Indian-born designer Naeem Khan founded his eponymous label in 2003, presenting his first collection at Olympus Fashion Week in 2005. His work is ornate, intricately detailed, and best known for red-carpet gowns employing handmade fabrics. The label is carried in more than 200 stores, including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
All I can say is WOW! this is what INDIA-JEWEL JACKSON had to say about this stunning collection on Fashionista.com:
He materialized this (citing the decadent land of India as his main inspiration) through heavy beading, ethnic embroidering, and metallic embellishments prominently displayed on sparkly caftan dresses, glimmering gold sequined gowns, shimmering silver power suits, gold-studded skinny pants, cute cocktail frocks, and flouncy feather skirts. While necklines were deep, backs were exposed, and thigh slits were sky high, it wasn’t done in a tasteless, garish way at all—Khan’s fall offering came across masterfully artistic and incredibly celebratory of the fabulous feminine figure. If you’ve got it, flaunt it.
Part of what I love most about fashion is that it celebrates various cultures. I’m a huge fan of what is known as “Ethnic Fashion” and with this collection Naeem Khan has won my heart over a bunch of times. Not only is it beautiful, it’s also educational (best of both worlds) inspired by Indian body art motifs [known as Tilakas] such as series of white swirls and was titled “The Body As A Canvas: From the Mughal Paisley to the Hindu Tilakas” to reflect the influence.
Hailing from Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) the commercial and entertainment capital of India, it is also one of the world’s top 10 centers of commerce in terms of global financial flow, the birthplace of Indian cinema, & birthplace of Author Salman Rushdie, it is Awsome to see a celebration so masterfully translated.
What I love most is the husband/wife team of Ranjana Khan + Naeem Khan. For years Ranjana Khan has applied her vast knowledge of embroideries to create instantly iconic pieces of jewelry and accessories. She has become one of the world’s greatest authorities on embellishments, sharing her unique insight and experience with renowned couturiers like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alber Elbaz, and Alexander McQueen. Now, with the launch of her own collection, she speaks to an audience entirely her own. And with her elegant designs she puts just the right finishing touch on her hubby’s gorgeous Collection!
This dress was just the right length for her, not too long, and definitely not too short. With dark nails, metallic smokey eyes, and bouncy voluminous curls, this turned out to be one of her best red carpet appearances on tour.
Who wears it: Padma Lakshmi, Beyoncé, Eva Longoria, Alicia Keys, Princess Aga Khan, Carrie Underwood