Pippa Holt grew up on the beaches of Australia and was inspired by her grandmother's tropical style of tropical dressing. Hand-woven on a backstrap loom by artisans, this ankle skimming kaftan in bold red and white elongates the frame. The weavers sometimes finish their weaving with a fringed hem, which they call ‘fleco’ – giving this style a true artisanal but modern feel. Each kaftan takes over one month to make on the back strap loom. +
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 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.