There was a hustle and bustle backstage as final touches were stitched, hair finessed and decadent Chopard jewels meticulously layered around wrists and necks. The energy in the room was of true excitement as the collection was finally coming together after months of toiling over every minute detail; layers of stranded iridescent glass bead tassels, embroidery intertwined with pearls, sequins, feathers and raffia and newly explored stitching techniques and fabrications. It was clear Naeem Khan was pushing the boundaries this season, a notion he reiterated with the collection’s inspiration; powerhouse female rockstars the likes of Madonna and Pat Benatar.
Rockstars with a feminine edge… powerful, beautiful, fearless. Classic Naeem notions come into play, yet approached in a different way for a fresh take on bridal. 70s inspired silhouettes of embellished jumpsuits, hooded tracksuits and party dresses with art deco motifs and sheer panels. It’s unapologetically lavish and extravagant, rich in texture and detail.
A presentation at the House of Khan in the fashion district of New York. The stage was set with blossoming orchids, willows and ivory as models stood like statuesque sculptures as we walked around, admiring and inspecting every detail of every dress.
A slim-lined sheer gown embroidered with large blooms of Swarovkski crystals, raffia and matte sequins. A textural delight.
How to Wear
For the fashion forward, young, well travelled bride who has everything. This collection was made for a night of celebrations, dancing under a disco ball with your nearest and dearest til the crack of dawn. Let the dress be the moment and pair with simple undone waves and a glowing complexion. Style with decadent expensive jewels like Chopard otherwise keep it minimal with bare skin.
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