I didn't write a post last week as I was in London and I found that there too it's all about velvet. So this week's post captures the velvet fashion trends here and velvet furnishing trends in London.
One of my very favorite fabrics to wear and also decorate with is velvet. I can't resist the feel of the smooth nap and plushy dense pile. No longer saved for only formal occasions, velvet now dresses up our everyday looks without strenuous effort. The article below by Erica Blumenthal in the New York Times Style Section gives a nice break down of this Fall's favorite fashion trend.
You’ll Want Some
Velvet for Fall
By ERICA M. BLUMENTHAL OCT. 19, 2016
Where has all the leather gone? This season is all about velvet.
Almost anything you would want to wear can be found in velvet.CreditPhotographs by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images (bottom left); Christian Vierig/Getty Images (top left); Timur Emek/Getty Images (right)
We’re living in a velvet lover’s dream. Designers can’t seem to get enough of the shimmery stuff. Part of the allure may be its transformative quality, instantly lending even basics an air of luxe. Since almost anything you may want — party-ready pantsuits, retro-glam toppers, kick-around sneakers — can be found in velvet, here are some ways to work it into your fall wardrobe.
You can wear velvet from head to toe this fall.
Dip a Toe Into the Trend
A pop of velvet is a magical accent that can pull a look together, especially when it takes the form of footwear. If you’re layering up in flannel and knitwear this month, a pair of velvet shoes is both a trick and a treat.
From left: Balenciaga velvet and patent leather boots, $720 at mytheresa.com; Superga velvet lace-up sneakers, $119 at bloomingdales.com; Tabitha Simmons velvet ankle boots, $845 at mytheresa.com; Schutz zip-up velvet oxfords, $180 at Schutz, schutz-shoes.com.
And if your preference is velvet at home...
For me, nothing beats a velvet sofa, with its cozy quality equally inviting in contemporary and traditional settings. However, if the thought of velvet seating seems too much to commit to, decorative cushions can be just as effective. I particularly love velvet cushions with hand embroidered details for an exotic luxe look.
All seating and cushions from the Daily Telegraph