Former British VOGUE stylist Pippa Holt works with artisans to create handmade kaftans using traditional techniques. New for Summer 2017, this simple single panel design exudes elegance. A solid tan stripe breaks up the white base and the large multi-coloured motifs keep the overall effect classic yet artisanal. A kaftan for all ages and perfect with red accessories. +
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. It’s why, in part she decided to launch her eponymous range of kaftans which celebrates her love of indigenous textiles, far-flung travel and beautiful, original attire. While living in Houston, she discovered a group of artisans in a remote part of Mexico and decided to collaborate with them to create the PIppa Holt kaftan collection. 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.