Runway Review and Interview: Naeem Khan

The Naeem Khan Spring/Summer 2012 show was by far my favorite show of the season. The show opened to a grungy rock and roll version of Marilyn Manson’s, Sweet Dreams, which was a beautiful contrast against the glamour of the high fashion gowns that owned the mirrored runway.  The energy was electric and the audience, left in awe.

Red beaded gowns with intricate detail, black tulle dresses, printed floral ball gowns, lace off the shoulder gowns, high slit skirts with ruffles, low back beaded tops and an ostrich feather skirt were all part of the collection.

After the show I had the opportunity to speak with Naeem Khan in the American Express Skybox.  “With my collection, it’s all about the emotional connection,” he said.  “The moment a woman feels glamourous in my clothes is the connection.”

His inspiration for the collection was modernizing Old Hollywood and adding some touches of Spain.  Even though a ton of work goes into each collection, Khan was working on this for two and a half months and it took ten days to make.  He worked closely at his privately owned factory in India with 45 seamstresses, 10 craftsmen, 10 embroiderers and then sent the fabrics and designs about 600 people in the factory to make the actual creations before they were sent to the US and finalized.

Khan was anxious to tell me and other Amex card holders about his collection and I was excited to learn about the making because I hope one day he makes my wedding dress!

*This post is sponsored by American Express, but my thoughts and actions are honest.

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