Having experienced draping delight with our ‘Discernment’ softly-draping black crepe fabric, we decided to explore some more colourways. We love the potential of this navy blue crepe fabric to work with lots of our summer fabrics – providing a darker base for other more obviously summer colours to ‘pop’ against. Although a much less substantial fabric than our triple crepes, this navy blue crepe fabric has the slightly-textured handle you’d expect from a crepe fabric. However as with its black sibling, it’s a very soft and particularly-fluid variant of that classic fabric as you can see from this video.
We’d describe it as a good medium-weight dress fabric category – with fabulous pliability and without the bulk you might expect for a fabric of that weight. With its close weave it has very good opacity for its weight and although you might consider a slip or a lining for movement against hosiery or for structure – you wouldn’t require it for purposes of modesty.
Our love for this navy blue crepe fabric as well as our other colourways (more to come!) originated having experienced recent disappointment (well, shock actually) on a foray into the high street to try out various styles of sport luxe or ‘athleisure’ trousers. This fabric is a polyester, like many of the trousers we found – however we assure you that it’s a particularly fine quality one – unlike the fabric used to make at least one pair of particularly stiff and scratchy trousers we tried, which were going for £120. Should you go down the relaxed trouser route with this delightful navy blue crepe fabric, you’ll be much happier than customers of that shop – as will your pockets.
We thought you might want to consider it as a candidate for the ‘Carly’ Jumpsuit from Style Arc. We think the drape of this fabric is perfect for it – light enough for cross-season wear and classy enough to take you through to the evening, too.
Whatever your taste however, this is a fabric that would stand you in good stead season after season – one worth adding to your stash even if you’re not quite sure what you might do with it right away (if we may be so bold).
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.