Monday, 25 May 2009

Style Spotlight: Kaftans

There was no shortage this season of long, flowing kaftans on the runways. From simple bolts of bright blue silk at Gucci, to vivid prints and embellishments at Naeem Khan; designers have proven the sheer variety of styles that can be achieved within a simple garment:

Badgley Mischka


Reem Acra



Gucci




Oscar de la Renta; Michael Kors



Naeem Khan; Chado Ralph Rucci


Images: Style.com

7 comments:

Sara said...

wow!!! these are gorgeous!! love the Gucci kaftans, they are so elegant!! Its really good to see modest clothing by top designers!
I found this maxi dress in additions direct yesterday which could be worn as an abaya.

http://www.additionsdirect.co.uk/rf/add/p.do/sequin-print-maxi-dress?Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&SNtt=maxi+dress&Nao=12&groupId=598355932&Nu=this_product&SNtk=littlewoods_search&Np=1&SN=104+85&Ntt=598355932&D=598355932&Ntk=group_search&Dx=mode%2bmatchall&thisprod=598355932&N=104+85&Nty=1&Mis_item_id=15&Mis_item_loc_id=1&product=598355932&pageSize=12

Could you please do a outfit on it. Thank you i would appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

The Royal Blue Gucci One would look soo good with the same colour mascara!

The plain ones could be worn with over the top hijabs!
=]

Anonymous said...

salam,
well, thats very helpful,those are really beautiful caftans. Do you know where i can get them from? or at least similar ones? i really liked the first two.
thanks

Inspired Muslimah said...

So pretty!!

sabrina said...

any idea how much they cost? they are beautiful! thanks for posting, especially since it's summer now and everyone is looking for something appropriate for the beach!

nur said...

beautiful kaftans as well as the price tag:) i'm sure we can get cheaper even more beautiful ones in countries where its normal to wear this every day, all year round -eg. egypt. i guess those designers have run out of ideas of how to make women naked that their opting for a 360' inspiration

caraboska said...

You can get a pattern to make the Chado Ralph Rucci one here:

http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v1181-products-11089.php?page_id=315

Tip: wait until they are having a discount sale. If you join their BMV club (15 USD/year), you get advance notice of sales, plus some private sales that aren't advertised. Prices can go as low as 3.99 a pattern, and on top of that you get a discount (10% if I remember correctly) which brings the price even lower.

Disclaimer: Yes, I am a member of BMV, no, no one is paying me to write this.

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