Naeem Khan Quotes.
The design process usually starts as a fantasy, with ideas that I dream of and visualize. These ideas become a reality by bringing various ingredients together, from the lifestyle of my bride, her age and sex appeal, to the textures of the finest fabrics and embroideries that we produce in my family factories in India.
Halston was one of the hardest-working designers I have come across. The way he cut, moulded, manipulated and draped fabric was inspiring. I was submerged into the Halston subculture alongside Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor and Truman Capote. They shaped who I have become as a designer.
My childhood was a happy one. I was captain of the school sports team and played cricket after class. I had five younger siblings and a large loving family that lived together. We are still very close.
My favorite part of designing bridal is that I will be a part of the most important day in a woman’s life. My work needs to make her feel sophisticated, glamorous, sexy, and comfortable.
My parents noticed my love for clothes and encouraged me to study design abroad. I decided to join the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York but never ended up there.
Every designer needs a story. Mine is all about glamour because my family has been in the business of glamour for three generations. My grandfather Shamshuddin Khan started his embroidery and fabric-making business in the 1930s.
Every designer needs a story. Mine is all about glamour.
India always inspires me.
All the embroidery is made in my father’s workshop in India… and all the cutting and sewing is done in my studio.
What’s the purpose of living in a loft if you put up walls?
Most pieces take between two and three weeks and involve more than 40 people from the fabric cutters to the embroiders to the sewers. It’s an elaborate undertaking.