Ever since the 1960s kids went on their Eastern kick, fashions from South Asia and Africa have been something of a mainstay in Western fashion. The kaftan is still something of a sixties and seventies signifier, no matter how often it’s reinvented.
This Allegra Hicks Cayo kaftan is a very much updated version, though there are still obvious elements of classic inspiration. Converted into a dress with the use of added waist in the cut of this number, it’s a more feminine version. It’s ideal for wearing both on its own or over jeans for a more relaxed and retro look.
It’s available online from Net-a-Porter for £320.