Naeem Khan is still Naeem Khan though, so the sweeping gowns, red carpet stunners and elegant sheaths that dress royalty are still the key silhouettes of this runway. They just happen to be interpreted with some Latin flavor in the most luxurious way possible. One of the most striking embellished groups were the ones with black base fabric and then embellished with fur, beads and crystal which vaguely resemble the aristocratic tribal looks of Mayan culture. The jacket and built up shoulders just looked so rich and indulgent.
The braided hairstyles were a perfect blend of elegant updo with a respectful reference to the traditional braided hair of Mexican women in ethnic garb. I would love to imagine that Frida Kahlo's most elegant dreams would be dressed from this collection.
|original photos by David TW Leung|