The first thing that is easy to notice about the clothes in the Naeem Khan spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection is that they are strong pieces, beautifully designed that could stand out in any room. Every item shown was marvellous to look at individually, wonderful to see working as a part of an ensemble and perfectly fitting as a unit within a large, cohesive runway show.
Definite influences from traditional Indian garb can be seen throughout the Naeem Khan spring/summer 2017 collection. The strength and vibrancy of the colors was entrancing to see on the darker runway, and even the solid color pieces had movement and incredible silhouettes. Every option from day dresses to ball gowns was shown and every piece was impeccably stunning.
The looks in the collection were adventurous, showing off a fearlessness for the upcoming spring season that was absolutely refreshing, even while folding in the current running trends into many of the looks. Everything about the runway presentation was exciting from beginning to end, as each look built upon the excitement created by the last.
Unexpected pieces like the black and white cape dress with drawstring waist and boatneck neckline were classic and undeniably flawless. None of the pieces were out of touch with the current trends, elaborating on them and updating them to give them new exciting life.
Beautiful form-fitting gowns adorned with flowers evoke spring clearly and fashionably without overpowering the varied nature of the collection. Bold black and white dresses with swooping lines, curves and varied silhouettes brought the drama that fashionistas live to see on the runway.
Rich blues, reds, oranges, greens and yellows worked harmoniously in several different patterns that burned dazzling impressions onto the memory of those watching. The entirety of the Naeem Khan spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection was intense and powerful without being overwhelming.
This collection is truly transcendent, beyond anything that was expected and beautifully worked and designed. Even the shoes were vibrantly and flawlessly colored to fit in with the ensembles. No one expected anything less of the talented and sought after designer who created an awe-inspiring custom dress for Michelle Obama this year.
Naeem Khan’s designs have been seen not only on First Lady Michelle Obama, Queen Noor of Jordan and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, but also on a dazzling number of Hollywood celebrities, musicians and politicians. His pieces feel intelligently and respectfully designed to be beautiful and complementary, even romantic in some cases without being too much to realistically wear.
Every person involved in the Naeem Khan spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection is boundlessly talented, the designs are exquisite, intricate and inspiring.
Photos courtesy of Vogue