The Art of Silk: From Shimmering Lustre to Enchanting Textures
For a long time, silk has been synonymous with luxury, reigning as the ‘Queen of Textiles’. Even today, in the wake of increasing mass-produced synthetic materials, silk still stands apart with its unique sheen and timeless elegance. From hand-reeling to weaving, the complexities involved in producing a piece of the finest silk fabric ensures that it is precious and exclusive like no other.
Shimmering two-tone iridescence
If you have noticed the lustrous shimmer particularly in luxury silk ties and scarves, it is often due to the use of shot silk. Shot silk is a silk fabric woven from yarns of two (or more) colours. The combination of different colours used for the vertical (warp) and horizontal (weft) threads creates a mesmerising iridescent shine with the colours morphing subtly as the silk moves.
In Forbidden Hill’s Silk Bangle collections, the use of shot silk for the slides nested within the bangles is key to creating a beautiful two-tone effect, giving the slide colours added richness and vibrancy.
Brocaded silk is a fabric woven with an embossed or raised pattern. The elaborate textures of the brocade give the silk added interest and dimension, creating a look that is both ornate and elegant. Due to the complexity of weaving brocaded silk, it can command premium prices and is used for the finest of silk garments and accessories.
Learn more about our Silk Bangle Collections.