Former British Vogue Stylist, Pippa Holt has collaborated with artisans to create handmade kaftans with ease and versatility in mind - "they pack small, work day and night, on a beach, in a city, with or without a belt," she explains. Falling to just below the knee, this version makes a fun alternative to longer length styles. No.74 comes in a monochrome base with multicoloured motifs and a dark mint, hand-stitched trim. The colourful people designs are symbolic in this traditional Mexican community of weavers of family, love and unity. +
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 sameStylist 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 attire 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.