Egypt has recently become a destination for many international fashion designers to hold their shows.
After the Dior and Stefano Ricci shows, Cairo is preparing to host Indian-American international designer Naeem Khan’s spring-summer 2023 fashion show, on Friday, December 16.
The Opening of Cairo Design District by Naeem Khan
Khan’s show opens the Cairo Design District (CDD), a real estate project in New Cairo implemented by LMD company, and is considered the first specialized area for artistic design in Egypt.
Khan commented on this project, saying: “Egypt is now on the map of the global fashion industry,” expressing his pride in his participation in the historic opening of the Cairo Design District.
Naeem Khan was born on May 21, 1958 in Bareilly, India, to his parents, Sharafuddin Khan and Razia Baig. His father and grandfather were interested in clothes, as they both designed clothes for royal families.
Of his early passion for design, Naeem said, “It was built into my DNA. I watched my father design formal wear for India’s most influential people, and I knew that I would want to pursue a similar path.”
In 1981, Naeem married model and jewelry designer Ranjana Kapadia, and he always called their relationship “love at first sight.”
In 2003, Naeem launched his brand “Riazee” and presented his first collection at Olympus Fashion Week in New York, which later became Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Naeem Khan became renowned in the world of fashion, through the exquisite and stunning evening wear that he designed.
His designs are influenced by the beauty of India in terms of its culture and architecture.
There are many international personalities who wear Naeem Khan’s fashion, such as Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton and Queen Rania of Jordan.