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Kristin Booker • October 13, 2010

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Naeem Khan Spring 2011 Collection

Elle.com

About the Designer: Not only is Naeem Khan one of my favorite designers, he’s one of my favorite people. The insanely-talented designer turns out genius, incredibly beautiful creations every season. Khan is the descendant of designing talent, learning his craft from his grandfather and father, who were entrusted with the gowns of the Indian Royal Family. He moved to the US where he apprenticed for one of the fashion world’s most lauded designers, Roy Halston. He created his namesake house in 2003 and ever since then the fashion work has taken notice.

Every single thing he does has been loved from the minute it pops into his mind until the second it leaves his last look gaze. This is someone who takes excruciating care to craft everything that has his name on it…and it shows. Celebrities from Beyonce to Carrie Underwood to Brooke Shields adore this man for his talent. For information on past collections, read more here.

The Collection: Naeem Khan is one of the most anticipated shows of the season (I actually start to get giddy in my seat before it starts) and it didn’t disappoint again. Khan was inspired by the colors and sex appeal of Miami and sent gowns and dresses down the runway with HEAT. The models strutted down the runway in caftans, dresses (both day and cocktail) and gowns in vibrant tropical hues (sunshine yellow, melon pink,  ocean blues and greens) mixed with splashes of ink and white that were powerful, sexy and FUN! In a whole week of neutrals, this is what we look to Khan for every season and he delivered without question.

The 70’s inspired collection stole accessories from the era and evoked the breathless sun-drenched glamour of the jet set from that era with doorknocker necklaces (designed by his better half, jewelry designer Ranjana Khan) and bejeweled sandals. Gorgeous floral prints and embellishment inspired by the flora of the area brightened the collection and the silhouettes were alluring and red carpet ready. It was wearable day or night and for the woman who wants to be seen and adored. Spectacular!

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