We’re always on the look out for new and unique lines! Fashion should be fun and what better way to express your style than through something that you can’t find at just any store?! Recently we discovered a line called Carla Christoph. We love what Carla is doing! While she hasn't always worked in fashion, she has always had a love of style, and actually started her career in design and merchandising school. In 2011, she had some formal events to attend and couldn't find what she wanted to wear (we've all been there, right?) She had a few caftans in her closet and really liked them, so she decided to design her own caftans for these events. She received so many compliments on them that she knew she was on to something. She hasn't stopped designing them since!
What's so special about them is that her pieces are one of a kind. She doesn’t buy her fabrics in bulk. She doesn’t duplicate a piece unless it’s going to another city. And she doesn't sell to stores. Each caftan is made in Houston, Texas and are made to the client's measurements, so it fits perfectly when it arrives! Honestly, her caftans are flattering on most body types and there aren't many things out there that we can say that about. They are slimming, but not too tight and they drape just the right amount.
Caftans have been around for a long time. Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly are among some of the style icons that have worn caftans over the years. Pucci, Halston, and Missoni are just a few of the many designers that have showcased caftans.
Carla has many beautiful designs, but here are a few of our favorites.