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Fashion Woven with Stories

Camilla Franks, founder of CAMILLA, shares a story with us on her most treasured fashion item - a kaftan, of course.

I have a particular kaftan that has journeyed many a country and explored many a temple with me, searching for enlightenment and inner peace. I spend a lot of time in India, travelling to visit our CAMILLA factory there. It’s my home away from home and a source of endless inspiration. My spiritual side flies high when I’m in India. I feel connected to the people, the culture, the food, the chaos and the peace, so I am very grateful that we can create our CAMILLA pieces there.

I celebrated my 38th birthday wearing this kaftan. I woke up and had a peaceful morning meditation followed by a day of work and a birthday dinner feast with Jaggi, our factory owner, and my design team. It was magic.

Another standout moment in this kaftan was when I travelled to Mexico, fulfilling a lifelong dream of visiting The Blue House – Frida Kahlo’s home. I have been influenced creatively by Frida Kahlo for as long as I can remember, so visiting her home was an amazing experience. I hope that I continue to be blessed with more travels and discoveries of the world, people, and myself while wearing this piece.

Shop our favourite, new-in CAMILLA pieces below, or see our whole range here.

  • Camilla Franks
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    CAMILLA Blazer with Cross Over Back

    Updating the classic blazer, Camilla creates a bold design with a cross over back and detailed embellishments to the cuff, complete with a a sheer drop hem insert that adds layers and depth to this statement piece.

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  • Camilla Franks
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    CAMILLA Harem Pants

    With a bold jungle inspired pattern, this silk harem pants from Camilla are an essential option for cocktail parties and formal dinners, embellished with Swarovski crystals for a luxe finish.

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  • Camilla Franks
    3

    CAMILLA Short Round Neck Kaftan

    This silk kaftan from Camilla with a stylish run neck embellished with Swarovski crystals is the perfect way to instantly dress up any outfit.

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