You can count on Naeem Khan to deliver intricately embroidered looks for all your special-occasion needs, but — by client request — his resort collection took a decidedly daytime approach with separates and short dresses. “I mean, what does a woman get when she’s going for a great lunch or other things?” the designer asked.
His propositions for daywear were heavy on florals, stitching techniques and hand-embroideries. “It’s about [embroidering] and [mixing] different materials and textures,” Khan said. Engineered prints on short dresses incorporated floral appliqués and beading, and could pair easily with a matching cape to transition into night. Sweater options were particularly great, some with peony patterns created by sewing together pieces of organza, and others with swaying fringe beads. Sheer blouses had nice surface texture, and could pair equally well over trousers or gowns.
For those in search of traditional evening fare, fear not: there was still plenty of sterling silver sequins and artistically woven patterns. A beautiful lilac-hued gown featured a new technique in Khan’s vernacular — embroidered cords instead of threads — while a sequined, geometric-patterned jumpsuit provided a rock star moment.