Former British VOGUE stylist Pippa Holt works with artisans to create handmade kaftans using traditional techniques. Decorated with multicoloured embroidery, this version is cut from purple and white cotton and has a relaxed calf-length silhouette. Wear yours over swimwear or belted with sandals for summer lunches or trips to the local market on hot, sunny days.
Pippa Holt's editorial background as a stylist at British Vogue, a degree in fashion design combined with her love of travel is very much evident in her collection. Growing up on the beaches of Australia, she was inspired by her grandmother's style of tropical dressing at herseaside holiday home on The Great Barrier Reef. It was while living in Texas, where she struggled with what to wear every day, that she came across the kaftans that would eventually inspire her eponymous kaftan collection. I met some weavers while on a trip to Mexico and loved their work. The original and bold colours and fabrics filled me with so much joy and also reminded me of a way of dressing that I enjoyed while growing up in Australia. Collaborating with this local community they set about, designing in tandem, handmade kaftans that are made from naturally dyed cotton thread on a backstrap loom, an ancient weaving technique that has been used by generations in this remote Mexican community. Due to the way they are hand-crafted, no two kaftans are the same. Head weaver, Felipa has over fifty years experience and along with her daughter, Angelica and a group of artisans they create one off pieces following age-old traditions.
· Purple and white cotton
· 100% cotton
· Dry clean or delicate machine wash
· Slips on
Comfortably fits those who are between a size Xsmall-Xlarge. This item's measurements are: Approximately 82cm wide x 137cm long.
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