Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Naeem Khan Spring 2016 NYFW



Today 2 of my cardinal rules will be broken. #1 is that it must be said that this show was one of the most professionally staged and choreographed;  the end with 16 models on the runway standing 2 abreast was a sight to behold and forced a memory of how all shows were once staged.. Bravo! … #2 is that the photos come nowhere near the actual beauty of the clothes in person; hands down the photos are pale imitations of the reality. The head wear and hair bore little to no resemblance to what was seen and what was seen was impeccably rendered.
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Mr. Khan does what he does and he does it well. He produces evening and cocktail clothes of the first order. He employs beading with great abandon, a great use in the variety of fabrics synonymous with this category of apparel ( georgette, taffeta, jersey, charmeuse, duchess satin, to name a few), as well as variety of silhouettes that will attract red carpet vamps to mothers of the bride and ALL of them superbly made and conceived for maximum allure. And before I forget, there was this spectrum of color that is sure to delight anyone who yearns to wear something other than just black, white or ecru. Yikes!!  Don’t let me forget to raise up the point of how masterfully and thoughtfully the prints were engineered and how the collection was actually broken down and shown in groupings.
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These are clothes that really go beyond just like or dislike and again after a season, thus far, that has been so rife with excuses for what supposedly passes as fashion, Naeem Khan catches a brass ring!
P.S. special thanks to Timmy whom I met 35 years ago when he was interning where I was sales manager!
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