Pax Philomena’s one-size-fits-all kaftans are more than just great gifts. They are a celebration of Western culture.
Jean Marie Clarke, founder of Pax Philomena, is on a mission to share her life-long love and passion for beautiful textiles through this transnational clothing line. A quintessential citizen of the world, Jean Marie was born in Calcutta, India to Anglo-Indian parents whose families had been living in India for five generations. She emigrated to America at a young age as a British citizen and was raised in Phoenix, Arizona where the Pax Philomena atelier is located in her historic 1927 adobe house, which was featured in Phoenix Home & Garden.
Photography by Ellen Barnes
Comfort and style are wrapped up in one in the line, which includes one-size kaftan dresses, mermaid dresses, pajamas, night gowns, tunics, men's shirts, boxers, and coverups for the beach. The one size dresses make great gifts.
Blending rich details with ancient traditions, designer Jean Marie Clarke has created innovative clothing using exquisitely designed textiles and fabrics. Pax Philomena is dedicated to inspiring goodwill and happiness in those who wear the clothing, passersby who appreciate it and everyone in between.
A few of our favorite Western styled prints…
With our exclusive Prickly Pax cactus print we salute the epic saguaro cactus that is found only here in the beautiful state of Arizona. The best woodblock cutters had to be found to carve this design into the blocks used to print this tiny cactus in such exquisite detail. The tassels on drawstrings are hand beaded.
My kaftan dress is size inclusive and has a truly miraculous silhouette that fits from size 2 - 2X. We also do special orders. - Jean Marie Clarke
Nizhoni, which means ‘beautiful’ in Navajo, is the perfect name for this midi dress which is designed to bring beauty and charm to your day. The wide colorful border complements the traditional native zigzag pattern that is popular in American Indian design. With vertical lines and bold joyful colors, this kaftan lengthens and slims. Whether you use it as a beach cover-up or as an everyday dress you are certain to get noticed!
Western fashion can still be luxe...
Pax Philomena also offers luxurious 100% Italian Silks printed at one of the top fashion mills in the world, where Jean Marie started her career in textiles. These silks are so comfortable and can be dressed up or down for an effortlessly elegant look for any occasion.
"Pax", Latin for peace and Philomena, which means “daughter of light” in Greek serve as the inspiration for this unique brand that fuses rich, hand made Indian block prints and timeless Italian style to create beauty, color and comfort in clothing.