When the kaftan entered the couture game, we were ecstatic. Wearing one is like wearing secret pajamas, you are so comfortable but still very put together. It’s ahhh-maaazing!
Ramadan is almost here. It is the month of non-stop Iftars, Ghabqas and being too stuffed to fit into pants. We love dressing up and being thematically appropriate. So a fancy kaftan is just what we need. It is about time we got started on our shopping for them. And Harvey Nichols just made it so much easier for us.
For the fifth year in a row, Harvey Nichols has hosted the Annual Kaftan Event. We love how committed they are to regional designers. While we have seen great kaftans on Western runways, locals do it better. Their understanding of the weather, history, culture, traditions and motifs finds a way into their designs, ith the final effect always more authentic and relevant.
The event was an opportunity for VIP customers, media and influencers to get a sneak peak at the collection before it hit the stores. You would think that such a simple garment would get boring after a while. But the collection is impeccable. The buying team has commented that “The kaftan fashion game is elevated year on year and in 2018 we are witnessing some of the most stunning couture pieces we have ever seen in the region. By collaborating with these high-fashion kaftan designers, we have managed to channel the must-have pieces of the year to our customer base who are also some of the most fashionable women in the country.”
Seventeen designers made the line up. Textures, prints and different stitching patterns were all incorporated to create something new, while staying true to the tradition and principles of the kaftan. It is an invitation for women in Kuwait to rediscover themselves and their sensuality through the kaftan. It doesn’t matter if you want frills or utility from your style, you will fall in love with something (or ten) from the collection.
The kaftan collection will be available at Harvey Nichols from Thursday 29 March. To find out more about Harvey Nichols Kuwait’s Kaftan collection, follow the @HarveyNicholsKuwait Instagram account.