Soaking in the Glamour at Naeem Khan
by Ian Laughead
It’s all about high drama with Naeem Khan. Taking to the runway with a balletic spring collection at New York Fashion Week, the ApparelMagic client essentially dismissed the everyday in favor of eveningwear at its most extreme.
For a designer who has dressed nearly every star, royal, and woman of power (see Beyonce, Kate Middleton, and Michelle Obama,) Khan knows a thing or two about making a statement on special occasions, and the spring collection was 40 statement looks, no filler.
Girlish tutus on one side, raffia-trimmed flapper dresses on the other, Khan had a creation for every type of event. Among the best were body-hugging gowns in sheer knitted mesh that sparkled with thousands of sequins. Prefer pants? The designer offered up formal track pants paired with formal kimonos left untied over lace bustier. Definitely a look that can get a starlet launched onto a thousand best-dressed lists.
You won’t have to look far for any of the show-stopping dresses on the movie premiere and award ceremony circuit because these are clothes that get noticed. In fact, actress Laverne Cox has already worn one of the metallic silver numbers at the Emmys red carpet.