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The Meerkat Caftan takes the traditional African garment and gives it an elevated modern feel with a ruffled neckline and snaps along the side seam, for vers...  More
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Kuany is wearing size XS/S. Her measurements are: Chest (75), Waist (58), Hips (86) cm
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The Meerkat Caftan takes the traditional African garment and gives it an elevated modern feel with a ruffled neckline and snaps along the side seam, for versatile styling. It features a vibrant and expressive hand-drawn illustration of one of South Africa's most intelligent and elegant animals, the meerkat.

Franco-Algerian artist and AZ Factory Amigo Chafik Cheriet spontaneously hand-painted these animal prints alongside Alber in his last months at the studio. Alber gave him full creative freedom to create these designs, as inspired by the beauty and grace of the wild world. Having gone unused, the prints were re-discovered by Thebe during his exploration of the AZ Factory archive.

What if Africa were the birthplace of couture? This was the central question for our collaborative product story with Thebe Magugu, INTERSECTION. As the birthplace of Alber and Thebe, Africa is a foundational starting point for both designers and holds key aspects of luxury, such as generational craft and storytelling as core elements of its culture.

For this product story, Thebe juxtaposes nu-Africa aesthetics with the notable principles of couture: classic garments are reinvented in smart fabrics, bold prints and modern, versatile silhouettes to create new hybrid shapes, intended for all women.

- Animal print illustration by Chafik Cheriet
- Ruffled neckline
- Gold-tone side seam snaps
- Gold-tone zipper on left shoulder
- Length: 120 cm

About the Artist:
Chafik Cheriet is a Paris-based Franco-Algerian artist, whose work portrays a tormented yet deeply lyrical world. His tender, falsely precious and violent drawings, occasionally sexual and unsettling, are mingled together as he initiates a candid exploration of his subconscious as freed from convention.
IG: @chafikcheriet

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Orders placed before 11h CET, Monday through Friday are processed the same day, excluding federal holidays.

Guest Order Shipping Options, Delivery Estimates:

Within Europe:

·      Express Delivery: 2 to 3 business days, €15

Outside Europe:

·      Express Delivery: 2 to 7 business days, €20

Delivery times are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed.

Materials & care

Fabric Composition:

67% Recycled Polyester
33% Polyester

This recycled polyester yarn is obtained from the recycling of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles. The PET is mechanically crushed and then melted into new polymer grains that are then used for the regular filament process. The process of spinning, twisting, dyeing, warping, weaving and finishing is all made in Italy.

- Global Recycled Standard (GRS ) Certified. This is an international standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled input. It ensures compliance with environmental and social criteria in all of the production chain, maintains traceability throughout entire production process, contains restrictions on the use of chemicals, and ensures proper regulations regarding worker’s rights.


Dry clean only
Iron, low heat
For more information on how to care for this garment, go to CARE INSTRUCTIONS page

Made in Portugal

Size guide

MEERKAT CAFTAN - BLACK / RED - size guide 

*Please notice that we created our own graded sizing system based on French sizing and that this is only a general guideline. Fits also may vary by personal preference. Double check your measurements to make sure you pick the right fit. Still not sure?
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