A lingering, calming music wafted through the same old, richly decorated hall where earlier during the week Julius had shown. Strange then that Qasimi Homme’s collection was to be one rooted in ‘future tribalism’ – song and cloth cut simply weren’t promising to gel. But as the calming music, certainly appreciated at the tail end of a Paris fashion week that has kept the Fashionising.com team somewhat busy, faded into something more appropriate Qasimi Homme’s fall 2011 offering opened with a tattooed torso clad in little more than tight leather pants. From the get go it was obvious enough this collection wouldn’t play to coming season’s relaxed aesthetic but instead stay firmly rooted in the skinny cut still more commonly popular. It was also clear that the likes of PETA might just loathe this collection, mens’ furs and all.
Fur may work for men in Paris, but elsewhere is frequently put aside. No matter for here, however, where it was used across gillets, bombers and as lining for a biker jacket.
Stronger than the use of fur, however, was the colour palette; dark colours, to be sure, but raging from chocolate to aubergine, it’s a much needed deviation from the standard black leather men normally choose. Also look to Qasimi Homme’s collection for a good use of belting, with well cut belted outerwear and sports coats hitting the catwalks.
See the entire Qasimi Homme autumn / fall 2011 catwalk by clicking on the thumbnails below.