Style.com: Naeem Khan Spring 2013 Review
NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
By Alison Baenen
Naeem Khan is a man on the move. His recent travels took him around the globe, and in several of the places he landed, he found visual stimuli for Spring—a gorgeous sunset in Utah; tile work in Morocco; the surf in Hawaii—which he then snapped on one of his smartphones (he’s got an iPhone and a BlackBerry) and sent to Italy with instructions for turning them into prints. The results, presented digitally, through embroidery and via laser-cutting, were the main focus here, along with an emphasis on day- as opposed to eveningwear for Khan’s well-heeled clientele. A long satin sweater coat (the show notes identified it as a “topper”) in a black and white mosaic leather appliqué over slim white cotton pants looked graphic and fresh. An updated take on Resort’s sunflower print showed up on a to-the-floor belted shirtdress; in organza, it was unexpectedly chic. A rainbow of caftans closed the show—bedecked in sparkling beads, they were glitzy and glam. Clients hoping for a new gala gown will be disappointed this season, but smart shoppers will surely be able to think of somewhere to show off those caftans.