Crepe de chine & dupioni: Varieties of silk fabric

Crepe de chine is a fine, light-weight, soft, and lustrous fabric. It can have either a glossy or matte satin surface. It drapes extremely well, and is therefore often used for garments that hang perfectly, move with the wearer, and follow the contours of the body.

Dupioni is a slightly more textured silk, with tiny horizontal lines and the occasional slub (irregularity) in the weave. It is a favorite among high fashion designers for its sculptural quality and light-weight volume. Dupioni has an innate character and elegance that makes it, and the wearer, stand out.

Both types of silk come in all sorts of varieties of weight, surface, and texture. I chose the ones used in Quellebelle™ scarves for their wearability and beauty, and above all how they feel on the skin and how you’ll feel wearing them: wonderful!

2 Responses to Crepe de chine & dupioni: Varieties of silk fabric
  1. Josie
    December 19, 2010 | 10:33 pm

    I am a scarf girl and I love these. Colors are breathtaking. My faves are maple and vibrant.

  2. sally
    January 7, 2011 | 5:13 am

    Love the designs!