Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY Fall '11. Naeem Khan – Exploring the Female Form

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Summary: Drama. Extravagance. Beauty. Of course, these are words to describe every collection of Naeem Khan. Coming up with new ways on how to create glitz and glamour every season seems effortless on Khan's part. The blouson gowns and trumpet skirts were a light touch when compared to ostrich feathered or beaded embroidered dresses. Describing his own collection as "an exploration of artistry, technique, and heritage coming together to re-define the glamour of the cosmopolitan woman," everything about each piece is a ode the decadence of beauty.

Some may seem to think this collection was a bit over the top with over embellishing but I personally enjoyed the show. For Khan, fashion is a moving art-form and is something that should be fun. The extremes could be a bit too much for some but for a designer like Khan, I think it was just right.

Color Palette: red, ink blot, ivory, black, gold, silver, paisley, jet

Fabrics & Textures: satin, patent leather, embroidery, wool crepe, organza, chiffon, tulle, crystal, beading, ostrich feather, dolman, jersey, fringe, silk georgette, charmeuse, satin twill, metallic, sequin, chiffon

Key Looks: Strapless trumpet skirt gown with mulit-colored floral threadwork; Paisley chiffon strapless gown with ostrich feathers; V-front chiffon caftan with pleated back and gold paisley beading

-Taneisha Jordan

Photos: NY Mag


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