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Day 2 at Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 23, 2013

‘Mixed Emotions’ is how I can describe Day 1 of  LFW. With Gen Next designers making quite an impression with their new designs and the veteran designers adding the glam factor to the show………one got to see various creations from different eras. IFP takes you through the best collection on Day 2 of LFW.

Photo Courtesy : http://www.lakmefashionweek.co.in

Naeem Khan

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After seeing Naeem’s collection at New York Fashion Week last month, seeing his outfits on the Indian runway were equally fascinating. The designer finally got his much deserved due in his home country. The collection had gowns, dresses & kaftans in beautiful bright colours. His signature style of combining drapes with sequin detailing was the highlight of this collection.

No one does glamorous gowns like Naeem Khan……..the amount of bling is just right, the fit is amazing and the entire look of an outfit is so feminine. I had wished that Indian media and fashion fraternity acknowledge Naeem’s work in my previous article nearly two years ago. I am delighted to see his efforts being recognised here. I am sure his designs will make waves on the Indian red carpet just the way they have conquered the international scene. All IFP can say to this designer is Welcome Home Naeem!!!

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Nikhil Thampi

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Designer Nikhil Thampi’s collection ‘Cruise 2013’ made the shades of yellow a ‘must-have’ for this summer season. The collection which had designs for both men & women was done up in fabrics like crêpe, net, cotton and lycra. Jumpsuits, shorts, sheath dresses, flowy gown, jackets and tunics were a part of this collection.

Overall colour was the part for which I adored this collection.add to it some metallic touches in form of belts & voila you have something new on the Indian runway. The fabrics were suitable for the hot summer season yet the sharp designs caught my eye. I did like Nikhil’s work with sheer fabric and think we might get to see these designs off the runway too.

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Shehla Khan

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Shehla Khan’s collection titled ‘Boudoir’ was inspired by French architecture………the designer who has taken her family business of creating lace to the next  level by establishing her own label ‘Shehlaa’. The collection had dreamy dresses and gowns in pastels with crystal details. Love the short lace dresses which very sexy and elegant at the same time while the gowns were fabulous too. But I am on edge about the two piece outfits with short skirt underneath. Shehla has created fabulous looks with lace and I hope she continues to showcase new ways of incorporating this alluring fabric in her designs. IFP liked this collection.

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IFP also liked the works of……

Pia Pauro

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Kunal Rawal

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Naeem Khan’s Fall 2013 Collection at New York Fashion Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on February 13, 2013

Designer Naeem Khan showcased his recent work ‘Fall 2013’ collection at the Mercedes Benz NYFW. Vintage was the theme behind the look of the show…….models walked the runway in vintage formal braided updos while the make-up was au natural. Though I was not that thrilled when Naeem showcased his Spring 2013 collection at NYFW in the year 2012……..this time around I couldn’t help but smile ear to ear after seeing this collection.

The collection included gowns [how does he make them turn out so elegant??], knee-length dresses, velvet jackets, kaftans, formal pants, skirts and scarves. This time around, Naeem experimented with sheer & flowy fabrics like silk, chiffon, georgettes, lace in gowns & dresses while introducing velvet for that regal touch. Love the velvet jacket in maroon which was teamed with formal pants & lace halter top. The colours were red, maroon, blue & black with sequin detail work in gold & silver. The gowns in red & golden were so romantic……..I am sure these will get featured on the red carpet  soon.

All I can say that this collection was ‘BEAUTIFUL’ & ‘AWESOME”…… all in capital of course……..the vintage charm was reflected fabulously in this collection and the sequin work was class apart.

Naeem will be showcasing his works in upcoming fashion week in India……Can hardly wait for that. Watch this space for more update.

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Naeem Khan showcases at New York Fashion Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 12, 2012

Designer Naeem Khan showcased his Spring 2013 collection at the Mercedez Benz New York Fashion Week which had a range of knee length dresses, pants, jackets and gowns. Unlike Naeem’s earlier works, shimmer detailing was limited to the bodice part of an outfit. The ‘fit’ was given main emphasis with a fair amount of floral prints, leaf motifs and lace cutwork used in this collection. The collection also included few pieces of Naeem Khan’s signature work – The Kaftan dress in yellow, peach and powder blue shades.

I personally wanted to see more bright colors in Naeem’s collection since this time around the designer went for less detail work. Loved the jackets and the pants in this collection as they oozed ‘sophistication’ which I am sure many fashionista’s will be ready to lay their hands on. This collection was very different from Naeem’s previous collection as prints and monochromes took centre-stage.  The fabric was rich, the ‘Fit’ was perfect and the styling was kept neat. Although keeping in mind the spring season, I hoped Naeem would have surprised with alluring hues…………but maybe that’s just me. A designer who is so creatively gifted, I am too small to judge his work.

IFP gets you an exclusive look at his latest works showcased at Mercedez Benz New York Fashion Week.

 

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Naeem Khan at New York Fashion Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on February 15, 2012

Designer Naeem Khan presented his recent Fall 2012 collection at the Mercezeds Benz New York Fashion Week. The collection was done up in black & white had loads of geometric prints, sequin & feather details. The collection largely consisted of gowns had a red carpet appeal. So with the Academy Awards just around the corner, IFP will look forward to see celebs in a Naeem Khan Couture on the red carpet.

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Naeem Khan at New York Fashion Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 17, 2011

Here is your exclusive look at Naeem Khan’s recent Spring 2012 collection displayed at Mercedez-Benz New York Fashion Week.The collection had gowns, dresses and kaftans with loads of floral prints, detail work and shimmer. Heart those amazing gowns….hope to see loads of them on the red carpet next season.

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Academy Awards 2011 – Red Carpet Review

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on February 28, 2011

Academy Awards better known as ‘Oscars’ is the most prestigious award ceremony held to honour the best in Hollywood. Many Indian origin designers who created outfits for Hollywood celebrity as well as Indian celebrities were present to grace this occasion. Heres your look at the red carpet.

 

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Our very own Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was present at the event looking awesome in an ‘Armani Prive’ off shoulder gown in shimmer coffee colour with those amazing earrings. Thank god she is wearing jewellery like the earrings, a cuff and the gorgeous ring……………Love the look. It is clean, hair is done up in bangs with twisted curls at the end, a mini chocolate brown clutch, her skin is flawless. Can’t find any fault with it.  She is at her best on the International red carpet as I have maintained since her Cannes appearances. Way to go girl………

 

Just In are the photos of Aishwarya along with hubby Abhishek who looked quite handsome himself in a tuxedo. Check out their photo together. Feast your eyes people.

 

Annette Bening wearing a Naeem Khan outfit

Oscar nominee Annette Bening  was seen wearing a Naeem Khan designed outift from his recent Fall 2011 collection. A graceful woman like her  can do no wrong with her emerald earrings, bracelet and a ring. Love the gown on the runway, love it equally on her. Way to go Naeem Khan.

 

 

Mallika Sherawat


Mallika Sherawat also made a surprising red carpet appearance in a shimmer grey gown with quite an eye-catching one shoulder design. I am gonna say that this appearance of hers was way better than the earlier ones. Though the shoes and the hair got me down a bit, still she looks sexy in a sleek way. I like it…………..

 

A.R.Rahman with wife


A.R.Rahman walked the red carpet hand in hand with his wife wearing a black suit with a ‘pop of colour’ tie. His wife Saira went for a more traditional way opting for a golden beige salwar kameez  & looked elegant. A.R.Rahman went traditional in a black bandhgala while he performed on stage……………I honestly preferred that look which you can see below.

 

 

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Naeem Khan Fall/Winter 2011

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on February 18, 2011


How many times can a designer make a comeback in his or her career???? Once, twice ……………ok maybe thrice but that’s where I would draw a line. But Naeem Khan seems to be an exception who happens to make a successful comeback every single time. Every season I eagerly wait for Naeem’s new collection with new hopes that this time around there will be something unique to look forward to…………….I am never disappointed. I heaved a sigh of relief when I saw some colour and detail work in Naeem Khan’s Fall 2011 collection whereas most other designers went more gothic and dark. I must say that cold season does not always have to be dark and gloomy……………….it needs to have a touch of colour here and there.

Naeem has used more prints this time unlike last year’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection where mirror detail work took center stage and the earlier collection was more ‘Rocker Chic’. This time around ‘Sophistication’ was the key to the look on the runway with the models styled with pulled back hairdos, adorned with earrings only walked down the runway, each one looking like a million bucks in the shimmery outfits. There was a large variety in terms of  styles with halter necks in flowy dresses, off shoulder gowns, cocktail dresses with sequin & stone work, prints on black background, kaftans in jewel tones, prints never used before on the runway……………..unique as I said earlier.

I am a fan of the gowns in this collection which had elaborate detail work all over and few of them had sexy eye-catching ‘backs’. The colour palette was more of rich dark shades which totally works for the fall season………..love the rich jewel tones like sapphire blues and ruby reds. The only design which I was not digging was the use of more fur & ostrich feathers which stood out more than the detail work, totally overpowering the entire look………… I have seen Naeem use fur last season’s collection also but that was limited to trimmings only. I understand that the theme required fur to be incorporated but without it too the collection would have worked for me……………………this is just my honest opinion. I truly believe that use of colours combined with detail work are the strong points of Naeem which sets him apart from the rest of the clan.

My verdict : Each Outfit looks like a piece of ‘Art’…………..very alluring, amazingly creative yet extremely sophisticated. Naeem Khan’s hardwork and effort are beautifully reflected in every silhouette.

 

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Naeem Khan at New York Fashion Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 17, 2010

Spring is here for sure………………..Oh I know it is still autumn but that is what I am thinking after looking at Naeem Khan’s Spring 2011 collection which he presented on 16th Sept., 2010 at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2010 in New York City. His earlier Spring 2010 collection was dominated by colours like black, white, fuchsia, pinks but this time around it is a bouquet of amazing spring colours. Whereas the Autumn 2010 collection had loads of sequins, detail work and tonnes of shimmer…………Spring 2011 had more emphasis on floral details and was very subtle.  If you wish to see Naeem Khan’s Fall 2010 collection please click here

The collection had evening gowns, short summer dresses, cocktail dresses, skirts with flirty tops, Kaftan type dresses with golden embroidery work, one shoulder and even off shoulder dresses. Styling was kept neat in order to give more emphasis to the outfits with straight set in front hairstyles…………………what makes his collection stand out as always has to be the combination of his outfits and the amazing  jewelery……………………………Let me guess Mrs.Ranjana Khan gets the credit for the colourful summer feel jewelery. The collection was all about colour, colour and more colour which is the nerve of any spring collection…………..Naeem Khan has got to the point.

My favourite piece of creation in this collection is definitely the floral motifs on yellow background outfits…………..love the play of different tints & hues with minimal detail work…………..very, very contemporary yet absolutely spring. After seeing all the boring summer collection in whites, blacks and beige [of course it is boring if there ain’t anything new & creative]……………..this collection was like fresh air. Let’s understand that international fashion is not just about ‘cut’ anymore…………the detail work is ‘in vogue’ and the way to future. In fact in my opinion it is the kind of detailing that makes  a designer unique in today’s fashion scene.

My Verdict about the Naeem Khan Spring 2011 collection : His creations are here to stay!!!

P.S. : To the Indian Media : Please do put the spotlight on Indian origin Designers settled abroad for their hard work and show some enthusiasm as you would when you look at any Bollywood celebrity…………….Our country has immense talent settled abroad but we rather admire a foreigner’s work than acknowledge our own people. Pity!!!

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