ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Trend Alert: The Resurge of Velvet

Ruling the runway at Paris and Milan Autumn Fashion week, it’s clear that 90s velvet is making a come back this season!

With designers such as Alberta Ferretti, Emporio Armani, Prada and Gucci all using the opulent fabric in their collections, there’s no doubt that Velvet has emerged more versatile than ever. Previously only fashioned as an evening dress, a structured blazer or the odd strappy stiletto shoe, velvet has been transformed into a fabric with limitless use, whether it be to express an element of sophistication or to add a touch of luxury to a casual outfit. Particularly striking pieces have included Y/Project’s dark red velvet dress, adopting a classic, yet striking approach, Emilio Pucci’s daringly vibrant couple coat and Alberta Ferretti’s matching ensemble with it’s colour contrast trim.
screen-shot-2016-10-16-at-18-14-01Y/Project, Emilio Pucci and Alberta Ferretti.

Not only dominating the catwalk, velvet has also taken over the high street, there’s no escaping this lavish fabric!

If you’re not looking for a grand statement piece, why not try one of Topshop’s Neat Velvet Sweaters? A great alternative to a slouchy knit jumper that can be worn with your favourite pair of baggy jeans or dressed up with a mini skirt and some ankle boots. Urban Outfitter’s Light Before Dark Crushed Velvet Culottes are the perfect option if you want a mix of both comfort and style; they look great with a pair of converse and a little crop top. Alternatively, go for a more adventurous approach by investing in a pair of Office’s Literally High Cut Boots in Pink Velvet, a way of adding fun and excitement to an everyday outfit.

velvetTopshop, Neat Velvet Sweater: £28.00. Urban Outfitters, Light Before Dark Crushed Velvet Culottes: £39.00. Literally High Cut Boots: £64.00.

From slip dresses worn over casual tees and pleated midi skirts, to bomber jackets and turtleneck tops, velvet is a must buy this autumn, so indulge!

Darla Dryland

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