If it's good enough for Heidi......
Posted on 10 April 2014
This is the image that started it all.
Here's Heidi Klum walking the streets of LA / New York wearing one of the most divine Kantha Jackets I have come across.
I fell in love.
I searched high and low to try and find something similar, (that wasn't going to cost an astronomical amount of money) and that could be as versatile and look as good on you and I as it does on Heidi.
To say I came to some dead ends is an understatement. But in the end I tracked down a lovely lady, who works with some pretty amazing seamstresses in India, and now I am proud to announce we have designed and created our own version of this gorgeous jacket.
We have tweaked the design a little for the Australian climate.
We have created a sleeveless version, and added some length to the jacket to keep not only your bodies warm, but your legs as-well.
Let me introduce you to the gang...
First we have 'Flora' she is completely reversible (they all are) with pockets on both sides of the vest. Pick a side and wear her with pride. $150
'Quincy' has proved very popular and has already Sold Out!
'Number 3' has a very unoriginal name - she was named at a moment of weakness and now has to live with the consequences. But don't let her name put you off, her colouring and stature make her a standout in her own right! Floral print on one side is contrasted on the reverse side with a classic geometric print, with the navy panelling. Classic. $150
Not one for too many words... She is the demure one of the group. Soft colourings paired with great style. She is one of a kind and her pinky / red colouring is really quite beautiful. $150
'Azami' Vintage Kantha Jacket
Azami is the first of the Jackets, she is bright, fun and full of life. She is ready for someone who loves colour and is not afraid to show it. The navy patches keep her grounded but the fun polka-dot print bring humour with a hint of cheekiness. $185
For the love of red! Go were your mood takes you. Wear it loud and proud with bright red on the cold dreary winter days. Or if you are feeling more demure, reverse her around and you have the beautiful tans and blues. Two beautiful colour combinations. We love reversible jackets! $185.
Ayanna is a work of love. On one side she has been patched together, mixing beautiful colours and patterns to create a beautiful 'patchwork' effect which is really so effective on these types of jackets. On the opposite side she is strong in her colours, once again the beautiful pinky / red that is so striking against the mustard yellow floral pattern. A firm favourite. $185.
You can't go wrong with navy, orange & beige for Winter. With bold floral mixed with the zig zags and stripes Aziel ticks all the right boxes. Wrap yourself up and keep warm. She is an absolute beauty. $185
I know a good mother doesn't play favourites, but oh.em.gee when I opened up Azahra and saw the beauty in her fabric and the striking colour combinations that have been used. She kind of went to the top of the pile. Heidi Klum eat your heart out! $185
I would really love you feedback on these jackets and vests. As I mentioned I am getting them made exclusively for Olive and Clover so would love to hear your feedback on them.