A short translucent black caftan
was paired over a silk houndstooth halter dress, as well as a long one made from layers of sheer polka-dot.
The holiday caftan collection, for example, starts at BD70 and those with crystal embellishments can often demand prices of around BD300.
Spotting a niche in that market, Alam is one of a growing number of modern designers transforming the more conservative abayas and caftans into contemporary attire with touches of shimmery beads and patterns for the everyday woman.
On a different continent and on a high-end runway, this dress would have been called simply caftan and ogled by jet-setting Western elite wanting to look cultured and bohemian.
Henceforth called the caftan, as were many spinoff creations, the loose-sleeved, summer dress saw resurgent seasons on runways and some designers have made it perennial staple of their collections.
Wearing a flowing caftan
, she narrated a strange and moving story (which she also wrote) about multiple personalities.
that combine Moroccan and Khaleeji heritage in a modern and contemporary way.
remaking the 'ghetto'--by commissioning Secession and Wiener Werkstatte interiors; yet by supporting this style, they continue to mark their difference--or as the architect Adolf Loos commented, they merely replaced the old caftans
of the ghetto with the new caftans
of the Werkstatte.
A sensational onstage music ensemble, dominated by percussionists and two dynamic singers in gold caftans
and headdresses, make the music as vivid as the dancing.
And Chinese robes, Japanese kimonos, Indian lungis, South Asian sarongs, and North African caftans
are certainly skirt-like.
and garden dresses dominated the wedding fashions during the hippie era of the 1960s.
The merchandise mix features a full range of loungewear encompassing long sleeved caftans
to sleeveless sundresses.
Much of what was to come--whether it was his gender-bending unisex line in 1970 or his bright and bold caftans
or his Kent State--inspired line, which included guns as accessories--was designed to liberate individuals from convention toward comfort and function.
Eric recalls moving to New York City at 18 to study with Martha Graham -- the two priestesses reappear in matching gold caftans
, top-knots, and trademark grimaces -- at which point he discovered inside himself spirit of Vaslav Nijinsky (Lawrence Keigwin).
It all began with the matronly caftans
I wore as a child, billowing ball gowns in which I swept about imperiously, flicking the hem of my train for purposes of dramatic emphasis every time I dropped a particularly wicked bon mot.