You might be covered in velvet from head to toe already, but in case you still cannot believe it, let me tell you: this season (FW15), velvet is probably the coolest material you can go for in fashion. The fate was sealed in spring already, when brands like Alexander Wang, Dries Van Noten and Gucci first introduced us to the revival of what some might refer to as silk’s cold-climate friendly cousin.
Because, apart being super cool and elegant at the same time, it keeps you warm on cold winter days. Maybe, after all, beauty does know how to dodge pain? Meaning painful walks to the subway.
- When? Always, not just on evenings. Let me put it like this: you may add one piece of velvet per time of the day, that means one in the morning, two in the afternoon, three in the evening and endless on a night out.
- How? Pick’n’ mix like you do at the cinema candy bar. Layer a velvet dress over a striped turtleneck, use your old velvet blazer to pimp up that little black dress or combine a velvet jacket with a long velvet evening dress. Everything goes.
- Where? To the office, on the couch, at them gala dinners, CHRISTMAS!
To help you find your way through the thick forest of lavished designs, here are the best pieces: