Memorable and exotic, the latest Naeem Khan spring 2017 bridal collection takes us directly from our wedding day to the honeymoon, making us travel back and forth from one destination to another. Coincidentally, the Naeem Khan bridal 2017 collection’s runway show took place on the same day Princess Kate Middleton wore a Naeem Khan frock while posing on a bench in front of Taj Mahal for a series of symbolic images.
What’s even better, the Indian-American designer added a bit of philosophy to the entire collection, intertwining two equally fascinating forms of art in 23 different pieces. Besides asking himself how he could make each of the proposals sartorially perfect, Khan also took the time to think about how it could be possible to give each design a strong, unique personality that could speak up for itself. In doing so, he had, of course, to navigate through an ocean of transcendental and rhetorical questions that usually go beyond fashion.
“How do I make each piece a special piece? Each dress tells its own story, so how do I make each one amazing?” Naeem Khan stated backstage. If there’s one thing that makes fashion astounding, that’s the balanced combination of humbleness and terrific sartorial skills that Khan clearly possesses, as particularly proven by this latest collection of his.
Named after some of the most exotic and picturesque destinations of the world (such as Amalfi, Bali and St. Lucia), the dresses in Naeem Khan’s spring 2017 bridal collection alternate soft, pastel colors with bold, bright shades, perfectly personifying each of the destinations they are named after. The designer had fun going beyond traditions as well, opting for intense lavender, magnolia pink, deep cobalt and, of course, some patterns too.
Miniscule floral embroideries and paisley motifs adorn some of the gowns, proving one doesn’t necessarily need to go for a total-white dress to make the wedding day unique and special. As usual, Khan encourages being brave and fighting against conventional norms, while also helping to change the traditional fashion rules bringing forth a different kind of elegance. Ivory and gold accents completed most of the proposals, not to mention the flourishing cascades of gems, feathers and paillette appliqués that truly gave a meaning to luxe fashion.
What’s even better about the collection is that it provides a silhouette for every bride indeed, as well as a style for every personality a future spouse might want to show off during her wedding day. Khan sent down the runway both vaporous organza gowns and fully beaded jumpsuits, not to mention the quirky tunic worn over an embellished pair of leggings or even the midi double-tiered tulle gown with the exquisite beaded bodice. Metallic fringe cocktail dresses and tulle structured dresses made quite of a scene too.
An impressive black dress with a high-collared ball gown with a matching black lace veil and cascades of floral embellishments romantically drew the collection to its close, leaving Khan’s fans lost in amazement, to say the least.
Photos courtesy of Vogue