kaftan + fedora + ikat

kaftan + fedora + ikat

Before going on to the next inspiration, let’s connect the dots on the ideas that have been influencing design for the past and present moment. On the fashion side, the traditional headwear for a kaftan was the scarf-wrap in turban style. That…

Kaftans

Kaftans

Kaftans are late-tribal-phase garments.  In all geographic locations people first folded and fastened cloth to make togas, saris, kilts etc.  Then they cut and sewed body-and-sleeve garments such as kimonos, kaftans and tunics.   Stitches were a cultural advance, stitching beads an…