Marrakech: The “Caftan 2024” fashion show highlights the richness and authenticity of the Moroccan caftan

Marrakech: The “Caftan 2024” fashion show highlights the richness and authenticity of the Moroccan caftan
Marrakech: The “Caftan 2024” fashion show highlights the richness and authenticity of the Moroccan caftan

Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 10:22

Marrakech – The “Caftan 2024” fashion show was held on Saturday evening in Marrakech, with the participation of renowned designers and creators, alongside eminent personalities from the world of culture, arts and business.

Organized by the magazine “Femmes du Maroc”, this event is intended to be a celebration of Moroccan heritage and the Caftan, an emblematic traditional garment.

During the Caftan 2024 fashion show, the highlight of the week, 16 Moroccan designers presented their innovative creations, marking the strong return of the “Caftan” event, launched in 1996 as the first Moroccan event dedicated to the celebration of the Caftan. on the national and international scene, after a temporary suspension due to the global health crisis.

The evening was imbued with an electric and captivating atmosphere, where the shimmering colors and sumptuous fabrics captivated the spectators who came in large numbers to attend this emblematic event of Moroccan fashion.

The creations presented on the catwalk celebrated the heritage of the Caftan while bringing a touch of modernity and innovation, testifying to the talent and creativity of Moroccan designers.

Each piece was a unique work of art, showcasing traditional Moroccan craftsmanship and ancestral techniques of embroidery, sewing and textile work. Traditional patterns and sophisticated embellishments were enhanced by contemporary cuts and refined details, offering a modern interpretation of the Caftan while preserving its authentic essence.

Ichraq Moubsit, director of the magazine “Femmes du Maroc”, declared to MAP, that “this edition is back in force as part of Caftan Week, which began last Thursday, with a program rich in activities, aimed at highlighting light all the cultural, historical and artistic dimensions of the Caftan industry.

It is, she said, about promoting traditional Moroccan industry and highlighting the skills of traditional artisans who are at the origin of the success and development of the Moroccan Caftan.

And to emphasize that “this edition is also distinguished by “Master Class” sessions and other activities which will allow participants to discover a rich and multifaceted experience.

Sixteen Moroccan designers participated in this edition, all inspired by this year’s theme “Morocco Land of the Caftan”, drawn from the depth of Moroccan history and culture, with the aim of preserving this authentic traditional garment transmitted through the generations.

The activities of this 24th edition of the event, which continues until May 12, include, in addition to the Caftan parade, an exhibition dedicated to the Caftan, an exhibition of traditional trades linked to this traditional garment, as well as a “ Master Class” aimed at students of fashion and design institutes.

Since 1996, the magazine “Femmes du Maroc” has organized this event dedicated to the Caftan, offering a distinguished platform to designers and becoming an unmissable annual event for fashion lovers. “Caftan Week” has become a prestigious platform for Moroccan fashion, aiming to enrich and promote this heritage while preserving its essence.

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