Naeem Khan isn’t about to give up his New York apartment, but he has finalized a nearly $30 million plan to develop a design studio, manufacturing center and a school in Miami.
Resting on the Miami River, the facility will house a design studio, production, a school, Khan’s new foundation and cultural center for art-meets-fashion type parleys. In talks with the Design and Architecture High School in Miami, Khan said his team would be the auxiliary arm to support the school with technicians and artisans that work within the industry. With one acre of land, the designer plans to build a school on one side of the property and his production facilities on the other. “I thought, ‘So how cool will it be to practically teach high school students and have them see everything we do from how we create the prints, do the embroideries, put on a fashion show.”
Khan first came upon Dade County about four years ago when he started practicing polo there.
Some production in Europe and Asia will be uprooted so that all bridal and high-end signature styles will be made in the U.S., as well as 100 jobs. Indirectly, Naeem Khan employs 600 people worldwide and the
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