Fashion Houston

Naeem Khan’s Spring Collection Satisfies and Surprises

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Naeem Khan is one of the biggest names in fashion. His impeccable cut dresses, phenomenal gowns and chic separates are seen on starlets, socialites and featured on the silver screen. Khan’s impressive client list includes Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Angie Harmon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Born and raised in India, Khan was surrounded by a culture rich with history, dramatic architecture and exquisite design which greatly influenced his style. His collection, which launched in 2003 is now carried in more than 100 specialty stores. He launched Naeem Khan Bridal in 2013.

Naeem Khan was recently at Fashion Houston to show his spring collection. Handsomely dressed in black from head to toe he characteristically entered the Media Room with a combination of ease and high energy. “I love Houston!” Khan said. “The women really dress!” And of course my friend, Becca Cason Thrash, is just wonderful.”

Khan described his spring line as “full of romance, flowers, color and silhouettes. Something I’m introducing in this line for the first time is my sportswear and casual collection.” The designer who is known for his sophisticated designs and refined elegance said, “I want my clothes to be accessible to more women. These will be more for the daughters of my regular clientele with price points between $1200 and $1500.” Catering to a new generation of clients seeking relaxed glamour, Khan’s runway designs featured track pants paired with sequined pullovers.

For spring 2015, Khan said that the well-dressed woman, “needs everything!” Khan derives his inspiration from, “So many things…travels, people, lifestyles, culture, nature…” It was obvious to see nature blooming in his beautiful floral motif fabrics, embroidered designs and illusion lace patterns. His show offered plenty of drama with his exquisite over-the-top gowns and exciting new sportwear. The collection included stunning caftans, elegant ball gowns, spectacular sequined and beaded gowns and intricate embroidery. His color palette ranged from bright and bold to soft pastels. The crowd loved the show and gave the designer a Texas-sized ovation.

One of Khan’s most ardent Houston fans, Kelly Smith Lubanko said, “He has made some of my favorites! I had a ballgown covered in shards of mirror. It was stunning, but I lost three inches in height, because it was so heavy!!”

Tootsies reported that Khan’s new trunk show regulars fell in love with his new sportswear line ordering mostly sequined tops to style with jeans or slacks. Once thing’s for sure, from casual to black tie, you won’t be able to sneak in anywhere wearing a Naeem Khan!

Corporate and Personal Image Consultant since 1983, Helen Perry has twice earned the BBB Pinnacle Award for excellence in customer service. She developed and teaches Eticool School for children and the P.A.T.H. program for corporations. Perry is frequently called on by the media for her expert opinion and is an entertaining keynote speaker.

Visit www.helen-perry,com or call 713.816.6009.

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