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.
Velvet is a fabric woven on a special loom. The threads are uniformly distributed giving its aspect and feel. Velvet can be made from any fiber (cotton , silk, mohair…).
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 (), 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 scoop neckline is medium low in front, rounded and wider than the base of the neck.
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.
Launched in 2012, Victoria, Victoria Beckham is the younger sister to the Victoria Beckham collection. The clothes are feminine, inspired, playful and creative.
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.
Hobbs is a British fashion brand founded in 1981 by Marilyn and Yoram Anselm. Most of the creations are made in its central London atelier “from first sketch through to final garment”. The clothes are elegant, retro inspired, easy to wear, well fitting, refined, feminine and high quality. Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge) is a loyal customer of the brand.
Goat is a British brand founded by the designer Jane Lewis in 2001. She creates elegant, simple and retro inspired clothes. The lines are pure and the materials used are high quality. It is chic and easy to wear! The designer favours cashmere, silk and wool as materials. Among her clients, there are celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Lana Del Rey and Duchess of Cambridge.