Three panel midi kaftan in purple and white stripe with multi coloured design
Regular price $1,280
Pippa describes the artisans’ kaftans as "holiday heroes". The multi-coloured and much loved No.22 is typical of the artisans work from this village. This vibrant kaftan displays their brilliant sense of colour perfectly. The red contrasting hand stitching makes a striking feature. It takes four days to complete the panel stitching on this kaftan - everything is done by hand and often by the men in this remote Mexican community who are drafted into to help.+
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 her seaside holiday home on The Great Barrier Reef Stylist Pippa Holt launched her eponymous line of kaftans which celebrates her love of indigenous textiles, far-flung travel and beautiful, original attire after finding nothing to wear in the searing heat while living in Houston.
Pippa says: "I love the authenticity of these kaftans and how comfortable they are to wear. I call them my 'Holiday Heroes'. They pack small, work day and night on a beach, in a city, with or without a belt. They are incredibly versatile. These kaftans are light, practical and yet stylish and reminiscent of far flung shores. In many ways I was collaborating on a collection which recreated that sense of freedom of dressing that I had so adored in Australia. The colours were original and unique and filled me with so much joy.â
Each kaftan takes one month to make and four to five days to sew its panels. Due to the way they are hand-crafted, no two are the same. Pippa has collaborated with Felipa, a head weaver in a remote village in Mexico who has over 50 years of experience. 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 XS-XL
This item measures approximately 80 cm wide x 135 cm long
* Each kaftan is woven by hand on a backstrap loom and is a unique one a kind garment. Therefore measurements will vary slightly.