Eveningwear from Naeem Khan makes a statement at New York Fashion Week

When formal gets fun: that’s what ApparelMagic client Naeem Khan explored at his runway show during New York Fashion Week.

Making a very compelling case for ditching the little black dress, he pulled out all the stops: with gowns in every color under the rainbow, and frequently several of them at once, garishly clashing with insouciant aplomb.

Shown in famed late architect Zaha Hadid’s futuristic luxury condo building in Chelsea, the designs looked right at home with their ropes of fringes echoing the building’s swoops and curves.

A whole caravan of dresses felt safari-ready, with models parading down the runway in every animal print imaginable, from leopard to zebra to giraffe. Others followed soon after in sleek 70s caftans and floral prints that went far past psychedelic.

Khan, a maximalist par excellence, knows his customer well, and demonstrates this season that she’s one that confident enough in her taste and body to put the fun back in capital-F fashion.

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