On The Scene: Backstage at Naeem Khan for NYFW

New York Fashion Week continued for The Knockturnal as we made our way to the Naeem Khan show on Wednesday at Moynihan Station.

But before hitting the runway to check out the designer’s latest collection, we headed backstage to get an inside look into the hair styles Khan chose for his models.

Naeem Khan’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection was inspired by the modern, late 70’s Halston girl. The designer dedicated this collection to his mentor, Halston with whom he worked for in the 70’s.

Khan worked with TRESemmé stylist Jeanie Syfu who said she created a graceful, clean hair look that aligned with the laid-back 70s vibe of the collection. TRESemmé opted for a more natural hair style. Models with longer hair had straight strands with a slight flip at the end that flowed effortlessly down the runway. Models with short hair also went natural with slightly styled afros or cropped versions of the straight/flip look.


It was all about creating the in between of not too young, but not too old either.

TRESemmé stylists were on hand with two products: The Tres two extra-firm control gel and 24-hour body finishing spray. A blow dryer, large round brush, large barrel curlers, clips and tail comb were used to achieve the 70s style.

Khan went 70’s chic for the nails as well for which he used Nails by Gina Edwards for Kiss. The designer wanted two colors for the nails which resulted in a pink ombre French manicure on long, rounded nails.

The collection itself was all about color. Bold flower prints embroidered against sequence fabrics resulted in a glass effect. “Fringe” yellow, red and blue dresses that bounced to perfection as the models walked also caught our eye.  A few maxi dresses were also in the collection in blue and yellow colors with floral prints.


Khan who has dressed A listers from Michelle Obama to Amy Schumer said this collection is vibrant in color inspired by his deep love for cooking. To him, taste has color. We’ll eat to that!

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