KAFTAN is a brand from Bogotá-Colombia, founded in 2001 by Monica Duque, fashion designer, and John Ortiz, plastic artist. From the beginning this couple made a bet to experiment and propose a new concept of fashion design where diversity, inclusion, environmental consciousness, fair trade, atemporality, the esthetic and functional were the fundamental bases. In this way, KAFTAN has guaranteed its loyal customers the chance to have a different, high quality and identity Brand.

KAFTAN, during these 18 years, has stood out by participating in international fashion fairs such as Paris’ Ethical Fashion Show in the Louvre Museum. Additionally, we have obtained recognition in competitions such as the Desing Lenzing Modal done in Austria, being the only competitor coming from South America. Locally we have participated in several fairs and won fashion design prizes such as the first place in the National Fashion Competition: “L’ethique c’est Chic” organized by the French Alliance.

2001

Creation

BIRTH

Designed and materialized from the third world

by KAFTAN, Bogotá.

2006

Contestant

CIRCULO DE LA MODA

in the Fashion Circle, young talents. Corferias, Bogotá

2008

Winner

OF THE NATIONAL FASHION COMPETITION

L ETHIQUE C EST CHIC

French Alliance, Bogotá.

2009

Contestant

ETHICAL FASHION

SHOW

Paris France

2010

Jury

SECOND NATIONAL FASHION COMPETITION

L ETHIQUE C EST CHIC

French Alliance, Bogotá.

2010

Participación

EL GRAN DESFILE

VERDE

Cartagena

2011

Selected

CONCOURS DESIGN

LENZING MODAL

Austria

2011

Contestant

ETHICAL FASHION SHOW

CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE

Paris France

2012

Selected

FASHION FINEST

London Fashion Week. London

2013

New Collection

Dr. MARTENS STORE PARADE

Bogotá, Colombia

2014

Proposal

ARTISTS

KAFTAN

The brand creates a proposal based on the artistic ideals to expand its clients base.

2015

Proposal

KAFTAN´S

FRIENDS

The brand consolidated a campaign in which influential musicians, artists, scenic artists and writers used KAFTAN.

2016

Present

BOOK FAIR BOGOTÁ

Kaftan launched a collection inspired on literature and presented it on the book fair of Colombia.

2017

Present

ROCK AL PARQUE FEST

Kaftan in Rock al Parque: we experience music in our way in the biggest rock festival in Colombia

2018

BRAND REFRESH

Renewal of the brand´s identity

2019

Proposal

BORN CREATOR SPACE

Launch of the Creators´ Space, an independent gallery created for and by the creators.