The velvet revolution
It may only be spring but as the fall fashion shows take place I can’t help but once again crave the rich plush fabrics that come with colder weather. After watching the New York collections this past week I seemed to notice a constant occurrence on the runways. The trend du jore was velvet and boy was there a lot of it! From Alexander Wang’s party dresses to Zac Posen and Altuzarra’s velvet pieces the trend couldn’t be more apparent. Other velvet invaded collections included, Thakoon, Karen Walker, and Ralph Lauren. Jill Stuart also took a more youthful approach in New York with fabulous dresses in rich greens and purples.free people velvet dress
It also showed up at young boho brands like Diane von Furstenberg and Erin Wasson. I myself am a huge fan of anything and everything boho luxe and have often found it hard to find velvet pieces that don’t resemble a dated choir dress or leotard found at my local vintage shop. Now that the trend is slowly taking over, it is sure to be in every department store by next fall. I don’t know about you but I plan on jumping on this bandwagon asap. With the rich colors and variety of styles seen on the runway there’s sure to be velvet pieces that will suite everyone.
In Milan, Giorgio Armani even took on black velvet skirts, dresses, and pantsuits for the modern day sophisticated woman. One of my favorites is the free people velvet dress. The velvet trend isn’t exclusive to just clothes either; the trend even spread into the accessory department with velvet bags shown at Versace and leg wear at Alexander Wang. So weather you’re a downtown party girl, a bohemian babe, or the sophisticated working woman, the velvet trend is sure to make its way into your closet by next fall. So what are you waiting for the hunt for beautiful velvet pieces starts now.
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