Naeem Khan brings his ’70s Life to the NYFW
For the Fall’19 Collection, Naeem Khan brought out pieces which were a mixture of ready wear red carpet worthy and also a major collection of separates which could be easily mixed and matched with anything. With a vibrant collection palette inspired by his birth country India, the collection saw lots of prints, textures, floral embroideries and beadings from the ’70s. “The Seventies. Mick Jagger, the Beatles going to India, I grew up in that era,” Khan said.
“I really designed everything as a layer, you can take pieces and mix and match. There are a lot of combinations to be had,” Khan said. There were a lot of vests, trousers, blouses, and jackets. There were also a couple of gowns and dresses. The collection also saw Khan taking inspiration from his mentor, Roy Halston. Khan was his apprentice in the ’70s. The draping and the figure-hugging silhouettes were all a nod to Halston, reminding him of the good old days. But he also tried bringing a balance here as he drew parallels in the social and political scenarios from today.
If all these were not enough to keep the crowds delighted, the ending made it more worthwhile. The finale saw the Halstonettes – Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, and Karen Bjornson walk down the runway dressed in head-to-toe sequined dresses. The trio were Roy Halston’s muses back in the ’70s. “With a nod to Halston, my mentor, this is my take on fashion that today’s woman can mix to make her own,” Naeem Khan was quoted as saying.
Pictures Courtesy of – Daniele Oberrauch / Gorunway.com / Vogue.com