If you believe, like us, that polyester is the mutant villain of fashion then we are on the same page. Welcome.
A Silk Celebration
At Silk Ilk we celebrate silk. This clever invention from the humble moth has helped create the most glamorous attire since humans decided naked was not enough. Silk is a keeper. Silk is timeless and thrilling to wear, it can feel as natural as our own skin. It breathes, it swings and ripples when we walk or when the wind catches it.
End of Run Printed Silk
At Silk Ilk we find interesting end-of-run silks and make them into classic sleepwear and loungewear. That's why you'll see a wide and wild array of prints. From muted florals to bold geometrics, mind-bending paisleys and sanguine spots, if you like a printed silk at Silk Ilk, once it’s sold you won’t see it again. We're not trying to make you buy something you don’t need, just enjoy something that will never be mass produced.
Matching and Clashing
We love that our printed silk loungewear can be worn clashing or matching. We encourage you to consider mixing your purchase with a different pattern in your wardrobe or buying several items and mixing and matching in this new wave of fashion rebellion. A stripe with a paisley? Of course. How can we truly appreciate the lovely of a single print unless we see it in contrast with another equally gorgeous print. And we have one other decree at Silk Ilk - your silk is for wearing, not sitting at the back of your wardrobe for a special occasion. Wear your Silk Ilk piece with jeans, cutoffs, over a swim costume, or the school run. We can't think of anywhere your silk is not appropriate. It instantly lifts an ordinary day into radiance.
A Cherry on the Cake of Life
While we celebrate silk, we have not joined the cult of fashion. What we wear is not a religion, it won’t bring you spiritual healing and it can’t solve an existential crisis. Our aim is to portray fashion with the kind of irreverent language we think it deserves. So while we love our silk, our product descriptions are just, well, fun. When we say a particular item in the range should ideally be worn while “solving IQ puzzles while propped on throw pillows”, that’s our little attempt to make fashion fun, a cherry on the cake of life, a frippery that should never be taken seriously.
We'll be updating our range regularly. Stay tuned for the introduction of new styles including long and short pajamas, shorts , long trousers, shirts and tunics. And of course you'll find new prints on high rotation. Sign up to our newsletter to see the latest pieces before they hit the online store.