Former British VOGUE stylist Pippa Holt collaborates with artisans to make kaftans that are handmade using traditional techniques. This mini style is a versatile, easy-to-move-around in version, which falls to just above the knee and makes a fun alternative to longer length styles. The colourful people designs on the pale brown, striped base are symbolic in this traditional Mexican community of weavers of family, love and unity. +
"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." The Pippa Holt kaftan collection celebrates the former British Vogue stylist’s love of indigenous textiles, far-flung travel and beautiful, original attire. Collaborating with a group of artisans in a remote part of Mexico, together they have created a colourful collection for the beach and the city. Holt first started wearing the kaftans when she was living in Houston nothing prepared her for the searing Texan heat and she ended up wearing them every day. 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. The colours of the threads are dyed from natural processes using vegetables and flowers.