The Carmen Kaftan will see you though all of summer from the beach to cocktail parties and everything in between. By day, it can we worn poolside. By night, simply swap your sunhat for emerald earrings and the intense greens transform to become exquisite and magnificent. The clever consideration of crazy greens in both cool and warm shades, disguises the hips and tall pods spring up from the floating lily pads to create the illusion of height.
This Exotic, quirky print looks great layered over white, black, ink blues, green and silver. Choose between the Madison slips, Rosie ¾ top and skirt or pants, or the Kate tank for a flattering A-Line top. Crafted from crinkle silk chiffon, it requires no ironing. Hang it up, in the bathroom, and the creases will drop out. And roll it to travel, in fact all silks should be rolled rather than folded.
We like to think this Carmen kaftan has two personalities. This calligraphic print is delicate yet dramatic, it can be styled for day and night and the monochromatic colour palette makes it the perfect trans-seasonal piece. The batwing style sleeve and long hemline give modest coverage, smudging your silhouette, while the sheer crinkle 100% Silk chiffon provides incredible freedom to move and flows as you walk.
It features a calligraphy bonsai motif in charcoal paint, that creeps up the garment with tiny hints of buttercup yellow. Wear it over black and white, in a Kate tank and Rosie pants; or silver Kate and Rosie skirt for a glam evening look.
A style that brings oh so much drama, making it perfect for weddings and parties. As you walk the lightweight 100% crinkle silk chiffon moves behind you creating a long elegant line. It has a collar and single button which fastens under the bust. This fabric has fantastic drape and can also be worn open without looking bulky.
The print is evocative of Margaret Preston’s botanical artistry and celebrates nature in a supremely sophisticated and stylish way through splashes of warm red set against deep teal and muted khaki buds and stems.
We think it looks great layered with khaki for a more moody look or swap for nudes for a summer day. It can also be worn with other items in the same red botanical print for an extra glam look.
A really cool style of a “relaxed” duster coat with a soft lapel and collar makes for an eye catching outfit, when layered over the Mary. Dressy enough for a Mother of the Bride – and then later teamed with some pants and a tank for an on-trend summer casual.
Our designer is a real fan of the “twin set” – reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn or Jackie O; believing it creates a really “finished outfit” and elevates into a class of its own.
A glorious colour and print of exotic lotus flowers. A smudgy background of dark warm grey and pastels, with a spattering of elegant lotus stems in tones of lime chartreuse and pinks.
This silk will move with ease from Winter to Summer dependent on your layering.
The designer’s personal favourite!
Our model wears a size 0.
She is a really versatile “fixed scarf” – she can be worn open and just draped over the shoulders – for a really elegant long line – or tie up the 2 front panels to create either some camouflage around the tummy or for a more casual look. The open sides with a simple tie to hold together, allows another vertical line to be created – the more the merrier we say!
Silk has properties like hair and will flatten after wearing for 10 mins – and like hair can become static – which can be alleviated with a spray of Statique (available from supermarkets)