It was a pleasure shooting backstage at Naeem Khan’s FW’19 show, covering the beauty and first looks of his collection. For this season, lead makeup artist Gato collaborated with Maybelline to bring Khan’s 70’s glamour inspired collection to life. “I tried to focus on the strongest statements in the 70’s makeup: glowy skin, big lashes in both upper and lower, and soft glossy lips in pink… This soft version was the union between past and present, more minimalist and fresh,” said Gato. Gato added the perfect retro touch to this feminine and sophisticated look.
The ready-to-wear collection is an ode to 70’s glamour and is inspired by internationally acclaimed American designer of the time, Halston, and his nights spent at famous New York nightclub Studio 54. “The 70’s were a time of rebellion, anxiety and creativity—a little bit like [today]. Naeem decided to look back on his roots to move forward with his brand new vision of evening wear—more free made items you can mix and match with jeans or pants,” said Marco Cattoretti, Vice President of Naeem Khan Wholesale Ready to Wear and Bridal (and dear friend of mine).
Khan added his own unique twist on 70’s inspired pieces using mixed mediums from velvet and floral embroidery to ruffles and sequins. Khan stated in his show notes, “I feel an air of anticipation that society is taking a new direction and fashion with it... With a nod to Halston, my mentor, this is my take on fashion that today’s woman can mix and make her own.”
Three of Halston’s most iconic supermodels—Karen Bjornson, Pat Cleveland and Alva Chinn—made their way down the catwalk to close out the show, decked out in silver sequins. They served as showstoppers in this new revolution like the 70’s without a doubt! Check out my full gallery for more behind the scenes!