The drape, or the hand of a fabric describes the way it will hang, its reaction to gravity and how it falls, and therefore its suitability for purpose.

A stiff, uncompromising fabric will have poor drape and will hang awkwardly. If a fabric drapes well in the hand, you’ll know it has the ability–enough weight and fluidity–to hang into pleasing folds without creasing, flattening or springing back.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This