Aleem Kassam: Best Dressed Canadian  | The Globe and Mail

Aleem Kassam: Best Dressed Canadian  | The Globe and MailAleem Kassam

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Interior designer and partner at Kalu Interiors, Aleem Kassam has an Instagram account full of glamorous getaway photos, not to mention shots of his swish outfits (and terribly photogenic Bengal cat, Prince Theodoros). “The bulk of my wardrobe is just as well-travelled as I am, as it has come from just that – my travels. What better way to experience a new city, a culture, the people than through its fashion,” the 30-year-old Vancouver native says. Kassam, who has a penchant for designer duds ranging from New York-based brand Rag & Bone to Italian icon Gucci, was immersed in the glamorous European fashion landscape at an early age. “One of my earliest and most vivid memories is when I visited Lausanne, Switzerland for the first time with my mother. I think I was about 13 years old,” he recalls. “It was a new world to me, one uninhibited or unrestricted by preconceived notions of what fashion should be or is. Everything from your elderly woman in a long fur coat, to the middle-aged man in a bold patterned suit, to a young girl in a vibrant dress with bold accessories…and the bags! The shoes! Purely divine. Everyone had their own style, and it was respected.” While his attire can be described as jet-set, Kassam also treats himself at favourite hometown shops including Secret Location and John Fluevog, located in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood. – Odessa Paloma Parker

Source: Canada’s best dressed have spent years cultivating a style that’s all their own – The Globe and Mail


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