Steven Khalil remains a legend by presenting in front of celebrities, media and brand-loyalists, a breath-taking exquisite collection on the Australian Fashion Week runway.
Starting with a form-fitting jumpsuit from a collection of gold sequinned pieces, and followed by a mind-blowing sequence. A string of sheer gowns in cornflower blue, wine red, and a midnight navy, all mindfully embellished, swept the runway amd made for an ethereal vibe. These are the kind of dresses you find flaunted on noteworthy red carpet events. Mr Khalil said the dress was tailored more for his market in the Middle East, and that the pricey gown and veil took “in excess of 300 hours to create”, 3-4 seamstresses and more than eight months of planning.
He further explained that “The beading is so intricate, and placed so that they pick up the light. The cost of the dress is a combination of beading, labour and fabrication … but [for this price] we generally get most of our enquiries from the Middle East where they are willing to pay that money [for a wedding dress].”
During his 2016 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Khalil showcased another $100,000 bridal dress, which was six months in the making.
Steven Khalil closed the show with an exclusive and extravagant wedding gown – featuring a plunging neckline and bodice which sparkled subtly in the right light. The waist, well fastened further amplified the volume of the skirt, which by the wat, was so major it covered the entire width of the runway. To put it in perspective, show-goers literally gasped upon first glance.
Made from imported organza, the dress was one of Khalil’s most expensive designs to date. Astonishingly he said, “We hand made every single flower, and there were hundreds of flowers.”
Every look of the collection displayed below…