It was his first ever show in India and FUF was lucky to be present there and capture the breathtakingly beautiful A/W 2013 collection by the very renowned Naeem Khan. The same has been presented sometime earlier at NYFW. His gowns are so distinct that one does remember seeing them on International celebrities. Remember Michelle Obama or Stacy Keibler ( George Clooney’s arm candy) wearing it at Academy awards or even Katy Perry at one of the functions.
The show was very well organised with minimum fuss and things were kept under wraps till the very last minute. Rumor had it that the show stopper was a big secret and that’s why when Frieda Pinto walked in the media assumed she was the one. However, she was the guest of honor seated in front row wearing a Naeem Khan from his latest collection.
Bejeweled high collar pieces, flowy silhouettes, intricate embroidery work representing his Indian roots, crystal gowns or beautiful prints it was sheer elegance all the way. To pick out one piece as my favorite would be difficult cos every time a model walked in ,I would gasp with sheer pleasure.
Each of the pieces were phenomenal be it crystal glittering bodices or the fully encrusted gown beaded black floor kissing creation, the chiffon drop waist ensemble with a sexy plunge neck and the embroidered cape gown showed Naeem’s expertise in designing one of a kind pieces. Skinny pants appeared under wrap skirts and were teamed with crystal covered boleros while embellished cape gowns glided on the runway. Moving into a more semi formal mode, there were printed dresses.The two fiery red entries were striking and velvet played a major role in the collection & the SHOES – booties from Manolo Blahnik were gorgeous. I so want them.
However if you were to put a gun on my head and ask me to pick a choice then it would be the 1st one right below and the final show stopper piece which was a dramatic multicolored geometrical draped beauty (last one). See I still can’t pick one
One word, ok two word “Truly International”
Naeem Khan we are so glad that you decided to grace us with your beautiful work.
Some international celebs seen recently in his new collection
Hope you all enjoyed as much as I enjoyed covering it for you guys. Will bring more from the fashion week. Stay tuned or follow me on twitter
Naeem Khan first time at Lakme fashion week, Naeem Khan Autumn Winter 2013
Photographs courtesy : Jaina Kumar for FUF