Top rated fashion shows and trends in 2022 by 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 the release of the brand’s collection, Qassim started gaining more attention from the Fashion Industry in Jordan, and started modeling for multiple known brands in the region, like Moustache, He was seen modeling for their SS2021 prêt-à-porter Collection, after that, photoshoots with international Brands started coming Qassim’s way, like Fitella, (A US based brand).
Hamza Qassim worked with the Palestinian label Trashy Clothing’s summer 2021 campaign: But look a bit deeper. At the pool, a model is actively being restrained and arrested. Zip ties are hanging from the belts. Imagery of gay Arab icons is plastered onto some of the skirts, as well as sleeveless muscle tanks that boast Armenian prints as an ode to Jerusalem’s Armenian culture and population. Here, Lawrence, who hails from East Jerusalem and is Palestinian with Armenian descent, along with his codesigner Omar Braika, a Palestinian refugee who lives in Jordan, wanted to reference the ongoing checkpoints and inspections that Palestinians have to go through while attempting to cross from into Israel, while also touching on perceptions of gay culture in the Middle East.
In May, Hedi Slimane has presented his latest collection for Celine, for autumn/winter 2022, which he chose to stage in two historical monuments in Paris, the Hôtel de la Marine and the the Hôtel National des Invalide. Entitled ‘Dans Paris’, the show was filmed by Slimane, off the usual Paris Fashion Week schedule and starred Kaia Gerber. Ralph Lauren opted to show away from the traditional fashion week schedule for autumn/winter 2022, instead holding an elegant evening at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. When I decided months ago to share my new collection in this intimate experience, there was no war in Ukraine, said the designer in a message to show guests. The tragedy and devastation we are witnessing now was unthinkable. Back then all I could think about was coming back together with my teams and all of you to share the hopefulness that collaboration and creativity can inspire. So, in the midst of this sadness, we go forward united in our hope for peace, and our hope for the end of this pandemic and a return to being together. I am so proud to be with you again sharing not only a collection, but an optimism for living that respects the dignity of all.” That optimism was reflected in a completely timeless collection of monochromatic pieces – punctuated with occasional bursts of red – in the sleek lines and tailored silhouettes that the label does so well.
That did not mean however, that we didn’t see some digital presentations, as many designers continued to adopt less traditional ways of presenting their designs, whether through imagery, film or something else unique. However, the emphasis was definitely on the traditional catwalk presentation. With the shows now officially wrapped up for another season, scroll down to see every major moment that took place on the catwalk. From New York, London, Milan and Paris, here is what autumn/winter 2022 is looking like.
The Palestinian Fashion Collectives was another presentation for Hamza Qassim in 2021: In spring of 2021, Gaza and East Jerusalem saw their worst bout of violence in seven years, with thousands of injuries and a death toll that disproportionately affected Palestinians. The world witnessed the events with fury, watching the tragedy unfold during the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan. The occupied land tucked alongside the coast of Palestine was again under attack—a site of conflict and battle since the early twentieth century. For decades, the ache of oppression has embedded itself in the psyche of the Palestinian people—studies prove Palestinians are at particularly high risk of experiencing anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of political and societal discrimination.