Every year in late Spring Marrakech hosts the Caftan Show at the Palais de Congres. It’s the premiere fashion event in Morocco, featuring almost two hours of gorgeous gowns and luxury caftans.
The Caftan Show has a designated theme and the 2012 extravaganza paid tribute to Ibn Battuta, a Moroccan explorer, considered the greatest traveler of the Old World (he logged more miles than Marco Polo).
Twelve international designers were invited to create a collection incorporating the concept of travel, adventure and discovery.
Each designer imbued the traditional caftan with spectacular colors and embellishment according to their chosen geography. Even the set designs and dance routines of Caftan 2012 celebrated their respective destinations.
Enjoy this video of the collection from the designer Siham El Habti.