Former British VOGUE stylist Pippa Holt works with artisans to create kaftans that are handmade using traditional techniques. Pippa describes the artisans’ kaftans as "holiday heroes". The multi-coloured and much loved No.22 is typical of the artisans work from this village. This vibrant kaftan displays their brilliant sense of colour perfectly. The red contrasting hand stitching makes a striking feature. It takes four days to complete the panel stitching on this kaftan - everything is done by hand and often by the men in this remote Mexican community who are drafted into to help. +
In 2016, stylist Pippa Holt launched her eponymous line of kaftans which celebrates her 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. Head weaver, Felipa has over fifty year's experience and along with her daughter, Angelica and a group of weavers they create one off pieces following age-old traditions. 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. 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. It takes one month to make each unique kaftan and, due to the way they are hand-crafted, no two are the same.