The magnificence of the Moroccan caftan, celebrated on Monday evening in Rome, won over fashion lovers with the unique know-how, ingenuity and creativity of the Kingdom’s master craftsmen.
Represented by stylist Hayat Karimi, Moroccan excellence, high in color and in artisanal embroidery, lit up the runway at the “Mediterranean Sunset”, a fashion show orchestrated by a panoply of international designers at the heart of the futuristic museum of contemporary art. from Rome.
Woven, cut and remodeled by several generations of Moroccan artisans, the caftan has once again dazzled with its finesse, transporting the Roman public on a visual journey where each outfit tells a unique story, brought to the fore by the talented Italian-Moroccan stylist .
“I am honored to represent our diverse culture, our centuries-old heritage and our unique know-how, which has always seduced the Western world,” the Moroccan designer told MAP, noting that the caftan is an inexhaustible source of creativity and inspiration. inspiration, whose codes have made the reputation of several major Moroccan cities such as Rabat, Fez, Marrakech and Meknes.
Retaining their titles of nobility, the caftans offered by Hayat Karimi have, moreover, revealed the wealth and genius of the Moroccan master craftsman in terms of weaving, beading, braiding and jewelry.
According to the organizers of this event, which saw the presence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom in Italy, Youssef Balla, “the participation of the Kingdom made it possible to admire the meticulous details of the Moroccan caftan, which magically handles cuts, embroidery, colors and precious stones”.
“Through my creations, I try to perpetuate the ancestral art of Morocco and to marry tradition and modernity,” said Ms. Karimi, noting that the Moroccan touch can be combined with the most modern outfits, thanks to its delicacy and its finesse.
The objective for this designer is to “reinterpret the caftan, the iconic garment of the Kingdom, so that Western women can wear it both in the evenings and in their daily life”.
“Symbol of identity and pride, the caftan opens up and adapts to current trends, while keeping its soul and its essence, worn by Moroccans in the four corners of the world”, estimated the stylist solicited at the levels European and Arab.
A graduate in architecture from the Polytechnic of Turin, Hayat Karimi took her first steps in the world of fashion through modeling. She collaborated with the greatest international European designers, notably Giorgio Armani, before founding her own brand in 2017.
In addition to Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Italy and India paraded on the podium of this international show, organized by the Italian Foundation Med-Or, in partnership with the Lebanese cultural institute and the municipality from Rome. The participating designers were chosen for their originality, their precision and the quality of their fabrics.