Spring Fashion Preview

Designer Naeem Khan goes sporty chic for spring and hints at big surprise

Naeem Khan goes sporty chic for spring and hints at big surprise

Fashion Week spring summer 2015 Naeem Khan October 2014 LOOK 8
Naeem Khan yellow floral sequined pullover with georgette track pant. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
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Naeem Khan emerald ruffle chiffon gown. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
Fashion Week spring 2015 Designer Naeem Khan and a model
Naeem Khan takes his runway bow with model in white linear beaded jumpsuit and ostrich feather trimmed jacket. Photo by © Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
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Naeem Khan yellow bias cut satin halter gown. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
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Naeem Khan cream starburst pullover with georgette track pant. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
Fashion Week spring summer 2015 Naeem Khan October 2014 LOOK 5
Naeem Khan floral caviar pullover with sequin short. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
Fashion Week spring 2015 Naeem Khan and a model separates look
Naeem Khan white beaded tank with red/white striped faille ball skirt. Photo by © Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
Fashion Week spring summer 2015 Naeem Khan October 2014 LOOK 32
Naeem Khan red emboridered panel dress with open back and cardigan. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
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Naeem Khan lace embroidered cocktail dress. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
Fashion Week spring 2015 Naeem Khan gown
Naeem Khan lilac floral embroidered tulle gown with open back. Photo by © Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
Fashion Week spring summer 2015 Naeem Khan October 2014 LOOK 8
Fashion Week spring summer 2015 Naeem Khan October 2014 LOOK 45
Fashion Week spring 2015 Designer Naeem Khan and a model
Fashion Week spring summer 2015 Naeem Khan October 2014 LOOK 26
Naeem Khan spring 2015 collection Look &
Fashion Week spring summer 2015 Naeem Khan October 2014 LOOK 5
Fashion Week spring 2015 Naeem Khan and a model separates look
Fashion Week spring summer 2015 Naeem Khan October 2014 LOOK 32
Fashion Week spring summer 2015 Naeem Khan October 2014 LOOK 11
Fashion Week spring 2015 Naeem Khan gown

Naeem Khan is known for his elaborately beaded evening gowns and embroidered cocktail dresses, which have attracted an enthusiastic client base that includes first lady Michelle Obama. But for spring 2015, the designer has branched into a different fashion area.

Would you believe glittery track suits?

At New York Fashion Week in September, Khan opened his spring 2015 collection with several sporty looks, including black sequined track pants with a black-and-white sequined pullover and black georgette jogging pants banded at the ankles and paired with a floral beaded blouse. Other casual-yet-glam looks included cream-colored track pants with a pullover in a starburst pattern and a satin cheerleader skirt with a colorful beaded geometric pullover.

Although they're over-the-top for the gym, the new styles are made for running around town or entertaining at home in an attention-getting way.

"That's my new thing," Khan said backstage. "It's glamorous sportswear; it's comfortable. My clients are getting younger and younger, and they don't want to be totally ball gowned out. All the young actresses are wearing these things. I needed to get into that."

Even with this new sportier bent, Khan continues to offer lots of glamorous evening wear, including illusion lace gowns in lilac, place blue or yellow; a satin gown with a thigh-high slit and silver beaded bustier; slinky halter gowns in red, green and blue; and glittery jumpsuits in all green or all white.

But, he hints, you ain't seen nothing yet. "This is a launch of something very big that's going to happen in February because it's my 10th anniversary," he said. "I'm going to do something amazing."