Professional fashion trends 2022 from Hamza Qassim? Hamza Qassim is a Jordanian model. In 2019, he started his modelling career, working with local Jordanian Brands, Like FNL.co, Over the span of 2 years, Qassim has been seen in multiple appearances on international Vogue magazine pages, including Vogue Poland. After his experience over these years, Qassim gained more attention and started working with more famous labels, where he was seen modeling for brands like “Etro” and “Trashy clothing”, that featured Qassim, in top world magazines including, Vogue, and W magazine. With this experience, and his move from Amman to London, he had his first debut in London Fashion week under the Event “Fashion show live”.
Hamza Qassim worked with the Palestinian label Trashy Clothing’s summer 2021 campaign: Lawrence and Braika included kitschy odes to the Arab pop stars whom they consider to be gay icons of the early aughts, including Lebanese entertainer Haifa Wehbe, Egyptian singer Sherihan, and Maria, an Armenian Lebanese pop star. “They expressed their sexual side, which, while growing up, was so new. As queer people, we saw them claiming their sexuality and their bodies, and their lyrics and their voice,” says Lawrence. Many of the pieces in Trashy Clothing’s latest collection are inspired by these music videos, including a sleeveless tank and red pants culled from Wehbe’s “Ebn El Halal.” Sherihan’s face is also printed on a T-shirt and leggings, while Maria’s face appears on a skirt.
I am so happy to be back in New York, a city that has always been close to our hearts, said creative director Sarah Burton of the house’s first show in the city for more than 20 years. We showed the Dante collection here in 1996, and then came again with Eye in the autumn of 1999. It is part of our community, a place that has always welcomed us, and this season I want to honour that. So, this collection is inspired by that idea of community, and specifically by mycelium, by the reality of nature as a community that is far, far older than we are. Mycelium connects even the rooftop of the tallest skyscraper to the plants, to the grass, to the ground, to animals and to human beings. Mycelium has the most profound, interconnecting power, relaying messages through a magical underground structure, allowing trees to reach out to each other when either they or their young need help or are sick. The idea is humbling – beautiful – and, of course, a metaphor for interconnection and for community between people, between us all. We exist as single, individual entities on one level, but we are far more powerful connected to each other, to our families, to our friends, to our community. Given everything that has happened over the past two years, that seems more important than ever. As a community we are infinitely more able to restore, reinvent, rejuvenate – heal.
At Balenciaga, number four on our list, Demna originally hoped to address the intensifying anxieties of global warming. But the escalating crisis in Ukraine utterly changed his meaning. Balenciaga’s climate refugees with their leather garbage bags suddenly looked like war refugees. Having fled Georgia as a young boy when Russia invaded that country in 1993, Demna considered canceling the show, but ultimately decided to carry on. “Personally, I have sacrificed too much to war,” he said. “We must resist.” His cinematic presentation, set in a snow globe with models’ long dresses and long hair shuddering in the wind, produced the season’s most stirring visuals, and the catharsis that many of his followers were longing for.
The Palestinian Fashion Collectives was another presentation for Hamza Qassim in 2021: Nöl Collective tells the stories of Palestine through its use of textiles, dyes, and prints. The collective engages with its homeland by centering nearly lost practices and art forms in every piece of clothing—think simple cotton fabrics printed with the fruits and plants of Palestinian land, and multihued striped pockets made with ancient embroidery techniques. “Clothing is inherently political in every way,” says Yasmeen Mjalli, the collective’s creative director and founder. “It’s political in the way that the clothing of oppressed people is used to tell stories of historical and contemporary power dynamics.”