The Oscars are early this year and New York fashion week is late, which means starlet favorite Naeem Khan’s freshest red-carpet options will hail from Pre-Fall. (For the rest of us, the collection drops in stores in the summer of 2015, just in time for the autumn party circuit.) With this season styled for the first time by Micaela Erlanger, who dresses Lupita Nyong’o, Khan said he wanted to make “classic, beautiful evening dresses that are right for my women around the world, from Los Angeles to the Middle East.”
Khan offered a host of options in a palette dominated by blue, black, and white, from a low-cut, polo-collar cocktail dress decorated with leatherlike matte sequins to a star-covered halter gown topped with a cropped-and-sequined moto jacket. There was an emphasis on dimension and texture, including the heavy embroidery and beading on a sporty sweater, and a white fabric woven with microfilament, also known as fishing line, engineered to shimmer in the light. If Khan’s collection was intended to give his customer something to party in, he succeeded.