Naeem Khan brings 1970s glamour to NYFW
Indian designer Naeem Khan showcased his Autumn/ Winter 2019 collection on February 12 at New York Fashion Week and celebrated the 1970s with eclectic clothing and supermodels from the era to close the show.
Naeem Khan closed his Autumn/ Winter 2019 show at NYFW with three supermodels from the 1970s, Pat Cleveland, Karen Bjornson, and Alva Chinn, all famous for their work for the decade’s iconic brand Halston. The models, who wore silver sequinned gowns, graced the runway with Khan, who has also worked for Halston before launching his eponymous brand.
The collection was inspired by 70s icon’s trips to India and the rich inspiration they found there. As an Indian himself, Khan had a wealth of textile heritage to draw on and he created intricately embroidered garments that were dramatic yet wearable. The collection was opulent with black velvet paired with rich-hued appliqués and multi-coloured lame textiles such that the finale of silver sequins looked almost minimalist and emphasised the seasoned models’ beauty.
"Mick Jagger and everybody was going to India. The idea was freedom. The idea was liberty, and today politically what is happening. So, it's kind of taking the energy from that," Khan told the Associated Press at the show.
The runway show welcomed guests including brand fans Ryan Seacrest and Debra Messing who sat in the front row. "The Oscars are coming up, so I am kind of thinking about what he may be making for those who will be on the carpet for the Oscars," said Seacrest at the show.
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