Summary: Indian-born designer Naeem Khan’s Spring ’08 collection was fit for a queen — in more ways then one! Not only were the embroidered paisley-threadwork pieces and chiffon draped sheaths the epitomy of Indian-influenced luxury, but Jordan’s Queen Noor (wife of King Hussein) was spotted in the front row beaming in a pre-ordered blue and white paisley-threadwork caftan plucked directly off the runway.
It was Indian royalty, indeed! Naeem Khan called the show Luxurious India Meets America, and it certainly reflected lush Indian opulence at its finest! This was evident in the detailed silk shantung fabrics, intricate Indian-inspired maharani-threadwork prints, crystal-encrusted collars, and metallic sheen that encased the less elaborate gowns. It was certainly evident in the complex floral-embroidered lace jackets and cocktail dresses. Finally, it was evident in the sheer white satin blouse and metallic red embroidered print pencil skirt combo, saffron and silver tribal beaded silk chiffon sheaths and the textured silver trench over white palazzo pants.
Naeem Khan could be the designer that brings luxe prints back to an otherwise muted Spring fashion collection. Simply exquisite!
Color Palette: White, black, metallic-red, silver, pink, jheel-blue, ivory, jasmine, nude, taupe, gold, vermilion
Texture & Details: Paisley-threadwork patterns,embroidery,crepe chiffon, silk crepe, cotton organdy, silk shantung, silk chiffon, satin organza, crystal-encrusted, leather, tribal-beaded, lace, empire-waist, Moroccan beaded, draped cowl-front/back, pearl-beaded, jewel-encrusted
Key Looks: Black/Multi paisley-threadwork embroidered caftan in crepe chiffon, white/hibiscus paisley-threadwork embroidered hooded caftan in crepe chiffon over white threadwork embroidered short, jheel-blue/metallic maharani-threadwork embroidered jacket with white silk chiffon capri, rani-pink chiffon gown with crystal-encrusted collar, nude/multi jewel-encrusted raj gown, ivory floral-embroidered hand-made lace coat dress, vermilion/silver tribal-beaded backless sheath in silk chiffon
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