Naeem Khan Fall 2011 Review
Design Inspiration: Naeem Khan drew inspiration from the women who wear his clothes because “they are powerful.” And from “an exploration of artistry, technique and heritage coming together to redefine the glamour of the cosmopolitan woman.”
Overall Trend: Powerful flowing dresses with hints of an adventurous spirit.
Top Looks: Include a strapless dress with gold leather flowers covering every inch of the bodice, an ostrich feather mini dress with crystal beaded neckline and a black tulle gown with metallic sequin flowers.
Our Thoughts: Naeem Khan showcased his masterful technique from the moment the first piece hit the runway; it gave the illusion of lace overlay, but was revealed to be patent leather embroidery. This collection was a visual feast as each piece possessed a unique quality, while managing to be cohesive. The pieces were obviously meant for a dynamic woman who clearly has an eye for detail. His artistic precision is unmatched as the draping and beading of every gown was meticulously applied with no detail spared. There is no doubt that this collection will appear on a celebrity A-lister.
Naeem Khan’s talent is undoubtedly innate as he is a third generation designer whose grandfather has designed for Indian royalty. He worked for Halston for three years after arriving in the United States. In 2003 he launched Naeem Khan, a label now known for its distinctive take on modern glamour and coveted by both Hollywood royalty and New York socialites.
-Lisan J. Simpson
Images below thanks to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week