Naeem Khan’s fall collection was about much more than meets the eye. As expected, looks carried a heavy, glitzy weight — after all, Khan is known for his rich embroideries and embellishments even when doing “relaxed” sportswear. This time, he interpreted the pajama look. “My dear friend, Linda Fargo, came to my home wearing one, so I thought, ‘wouldn’t it be amazing to offer my clientele the most glamorous pajamas to lounge and entertain in,’” he explained. So what does Khan imagine his woman relaxing in? A linear beaded jacket and pant worn nonchalantly over a lace bra, or a black velvet drawstring version worn with the most intricate gold-embroidered maxi coat. The visual feast continued via a series of his signature colorful hand-embroidered floral thread work dresses and coats, culminating in a mosaic-embroidered jumpsuit. Kahn dialed it down via a series of metallic and black gowns — a pleated color-block halter number stunned, as did the long-sleeve embroidered version with ruffled cuffs that followed. Ironically, within all the fringe and sequin and lace and thread work, was a very simple message that Khan expressed in his notes, which went something like this: “A contemporary blend of art and techniques from all over the world that unifies us as one; because without diversity, you don’t have beauty.”

 

 

By  on February 14, 2017

Naeem Khan’s fall collection was about much more than meets the eye. As expected, looks carried a heavy, glitzy weight — after all, Khan is known for his rich embroideries and embellishments even when doing “relaxed” sportswear. This time, he interpreted the pajama look. “My dear friend, Linda Fargo, came to my home wearing one, so I thought, ‘wouldn’t it be amazing to offer my clientele the most glamorous pajamas to lounge and entertain in,’” he explained. So what does Khan imagine his woman relaxing in? A linear beaded jacket and pant worn nonchalantly over a lace bra, or a black velvet drawstring version worn with the most intricate gold-embroidered maxi coat. The visual feast continued via a series of his signature colorful hand-embroidered floral thread work dresses and coats, culminating in a mosaic-embroidered jumpsuit. Kahn dialed it down via a series of metallic and black gowns — a pleated color-block halter number stunned, as did the long-sleeve embroidered version with ruffled cuffs that followed. Ironically, within all the fringe and sequin and lace and thread work, was a very simple message that Khan expressed in his notes, which went something like this: “A contemporary blend of art and techniques from all over the world that unifies us as one; because without diversity, you don’t have beauty.”

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