Nicky Deam 2016-12-08 02:23:08
VELVET UNDERGROUND Winter’s most buzzed about textile trend is both a visual and tactile experience. The royal characters of yore may just be the inspiration for this season’s hottest—and softest—trend: velvet. Designers ranging from Dries Van Noten to Stella McCartney strutted velvet down their winter catwalks, placing the luxe fabric firmly in the cold season spotlight once again. “The trend feels fresh and relevant in large part because it’s being worn in every way imaginable,” says stylist Anita Patrickson. “In contrast to the less-is-more mantra of late, velvet’s resurgence suggests a more opulent and fun approach to dressing—there are no rules.” Embrace the material’s renaissance from head to toe in Ganni’s light-blue velvet gown or Tibi’s velvet pants. Alternatively, add just a touch of the regal fabric to an ensemble with a velvet accessory like Saint Laurent’s uber-sleek crossbody bag. Patrickson suggests juxtaposing your purchase with leather, silk or denim to avoid it feeling stuffy. “A foolproof formula is to pair a velvet blazer with high-waisted frayed jeans, a tee and clutch,” she says. “You can pick one piece of velvet and integrate it into a look as the focal point or just use it as an accent.” So whether you’re donning Aerin’s ultra-feminine scarf, Frame’s luxe blazer or any of the other diverse designer options, make sure you have this season’s chicest fabric in your closet. J. Crew’s AVERY HEELS IN VELVET are a rich burgundy shade that play well with dark denim, $280, at jcrew.com. Aerin’s VELVET SCARF WITH FRINGE elevates a cashmere sweater and slacks, $175, at aerin.com. Wear Ganni’s VELVET MAXI DRESS with heeled sandals for a knockout evening look or pair with ankle boots for day, $440, at net-a-porter.com. Frame’s VELVET MOD BLAZER is a festive choice in lieu of a traditional blazer, $575, at neimanmarcus.com. Tibi’s STRETCH EASY VELVET PANTS live up to their name: They’re as comfortable as pajamas and flattering enough to elicit compliments wherever you go, $295, at tibi.com. Pair this Saint Laurent OPIUM 2 CROSS-BODY BAG in black velour with everything from an evening dress to your favorite turtleneck, $1,250, at ysl.com.
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