The charm of silk fabrics
Silk fabrics have always been highly popular for their incredible softness and airiness. Charming ladies muffled up in featherweight chiffon hurried to dates with noble gentlemen. They attended balls dressed in outfits of expensive silk. And having woken up in the morning, those fashionistas put enchanting peignoirs of printed silk.
Times are changing, but fabrics remain. Undoubtedly, you can hardly meet a dame in crinoline today, however, silk fabrics are still valuable and much loved. Today, when getting ready for a date, a young woman puts on a printed silk dress and ties a light chiffon scarf around her neck.
What silk is the most expensive?
Nowadays, many people are curious about various records and absolute figures. So, what silk is the most expensive?
The most costly silk fabric in the world is woven of silk produced by golden orb spiders (Nephila clavipes). It costs as much as 500 000 $/1m2.
Originally, spider silk clothing (stocking and gloves) was created in the 18th century for Luis XIV. In the 19th century, Napoleon the Great had spider silk stockings, and his wife Josephine had the shawl.
At European Premium Fabric Boutique TISSURA in Hong Kong, you won’t find silk by a golden orb spider. Instead, you can always enjoy a large selection of silk fabrics from the leading European manufacturers there. Luxurious satins, tenderest chiffons, plastic taffeta, heavy crepes and others… Turn them into your exquisite outfits!