2016 has seen velvet shake off it’s outdated image with the classic fabric now enjoying a new daytime rebirth in decadent jewel tones. Once reserved only for dark gothic, evening-only clothes, velvet has quickly become AW16’s go-to fabric in everything from strokeable slip dresses and caressable cami’s to touch-me trousers.
The velvet effect has made it’s way from the runway to the high-street, with fashion houses like Armani and Valentino first championing the trend. It’s a trend that looks set to stick around for a while so whether you wear it coloured, crushed or from head-to-toe now is the time to give in to the velvet effect.
Bring the fabric of the season to life with luxuriously textured velvet in everything from ankle boots to blazers and accessories and just try to stop yourself from touching these chic pieces.
Style note: For extra cool points mix velvet with metallic, stud or lace accents.