Naeem Khan Fall 2014 Collection

Posted on February 12, 2014


Inspired by “the sexy, dark world of cabaret and the daring confident attitude that defined it,” Naeem Khan offered up a very “boudoir” kind of collection, with his usual shimmering, glamorous and slinky looks finding themselves walking a runway with more playful and openly sexy pieces: florals and animal prints, fringe and embroidery; all combining to bring a sort of burlesque sexiness to the forefront. It’s fun – and that’s not usually a word we associate with the brand.




[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]

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  • @Biting Panda

    Oh my, yes. If I were wealthy, this would be the collection I would be acquiring the most pieces from.

    • zenobar

      All the best sentences start with the phrase “If I were wealthy…”

  • Danielle

    Shut up and take my (imaginary) money!

    • PeggyOC

      [Waves fists of Monopoly money.]

  • Latin Buddy

    I see a lot of Eva Mendes in this for some reason

  • Sarah

    Those ladies all need afghan hounds, cigarette holders, fur stoles, and turbans. That’s a good thing, in my book.

    • zenobar

      Erte, Brute?

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I love you to bits.

      • The Versatile Chef


    • mjude

      I want to show up to work tomorrow with my afghan dog, cigarette holder & of course a fur stole.

      • Sarah

        Who doesn’t, man? I have a small white cat (<<<) I like to stroke languidly while drinking champagne and wearing outlandish cocktail rings, too.

        • mjude

          I will be dressed like that on Thursday (I am a legend in my own mind). we shall toast with champagne cause we are fabulous.

        • SierraDelta

          Does it count if I languidly stroke the faux fur on the hood of my polar-vortex-Michelin-tire-man down jacket?

          • Sarah

            Suuure it does – if you do it with panache, dahling.

          • SierraDelta

            Dahling, we BKs do EVERYTHING with panache!

      • Lucía Gavello

        And I don’t even smoke!

      • AnneElliot

        Don’t forget to pack your wind machine!

    • embers618

      They should sell those things with the dresses! Like a gift basket of fabulous.

  • newleaf1

    The animal prints look wonderful on the runway, but I think when we see them on the runway that this BK might see them as trashy. Just saying.

    • tereliz

      Beyoncé could pull them off. Maybe.

  • tallgirl1204

    The greyish-purplish one (sixth one down) looks taken straight out of an old Thin Man move from the 1930s. Myrna Loy could totally rock that look while sitting up in bed with a martini and cigarette…

    • filmcricket

      That one caught my eye too. I actually hate the colour, but the deco styling is delish.

      • decormaven

        Bet Amy Adams’ stylist is eyeing that one hard.

    • Daisy Walker

      I like both the long and short versions (in the small thumbnails) of that one.

      • kimmeister

        Those are my favorites of the whole collection, and probably the most “typical” Naeem Khan looks of the bunch.

    • marlie

      One of my favorites as well. It’s gorgeous.

    • SugarSnap108

      That one is my fave, though it would take many martinis for me to look good in it.

    • Adelaidey

      I came to point out that dress and formally request that Lupita Nyong’o wear it to the Oscars.

  • TerryMarie

    Very Gatsby. Gorgeous.

  • sagecreek

    Oh, I like all of this! Which is saying something, as I have a lifelong aversion to animal prints.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I don’t – I’m from Queens!

  • gabbilevy

    Wow, I thought the dress fourth up from the bottom was TSwift’s dress at the Grammys, but in gold. It’s not (that was Gucci) but this version is better.

    • kimmeister

      It’s a stunner.

    • when i first saw tay-tay, i was not liking that crew neck t-shirt sleeve look, but it’s growing on me. for some reason, i’m seeing helen mirren in some of these. she is fabulous enough to carry it off.

  • MilaXX

    Not crazy about most of the leopard print but this is a pretty sexy collection. I really want to see that green strapless with the feather bottom on the right gal come awards time.

    • zenobar

      I would like to see it on me. (No shame in my game.)

      • mjude

        I love your attitude.

    • The feathery green one is my fave. If only Christina Hendricks could get it custom fitted, it would be divine.

      • MilaXX

        The color would be great, but I don’t think I would like her in this. I think this is Fan Bing Bing’s dress.

  • Anna

    Shanghai Express realness. Absolutely LOVE.

  • SpillinTea

    Ajak Deng is so damn stunning…

    • Anna

      I know. Just breathtaking.

    • The Versatile Chef

      She has a lot of Lupita going on (Who Wore It Better?)

      • AnneElliot

        At first I thought it was Lupita! They could play sisters in a movie.

  • deelup

    Bring all of these to my yacht!

  • prisma

    Love his stuff.

  • Megan Kennedy

    I want to wear that long sleeved LBD right now. To class. Sadly I don’t think it would go with my snow boots.

  • If by cabaret they mean Cabaret I can definitely see it. A bit of Sally Bowles and a bit of Natalia Landauer.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Liza would DEFINITELY wear some of these.

  • Pennymac

    SWOON. Oh, to have the life wear this would be a necessary wardrobe!

  • zenobar

    I will take the Seussian iridescent feathered gown, 8th from the bottom, and the gold-and-silver fringey dresses, and also one of everything else.

  • marlie

    Really beautiful. There will definitely be a couple of gowns from this collection on the red carpet at the Oscars. And J Lo will wear one or both of the fringed, animal-print dresses at some point in the near future.

  • marlie

    I wonder if Khan is making a pitch for Lupita to wear something of his for the Oscars. The model in the picture at the top of the page looks SO much like her, and has her often-used style of makeup.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Yoy said boudoir collection and I thought I was going to see a strand of boring pieces that looked like lingerie.
    This is actually quite beautiful.

  • This collection is giving me ideas. Keira Knightley in 6, Annasophia Robb in 10, Angelina Jolie at the Maleficent premier in 13! Fabulous.

  • Shawn EH

    That’s the way to do sheer.

  • miscorrections

    I’m not sold on the erupting leopard bushes, but the beaded chevrons are striking in the best way.

  • Imasewsure

    I don’t like the red florals or any of the golds (that’s a theme with me I guess) but the rest of it is lovely. Really love the lavender and black sheer/stripe-y/celophane fabric. Hope to see it on the RC

  • jilly_d

    I’m seeing Anne Hathaway in quite a number of these; particularly the lavender gown with the plunge, the black with the attached white panels at the low waist, and the gold/white flapper numbers. She should give them a call.

    • boweryboy

      I could see that when Rachel Zoe was her stylist, but not now.

  • Raymond Dnomyar

    This is my favorite.

  • Alyssa

    I love this collection. It’s how I see myself dressing for red carpets if I were famous. Instead I’m sitting at my computer….

  • Hmmm. I wonder if we’re going to start seeing LOTS of Lupita-alike models now… Sure hope so…

  • ceceliadid

    Lupita needs to wear the black lace one with the red leaves.

  • Kate Andrews

    That long-sleeved gold dress is everything.

  • Ashley Ellen Wilson

    oh all that glorious slinky sexy goodness!

  • Trickytrisha

    I must learn to ignore the styling and look at the clothes. Here the poor models slicked back hair and, in some cases, unfortunately exposed ears were what my eye went to first. Second look through was more successful. There are some lovely, sumptuous dresses here.

  • boweryboy

    While I appreciate the craftmanship involved this is not my cup of tea at all. So, I give it an unenthusiastic “Meh”.

  • editrixie

    Wow, that greyscale roses gown is amazing, and I’m usually not drawn to that type of thing at all. I like this whole collection for the most part.

  • aquababe

    Can I just say, as a ballroom dancer I would KILL for that short sparkly dress with the chevrons. What can I say, I’m attracted to the shiny. Fabulous collection overall.

  • Constant Reader

    I really wish the sheer skirt trend would die. Other than that, I love this collection.

  • Mimi

    How A M A Z I N G would Lupita look in the first three pieces?

  • nycfan

    That metallic green dress is such a tough color for anyone to pull off, but it is gorgeous on its own … just not sure who the wearer would need to be to pull it off. The gray rose dress is really pretty, a striking collection overall.

    • embers618

      I think anyone with more of a porcelain complexion could wear it – my thoughts when I first saw it were Jessica Chastain or Michelle Dockery.

      • nycfan

        Yep, good call on Jessica … but I have a suspicion that fair skinned but dark hair/eyes might not work with it. Lovely dress, would love to see it on some one who could carry it off …

  • Jacob Bowen

    I can’t believe I even like those dresses with the “yarn like” skirts….wow.

  • PastryGoddess

    That feather dress is going to be all over the magazine pages

  • save_the_hobbit

    Don’t like the leopard print, but quite like the rest of it, especially the gold mesh dress and the short gold and white flapper-esque one.

  • LaSylphide

    Lots of good looks for the rc, and I want that black and white #13.

  • rebeemoon

    I can’t decide which I like best. Fourth one down, the long animal print with the feather duster bottom, maybe (although that’s not too flattering a description). Ninth one down, the black one with the sleeves and red flower petals . . . Which one to hypothetically pick?

  • luludexter

    some of this is definitely going to end up on the red carpet

  • I’m generally not into animal print stuff, but the dresses #4 and #5 look fun indeed.

  • demidaemon

    Love this, especially the red and metallic dresses. Hate the use of sheer, but that’s pretty much a given at this point.

  • fananafanafophalec

    I’m imaging queen helen in that gorgeous floor length lavender gown and it’s giving me life! not 100% sure it would work with her color, but I think it could be extraordinary

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  • Carly Clement

    WOW! So so beautiful!!!!!! It all looks so stunning and well made and the collection as a whole is so well put together! I cant wait to see these looks on the red carpet!

  • sleepycat

    DEAR GOD, I ACTUALLY LOVE the animal prints. This makes me think of Zelda Fitzgerald. Now all I have to do is find a drag queen and we can go charleston the night away

  • amanda lynn

    one of each (plus size) please.

  • quiltrx

    I always love Naeem Khan, and this is no exception! I don’t “do” animal prints, but these actually are elegantly deployed. And I LOVE that lilac Deco gown especially…the dress with the red appliqued flowers is pretty great, too.

  • MissusBee

    WERQs in progress.

  • Diego!

    Amazing! What a gorgeous collection. Those fabric not only are but they do look quite expensive too! Gorgeous.

  • Natalie

    Some beautiful pieces. Though aren’t 5 and 17 very very similar to Taylor Swift’s Grammy gown (which was Gucci)?

  • Anonymous

    One of these dresses looks almost exactly like the Gucci Premiere dress Taylor Swift wore to the Grammys this year.