Velvet is the luxurious textile of the fall, whether it’s fashioned into a stylish and sophisticated cardigan or a funky pair of trousers. Multifaceted and versatile, velvet is seen in a variety of styles on the runway, from crushed to high pile. Let’s take a look at the velvets making their way down the runway this year.
Velvet is so chic, but designers have been giving a fun twist to this sophisticated fabric. Both Brandon Maxwell and Dolce & Gabbana feature a bright yellow velvet, perfect for Fall and Spring. Daks sports a plum velvet suit for Fall 2018 Menswear, while Haider Ackermann goes for a softer, lavender velvet blazer.
Wrap yourself in these luxurious velvets:
Crushed velvet adds a lovely depth to an already textured fabric. Jourden’s crushed velvet blazer is adorable paired with white ruffles, while Audra’s black coat is sleek and stylish all on its own. Balenciaga creates a turtleneck blouse with gloves attached, and Ellery’s turtleneck features long, loose sleeves.
Fall in love with these crushed velvets:
Patterns and prints give an extra pop to velvet. Chloe’s velvet suit is finished beautifully with a horse print, while Saint Laurent pulls from Paris for inspiration. Both Saloni and Warm feature a beautiful floral design that really flourishes on velvet.
Check out these fancy fabrics:
Velvet suits have been all the rage, combining couture and professionalism in a beautiful way. Brooks Brothers and Frame both feature maroon suits, although they show wildly different silhouettes. Whistles Fall suit is more of a leisure suit, while Antonio Berardi’s suit looks perfect for business and pleasure.
Suit up with these velvets:
Velvet is known as a fall fabric, but good designers are known for pushing boundaries. This year, designers have decided velvet is a year-round textile. Fendi’s stunning velvet dress features pearl details, ideal for a vacation in Milan, while Vetements’ black dress seems perfect for a day of tackling some errands in the city. Norma Kamali’s loose jumper is ideal for breezy summer afternoons, and Gucci’s suit pairs beautifully with a pussy bow blouse.
Rock these velvets all year round:
What’s your favorite way to wear velvet? Let me know in the comments!