In the current vocabulary, satin is a thin fabric without visible weft with a glossy face and a dull back. Strictly meaning, satin is a weave type (the way in which the warp and weft wires cross each other). Thus, satin can designate all the fabrics (Cotton, wool, silk) elaborated by this type of weave.
Crepe or crape is a type of woven or knitted fabric with a wrinkled surface. Crepe can be made from several different materials (silk, wool, polyester or cotton). It is the way in which the fibres are twisted and weaved which gives the crepe its specific aspect. Among the varieties of crepe there are crepe de chine (made from silk), wool crepe, Moroccan crepe (madeofsilk,wool,orrayon,oracombinationofthesefibers), plisse crepe and crepe georgette or chiffon (made from silk or fabric similar to silk that is flexible and stretchable). The most important exporters of crepe de chine are Asian countries (Thailand, China, Korea, and India).
A boat neckline or bateau neckline is “a wide neckline that runs horizontally, front and back, almost to the shoulder points, across the collarbone”. It is an elegant, feminine and retro type of neckline. In the fifties, the boat neckline dresses were very popular.
The Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou founded her own label in 2009. The brand sells womenswear but also accessories (bags and jewelry). Recognized by her peers, she received several prestigious awards such as : The Swiss Textiles Award (2010) and was also designed Designer of the Year at the British Fashion awards (2015).
She creates unique, creative and inspired digital prints. The designer mixes patterns and colours like no one else. Inspired by Op art, she likes designing optical illusions through her prints. Her clothes are colorful and original with a immediately recognizable style.