Runway Report: Naeem Khan AW18

Naeem Khan is a designer that doesn’t shy away from the bold and beautiful. In fact, the India-born creative genius grew up surrounded by vibrant culture, history, exuberant style and powerful women – themes which Mr. Khan brings with him each season.

His Fall 2018 runway show opened with a variety of two-pieces; a heavy embroidered, velvet tracksuit in orange and pink sequin detailing, followed by a bright white suit lined at the arms and legs with filigree floral lace followed by a noir velvet pant-suit in moss green, and Azul blue embellishment. It was clear from the mix of silhouettes, styling and even the music that a collaboration of cultures influenced Khan this season, bringing us around the world all onto one runway, at a time where things seem more segregated than not.

In true Khan form, the designer sent down a slew of evening attire (primarily gowns and dresses) – ones that are always quick to make his fans’ hearts flutter. A floor length, pewter frock with upside-down sequins in black, was given a hood, lined with Louboutin sole-red, while a translucent number adorned in pale gold gems and sequins, was piped with a little velour bow at the neck. A look we could possibly see at the Oscars in a few weeks?

Naeem Khan, took a bow and dedicated his show to the women in his life, commenting that they are, “strong, independent, motivated, and beautiful inside and out.”

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji