Ruffled mini skirts, pleated jumpsuits and wide leg trousers all got the velvet treatment from Olivier Rousteing, but it’s the designer’s update on the classic Balmain jacket that we can’t resist.
If it’s all-out after-dark glamour you covet then you can’t go wrong with a floor-sweeping velvet gown. Embellishment will accentuate the fabric's shine, and a sleek up-do – like Gwyneth Paltrow’s ponytail - will keep the look current.
Let velvet introduce some texture into a more minimalist look by layering a velvet roll neck underneath a shift dress or swapping out your standard trousers for a silky-soft velvet pair à la Elizabeth Olsen.
An inky palette of black, royal blue and scarlet showed off the velvet in the Givenchy Autumn/Winter 2015 collection to its full potential. Spliced, appliquéd and beaded, it was treated to every technique, with elaborate devoré detailing keeping the look from feeling heavy.
Those that would prefer to give a more subtle nod to the Velvet trend can do just that with a pair of velvet shoes. Follow The Fashion Guitar blogger Charlotte Groeneveld’s lead and opt for a more playful approach with eye-catching colour or embellishment.
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