Naum - 2007
Designers Waleed Khairzada and Julia Jentzsch formed Naum in 2004, emerging as energetic leaders in the use of high technology fabric, design and production methods. Khairzada worked as a designer at Harve Benard for 15 years, while Jentzsch's has created designs for Jil Sander in Hamburg, Alber Elbaz, Tom Ford at Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein and Vera Wang. By integrating high tech ideas with the traditional craftsmanship of couture, Naum aims to produce a highly modern interpretation of classical luxury.
Notes from the Runway: New York Fashion Week, February 2007
The frigid air couldn't keep fashion insiders from the Naum show at New York's Baryshnikov Arts Center during Fall Fashion Week. Designers Julia Jentzsch and Waleed Khairzada presented a voluminous collection, experimenting with proportions and incorporating high-tech fabrics.
With a tight palette of mostly black, with beautiful touches of ecru and bold red woven in, the Naum Fall/Winter 2007 collection offered a modern take on classic separates, including a sleeveless silver wool top worn with gabardine trousers and an elegant sash bow. A black silk crêpe de chine skirt, a veritable classic, was paired with a crisp cotton shirt, echoing the collection's varied tailoring and textures.