The New York-based American fashion designer Naeem Khan comes to Spain for the first time to present his new collection of bridal fashions and recently debuted evening wear in a catwalk show at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week. After a long career dressing women in international society and numerous celebrities from the world of art and showbiz, he has recently launched a bridal wear line, which he will show in Barcelona alongside the collections of 23 other renowned Spanish and international firms.
The creations of one of the most widely recognized firms in the fashion firmament, those of the designer and businessman of Indian origin, Naeem Khan, will be seen for the first time in a Spanish fashion show at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week. The show, which takes place on the evening of April 27, will feature a selection of looks from the Spring 2017 Bridal and Fall/Winter 2016/17 Ready-to-Wear collections. Khan will also be the special guest at the Barcelona Bridal Night, an event held after his catwalk show to which a number of professionals from the bridal fashion sector and the press will be invited.
Born in Mumbai and currently residing in New York, Naeem Khan is the Creative Director and CEO of his eponymous brand, which he launched in 2003. Khan comes from a family of fashion creators who made dresses for the royal families of India. He moved at a very young age to the United States where he was an apprentice for designer Halston, the creator behind many of the looks of Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Silvana Mangano and Liza Minnelli.
Today, Naeem Khan dresses some of the world’s most famous women, including US First Lady Michelle Obama, Queen Noor of Jordan, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Eva Longoria, Diane Kruger and Spanish celebrities Penélope Cruz, Isabel Preysler and Elsa Pataki amongst many others.
In 2008 he was named a member of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and more recently, in 2013, he launched his own bridal line. Today, the Naeem Khan Bridal collection is distributed through more than 100 points of sale across the world in luxury and high-end fashion stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Major international designers
As well as Naeem Khan, Houghton, the US firm that took part for the first time last year, is back again this year to present 30 of its creations from the Autumn 2016/Spring 2017 collection. Another new guests this year will be the Israeli firm Galia Lahav, one of the favourite designers of international stars such as Jennifer Lopez, model Dani Lawrence and singer Jana Kramer.
“It’s a real privilege for us to welcome Naeem Khan, who is unquestionably one of the most brilliant designers of haute couture fashions. With him and other world-famous firms such as US brand Houghton and Israeli firm Galia Lahav, the show has confirmed its status as the international epicentre of bridal fashion. These firms join the great selection of nationals brands that have been showing at BBFW for many years contributing to its global impact”, says the event’s director, Estermaria Laruccia.
Two months out from the event, all the exhibition space available in Hall 8 in the central urban space of Fira de Barcelona in Montjuïc has already been allocated. The almost 260 firms taking part this year, 58% of which are from abroad, will be presenting their 2017 collections of bridal dresses, grooms’ attire, evening wear and accessories.
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