Sunday, April 17th 2016
Often marking the end of an inevitably huge week, arriving at Naeem Khan’s studio for the final show on the bridal week calendar always feels a little like saving the best until last…this season proving no exception! Pulling inspiration from every corner of the globe for Spring 17, the designer described this collection as a celebration of originality, and ‘thinking outside of the box’.
Kaftans, sequins, gypsy embroidery, and a finale gown in black, we found ourselves in the midst of a collection unlike anything we’d ever seen. Not least of all, because the detail and technique involved in each piece was so unbelievably exquisite, it felt more akin to art. Only entirely wearable. And as their creator, there’s this beautiful sense when talking to Naeem, of someone who is so appreciative of this craftsmanship, of the work involved in bringing each piece to life, his vision for each gown translated and realised through a team of artisans, each weaving their magic. Stepping backstage this year was absolutely stepping outside of the box - and stepping into another world, witnessing first hand a collection that surprised and moved you, exactly as art should.
See the full runway show on the style guide.