Naeem Khan’s collection for autumn 2016 was influenced by great women including artists and real-life princesses, but Frida Kahlo was his special muse for the dresses, floral crowns, jewellery and even the hair styles. Guests sipped tequila while waiting to see his bridal collection for autumn 2016 which was a clear hint of what was about to happen. The stage was adorned with bright blooms which also appeared on bridal headpieces. Intertwined silver flowers and fresh blossoms were blended together to create astonishing crowns worn with intricately embellished wedding gowns. It was a majestic combination of royal elegance and bohemian chic!
The versatile range of gowns included even elaborate bridal caftans and cute mini dresses with tassels and feathers. We also spotted a number of gorgeous effortless looks ideal for destination weddings, but dramatic ball gowns in both pink and white definitely stole the show.
Bold accessories worked equally well for both streamlined wedding dresses and most elaborate pieces. Each model wore a different floral crown and a pair of statement earrings which were carefully chosen to complement the gowns. Ornate embroideries and beadwork flooded the catwalk, but there were also a few gowns completely embellishment-free, but equally stunning.
It is hard to pick favourite looks from this collection which is so beautifully eclectic. Each piece is special and tells a thousand stories, but one of the most amazing gowns was certainly the last one which closed the show. It was a truly stunning ivory ball gown with a heart-shaped bodice and a huge skirt, all covered in gold and silver patches. It resembles the wedding gowns of French princesses and yet it is so sexy and modern with bare shoulders and delicate gloves that mimic the metallic embellishments on the dress. It was accessorised with a gigantic golden crown, matching earrings and a golden veil.
Two pink gowns were also very extravagant. The first one was a seductive column dress with plunging neckline and eye-catching 3D blooms, while the other one was a classic ball gown with a sleek organza skirt and beautifully embroidered bodice.
Shoes were an important detail as well! Models wore high platform sandals with wedding dresses that had a bohemian flavour and elegant strappy heels which looked adorable with cocktail frocks. The hair was tied in Frida Kahlo’s signature plaits, while the make-up look comprised berry-stained lips, subtle eye shadow, flushed cheeks and mascara.
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