Friday, 24 July 2009

softly softly

So velvet, that most troublesome of fabrics, is back and bound to divide people in their views on it appearing as an important A/W 09 trend. Seen by some to be the curse of the Nineties and a fabric that should only be seen in curtains, cushions and Laura Ashley skirts; velvet was seen all over the catwalks exuding a very up to date and sultry image. Combined with other major trends for Autumn such as structural shoulders, cut-outs and draping, velvet has been making an impact in the fashion world and somehow doesn’t seem so fusty.

Prada combines red velvet with an armoured skirt

Velvet was also a running theme at Proenza Schouler, manifested in skinny trousers and detailing

Fendi showed velvet skirts and dresses with hard accessories

Christopher Kane - velvet and sheer panelling

Combine with shredded tights, backcombed to the hilt hair and either unholy high heels or shiny man-brogues and wear with attitude.


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