BY GAIL SANDRA JOHN
Isn’t it great to see that the gorgeously luxurious fabric that is velvet has been refreshed and now accepted as our newest core pieces! As an alternative to the expected jewel tones we always see at this time of year, we are getting the softer blush tones of the past summer following through into the winter months.
Worn with Jeans or Black bottoms, now velvet is very much at home as day wear.
We’ve spotted that many of the high street names have reimagined their staples in the ‘new basic’ that is velvet. Taking note from the top Designer labels, now the best sellers from the previous seasons have been given a new lease of life as they are now re-cut in this light reflective fabric. Worn with charcoal grey pants or a dark pencil skirt the day look transforms into a more formal winter attire which is now suitable for the office. Yes, velvet in the office. I love it!
Designer Gianni was one of the first on the scene with the relaxed looking luxurious velvet. A beautifully constructed wrap dress and straight legged pants teamed up to show us a new way of wearing this look. I know, velvet has been around for a long time, but it is only recently that we have really embrassed it in our day to day options. And, in the softer palettes to boot! Please note; we are not referring to the once, dare I say it, naff velour track suits of yester-year (although they have returned to us as the new fun and youthful ‘lounge wear’) but to the newness out there right now.
Drop on by the web store of loeil too for your modern take on this theme.
Monse manage to lift it even more with the cut-out trend taken to another level as it’s combined with a fabulous balloon sleeve.
But if you are not quite ready for the blush tones this winter, follow the Contemporary AW’16 catwalk shows and opt for dark neutrals as expertly delivered by Nicholas K.
Believe you me, you will be living in velvet come next spring and I can’t wait to see what we’ll all be wearing.