Naeem Khan Shows Hand-Painted Wedding Dresses for Spring 2016

Naeem Khan's artwork is highlighted in detailed embroidery, beadwork and even hand-painted accents in his Spring 2016 wedding dress collection.
by Rachel Torgerson
Naeem Khan Spring 2016 bridal fashion week wedding dresses
photo by Kurt Wilberding

Artistry was the focus of Naeem Khan's Spring 2016 bridal collection, from hand-painted dresses to one-of-a-kind crowns and dangling earrings by David Mandel (each a gorgeous, unique take on silver stars and twigs).

The dresses and styling are right on trend. Some of the models sported gloves, which would have fit right into Amal Alamuddin's wedding day look for her destination wedding to George Clooney in Italy. In fact, many of the designs have an international aesthetic. Each dress was inspired by a destination, whether it was a more abstract place, like "the opera," or a specific city, like San Francisco or France's Saint Tropez or Lyon. A French influence also showed through in Khan's use of what he deemed "French blue." Khan also had several pretty tiered tulle pieces in his collection.

As always, attention to detail was paramount during the Spring 2016 show, from intricate beadwork and embroidery to the (literally) hand-painted work on the first gown's overlay and veil. Khan's figure-flattering looks are tailored to the woman's body, elongating the torso and narrowing at the waist. The last piece had to be one of his most complex designs to date -- a menswear-inspired tuxedo suit with allover, hand-sewn sequins for added glamour.

See all of the designer's looks below!

Naeem Khan ivory and French blue tulle hand painted V-front wedding dress with matching hand painted veil

Naeem Khan ivory tulle beaded bodice wedding dress with rouched tulle skirt

Naeem Khan ivory and French blue rose print silk strapless wedding dress with watteau train

Naeem Khan ivory tulle beaded gown with tiered tulle skirt

Naeem Khan ivory and French Blue tulle floral beaded strapless wedding dress with watteau tulle train

Naeem Khan ivory tulle threadwork beaded bodice gown with tiered tulle skirt

Naeem Khan ivory gazaar strapless wedding dress with lace bodice

Naeem Khan ivory tulle metallic wave beaded wedding dress with long sleeves

Naeem Khan ivory jacquard satin strapless wedding dress with tiered skirt

Naeem Khan ivory satin sequin short wedding dress with asymmetrical hem

Naeem Khan ivory gazaar sequin strapless ballgown wedding dress

Naeem Khan ivory silver star cluster beaded strapless wedding dress with tulle beaded overlay skirt

Naeem Khan ivory tulle linear beaded wedding dress with tiered tulle skirt

Naeem Khan ivory tulle floral scallop beaded V-front wedding dress with long sleeves

Naeem Khan ivory tulle threadwork beaded V-front wedding dress with tiered tulle skirt

Naeem Khan ivory floral applique lace strapless wedding dress with tulle floral applique overlay skirt

Naeem Khan ivory tulle floral beaded embroidered strapless wedding dress with tulle beaded overlay skirt

Naeem Khan ivory satin sequin tuxedo jacket and matching pant

Photos by Kurt Wilberding

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