HRH, King Charles The Third’s coronation was a significant event that marked the start of a new reign and symbolizes unity and stability. Whilst his Coronation robes were historic it is crucial to plan and execute every aspect carefully when planning the attire for such splendid events. Fabric choice is particularly important for conveying grandeur and splendour and providing comfort and fit for the wearer.
Traditional fabrics like silk, satin, and brocade have been used for coronation robes. They offer luxurious sheen, rich colours, and excellent shape retention. Satin drapes beautifully, while silk is versatile and lightweight, suitable for various attire.
New fabrics like synthetic materials have been developed to mimic natural fibres ‘look and feel’. They're durable and easy to care for, making them ideal for ceremonial robes. They hold their shape well and are often used in grand processions.
Sustainable and eco-friendly fabrics such as organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo are gaining popularity. They offer ethical alternatives and unique aesthetics, aligning with modern thinking around sustainability and commitment to the environment.