Pippa Holt grew up on the beaches of Australia and was inspired by her grandmother's style of dressing for the tropics. The craft element is very evident in this single panel, midi-length kaftan in white with purple and red large motifs. It’s a kaftan which works well with natural coloured accessories such as straw baskets and hats as well as pristine white shoes. +
The Pippa Holt kaftan label is a celebration of Holt’s love of indigenous textiles, bold colours and far-flung travel. Collaborating with a group of artisans in a remote part of Mexico (Felipa, head weaver has been weaving for more than 50 years), together they have created a range of bold, colourful and stylish kaftans that exude an understated luxury which works as well in the city as it does on the beach. It takes one month to make each unique kaftan and, due to the way they are hand-crafted, no two are the same. Naturally dyed cotton thread is woven into cloth using a backstrap loom, an ancient weaving technique that has been used by generations in this community. Located in a remote village in the middle of nowhere. The colours of the threads are dyed from natural processes using vegetables and flowers 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.