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from the world over, and to create it with the vocabulary from your own country is genius.”
On his 2017 spring-summer collection, which he presented at the event, he says, “At a very young age, I started working for Halston, the late American designer, and this is my homage to him, in my own way where Asia meets America. And in the 1970s, the powerful and most interesting women, like Diana Vreeland, Didi Ryan and Babe Paley, were part of the iconic designer’s entourage. So how do you combine all that and how would that woman be today?”
He muses about how fashion today is so different from that era. “Today, we are making clothes far more efficiently because of different technologies available, like laser-cut and 3D printing. Also, we are so globally connected that I can go online and find certain techniques and have things produced in China.”
Modern restraint coupled with luxuriant fabrication. The design aesthetic of Naeem Khan is just genius
Brides here seeking to walk down the aisle in Naeem Khan’s threads head to Belle & Tulle Bridal. The designer says, “A wedding dress is the ultimate red-carpet statement because it is not only done for the world, it’s for your family and tradition, so I take from my ready-to-wear and it’s a twist on it for bridal but there is a lot of ready-to-wear in my bridal.”
He describes the Naeem Khan bride as fashionable, a bit avant-garde, and quite unlike the super-traditional bride. For instance, an earlier season saw the launch of French dresses, “but they were threequarter length inspired by ballerinas, so it was no longer all the way to the floor. They’re my most successful bridal dresses”.
Naeem Khan is known for his avant-garde, luxuriant bridal gowns with stunning handembroidery embellishments