Wednesday, 11 February 2009

caftan of morocco

Apart from the usual pieces of arts and crafts works and jewelry that visitors of Morocco take back home, it is worth while to take a look at the Moroccan festive mainstream fashion that is offered at the Moroccan souks. Alternately with western-style evening robes the "marocaines" favour wearing the "caftan" for weddings and other important parties. In the shopping streets of the large cities the shops often offer fashionable and Haute Couture caftans, while the souks rather sell the traditional, a bit "touristic" style of caftans. The prices at the souks range from 500 to 3000 MAD and more. At some shops the caftan is tailored according to the customer's wishes.

Who is interested in the latest caftan fashion might want to take a look at the "Femmes du Maroc" fashion-magazine, that appears once a month in French and often dedicates a few pages to festive fashion.
(also on the internet www.femmesdumaroc.com)
Once a year the "Caftan", a fashion show in Marrakech, presents the latest Haute Couture.