Naeem Khan, the designer known for adorning starlets in his luxurious collection of impeccably cut dresses, sophisticated gowns and chic separates, receives the distinguished title of “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designer for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012 Collections. It was announced by Mercedes-Benz USA on Friday, Jan. 27.
“The admiration we have for Naeem Khan’s designs and his exceptional reputation throughout the fashion industry make him the ideal ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designer,” said Lisa Holladay, manager of brand experience marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA.
“His highly crafted embroidered pieces and breathtaking gowns that grace the runways of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week are expressions of his precision and expertise, and we are thrilled to support his show this season.”[ Also Read: Live Bridal Fashion Shows on Facebook ]
In 2008, Khan was inducted as a member of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America.
“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.”
As part of the Presents program, Mercedes-Benz is featuring a display in the lobby of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showcasing two examples of craftsmanship and design: pieces from the Naeem Khan collection and the 2012 ML63 AMG SUV.[ Also Read: How LG Marquee Inspires Fashion Designers ]
The Naeem Khan runway show is being held on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 2pm in the Theatre. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is taking place in New York City at Lincoln Center from Feb. 9-16, 2012 with more than 80 designers presenting their Fall 2012 collections including Naeem Khan, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Rebecca Taylor, Reem Acra, Narciso Rodriguez, Nicole Miller, Charlotte Ronson and Betsey Johnson.