Say It With Silk This Season


Silk made a big impact at the SS15 fashion weeks across the world this Autumn. From Elie Saab’s stunning shirt-dress in Paris to Victor De Souza’s runway gowns, handcrafted silk was considered by many as the material of the moment.

More and more, grown up fashion is all about looking, and feeling your best, by choosing the finest materials. And, newly-discovered by Belle,  London-based boutique SILKLIS gives us just that.

All designed by founder Hien Hoang, SILKLIS is an online brand that specialises in luxurious silk clothes and accessories, but without the designers’ price tags. From dresses to scarves, and pyjamas to neck ties, there is a silk garment for everyone out there. The range is a breath of fresh air after shopping for silk in specialist shops which offer only uniform shapes and sizes. There are varying cuts in several different types of silk: from satin, chiffon and crepe de chine to Fuji silk and raw silk.

“SILKLIS put woven in luxury on the labels as a sign of their commitment to a quality setting them apart from other fashion brands,” says their website. The silk used is sourced from Vietnam, where local craftsmen have been weaving silk for thousands of years. Through fair trading and close communication, Hien’s team build lasting relationships and work closely with the skilled workers to offer value for us customers without compromising quality or integrity. All their garments are individually crafted by skilful artisans.

The designs are very much influenced by the vibrant colours of the Far East, but cut in modern shapes to fit today’s busy lifestyle. It feels fresh, light and luxurious, and that little bit different.

This season’s new items include a range of embellished silk collars, pussy bow blouses and festive silk chiffon dresses. SILKLIS also offer a made-to-measure service for those seeking a totally unique outfit. Sometimes there is no better way to capture a precious moment in your life than with an individual garment created especially for you and it seems that at this rising boutique, a bespoke garment is as much about the journey as it is the realisation of the beautiful fabric.

To see the entire SILKLIS range go to


Emily Cleary

Emily Cleary

After almost a decade chasing ambulances, and celebrities, for Fleet Street’s finest, Emily has taken it down a gear and settled for a (slightly!) slower pace of life in the suburbs. With a love of cheese and fine wine, Emily is more likely to be found chasing her toddlers round Kew Gardens than sipping champagne at a showbiz launch nowadays, or grabbing an hour out of her hectic freelancer’s life to chill out in a spa while hubby holds the babies. If only!


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