Freda Silk is inspired by a love of creating beautiful things and of seeking out unusual fabric. With a constant eye open for potential materials and interesting ways to put them to use, ideas are always evolving. A love of dance, particularly the elegance of ballet, led to the launch of Freda Silk. The initial collection of simple ballet wrap skirts has expanded to include rehearsal skirts, bespoke commissions, and some new shapes for other forms of dance, including jazz and pole.
Freda Silk skirts are made from chiffon, cationic chiffon, georgette and silk, and are designed on the principal that dance skirts need to flow, to drape and - like a dancer - to fly.
Check the Sizing tab for information on shapes as the range includes short, medium and long lengths, complimented by a circle style and a short front/waterfall back variation. A new addition is the SAB (School of American Ballet) style short lycra skirt. There is also a limited run of custom printed chiffon skirts in support of Cancer Awareness.
Introducing Ballet Street Style designed for everyday wear and inspired by the elegance of dance, with the same cuts and shapes, but generally made from more opaque fabrics like viscose & georgette. For Festival Season, have a look at Festival Skirts | Ballet Style for some festival pizzazz with ballet elegance.
In contrast, I also experiment with block printed cotton from Rajasthan, making individually designed quilts and cushion covers
Freda Silk was my granny. I always thought her name made her sound like a lingerie designer, hence my adopting it here. Thank you Granny Freda xx
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