Three panel mini Kaftan in brown and tan stripe with multi coloured 'people' design
Pippa Holt's kaftans are handcrafted by artisans using traditional methods and take one month to make. This versatile, easy to wear piece, which sits just above the knee is the perfect holiday cover up. Its coffee colour stripes ensure it is a great wardrobe staple and the intricate woven people in bold and beautiful shades of pink, green and orange represent this community's symbols for joy, union and family. +
Pippa Holt kaftans are handmade using 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. Stylist Pippa Holt Pippa Holt, first came across these kaftans while living in Texas where she struggled with what to wear every day. Nothing had prepared her for the searing Texan heat and she was drawn to these loose, practical yet highly stylish and original looking garmentsHolt says, “I love dressing for the holidays, the beach and that sense of freedom it inspires. Iêve also always enjoyed travelling and buying local craft in markets from where ever I was visiting. This collection is the result of all those things.” This range of kaftans celebrates her love of indigenous textiles, far-flung travel and beautiful, original attirePippa Holt's editorial background as an editor 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.