What does a high-quality vehicle have to do with a one-of-a-kind haute couture dress? Mercedes-Benz seeks to engage in this dialogue as a part of it’s “Mercedes Benz Presents” program that titled Naeem Khan as “Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week” designer.
Naeem Khan dresses some of the most stylisth women in the world, some of his clients include Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Eva Longoria and Taylor Swift at the same many of his designs have been featured in fashion film classics such as Dreamgirls and Sex and the City. The Indian born designer began working with textiles under the observant eyes of his father and grandfather who were well-known for designing clothing worn by Indian royal families. After moving to the United States as a teenager and apprenticing for big names such as Halston, Khan launched his own line in 2003 in New York selling at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Khan is known for his sophisticated and timeless gowns and impeccably cut dresses and other separates that are embroidered by hand.
With Mercedes-Benz Fashion week around the corner, it has been announced that Naeem Khan is this year’s “Mercedes-Benz Presents” recipient. In its 9th year the “Mercedes-Benz Presents” program continues to tie fashion and automotive design together in an effort to support Mercedes-Benz fashion week designers. Every season a designer is chosen that demonstrates talent and dedication to the use of materials, unique style and innovation in design. Khan Joins other “Mercedes-Benz Presents” recipients such as Badgley Mischka, Narciso Rodriguez and Carolina Herrera.
“As a lifetime Mercedes-Benz owner, the honor of being chosen as the ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designer has a very special meaning to me,” says Naeem Khan. “I am thrilled to receive this accolade from a brand that shares the same passion for innovative design and quality craftsmanship that I do.”
In the Presents program, there will be pieces from the Naeem Khan collection and the 2012 ML63 AMG SUV. Both are set side by side as examples of superb craftsmanship and also design. Whereas in the fashion world, Khan creates chic and haute couture pieces, Mercedes-Benz creates fine tuned vehicles of outstanding quality using high-quality materials.