Velvet triumphs in Fall 2016 catwalks materializing proposals of many of the designers, with exciting cuts and colors. A stunning and sumptuous trend ranging from plush jackets seen in Ralph Lauren to a pyjama outfit in Alberta Ferretti, as well as the Bohemians 70’s style pants proposed by Roberto Cavalli and Costume National.
Velvet raises as leading material!
Majestic and luxurious, associated with royalty in ancient times, velvet promises to give warmth and sophistication to the winter of the person who dares to wear it. As a blazer, shirt, skirt, pants, short or long dress, gown or coat; there are endless options to mitigate its opulent effect; either betting for wearing only a piece of clothing of this material, or combining it with casual cotton or denim garments, or wearing it more discreetly in accessories.
A material whose origin dates back to the fourteenth century in the Far East, with India and its textile tradition being in charge of giving life to this elegant material. Velvet comes back strongly this winter season, more modern and cooler than ever, dyeing of bold colors ranging from ultraviolet to calendula-yellow, to establish itself as a funny trend and even to mark the guidelines to follow in footwear and accessories. Wallets, bucket bag, bags, slippers, ballerinas, sandals, booties and boots also sign up for the great velvet trend.
A consistent and not very ductile material, thanks to new treatments, that has modernized itself offering sophisticated and innovative designs as seen in parades of major Fashion Weeks. So while Balmain lightens it with strategic cut-outs, Fendi gives it flyers to bring movement, Lanvin uses it as a brocade in some of its exquisite proposals and Dries Van Noten is seduced by the animal print in part of his shoes designs.
Its softness and warmth catch us this season and transform velvet into the essential material of our winter wardrobe. The catwalks of great designers make it clear, and sign up in unison for this friendly material using it in a myriad of styles, textures and patterns. Whether in the form of male blazers, feminine ladylike dresses, bohemians wide pants, skinny jeans or tight pirates, tight pencil skirts or with peplum details, velvet triumphs with its luxurious plush finish.
Material par excellence linked to winter reappears in all its glory and in full color to protect us against the cold during the Autumn-Winter 2016/2017, and provide us with a touch of glamor and sophistication. Whether in bohemian looks, vintage, baroque, gothic or rockers; in a total look version or combined with other textures, in color block or with unique prints, the trick is to wear it avoiding the excess of accessories.
And since there is no relevant trend without celebrities who sign up for it: Gilda Ambrosio, Hailey Baldwin, Stella Maxwell, Blake Lively and Emily Ratajkowski are only a few of which, despite their different countenances, dare to wear velvet in its color block version, but full of color. In different styles and colors, with greater or lesser success, what is missing in their outfits?
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