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  • Valentina Solci

Highlights from Naeem Khan's FW'19 Collection

My experience at NYFW: The Shows

Last week, I got invited to attend Naeem Khan's Fall/Winter 2019 fashion show at Spring Studios. Naeem Khan is an Indian fashion designer known for creating ornate gowns and pieces. He has dressed figures, such as, Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, and Kate Middleton.

A few hours prior to the event, I had to do a quick 30 minute shopping spree as I was in need of an outfit for it. I managed to pull together a look and ended up wearing a black mini dress, a faux leather/fur coat, a black shoulder bag, and my Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee highline boots. For makeup, I went for a simple look, as usual, and put some eyeshadow, mascara, and lip gloss. In regards to my hair, I put my hair down and parted it to the center.

On the day of the show, New York was experiencing a major snow storm so I opted to take a Lyft downtown to the location. This was my first time attending an event at Spring Studios, so I couldn't help but be excited! Once I arrived at the location and passed through security, I headed upstairs where the show was taking place. The space, overall, was pretty dark. Lighting mostly came from the strobe and spot lights, the flash from photographers' cameras, and the blue bulbs which were used to illuminate the mixed blue and white curtain backdrop that the runway had. With that being said, the backdrop added to the intricate yet classic set design as it transitioned well with the red and white carpet runway.

There were 42 looks in total from this collection, each adorned with specific details that helped to elevate the audience's appreciation of the behind-the-scenes craft. Hair, done by Tresemme, was worn in a largely blown out, voluminous style, and makeup, created by Maybelline New York, had a natural but glamorous appeal.

I shot all of my pics for the event from my iPhone, so I didn't get to take any high quality images of my three favorite looks. So, here's a brief description of the garments:

1) Look 14- a floral embroidered velvet dress with a gold lace appliqué detail

2) Look 17- a short sleeve animal print lame gown with a gold beaded belt

3) Look 24- a purple velvet one shoulder gown with a wrap skirt and gold fringe belt

Overall, the energy in the room was very positive and attentive, as a response to the elegance, glamour, and femininity that was showcased throughout all of the looks. I am so happy I got to attend this event and I look forward to, hopefully, seeing more productions like this in the near future!

Love always and forever,



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