Velvet is most often associated with grunge princesses and renaissance dresses that look like they belong to a Romeo and Juliet play. This season’s offerings for Fall/Winter ’17 though, has a more sophisticated appeal that makes them go beyond just evening wear and romantics. Here, we pick out 15 items that will make you ace this trend like a pro.
#1: Velvet halter neck gown, $21,100, Valentino
This Valentino number ups the game on patchwork: the entire dress features a rich tapestry of different velvet panels.
#2: Victoria Victoria Beckham velvet coat, $2,050, www.mytheresa.com
It might look like astrakhan fur at first glance, but this plush coat from Victoria Beckham is actually made from velvet, but feels and looks just as plush.
#3: Leather and velvet loafers, $990, Bally
Cop bookish chic with this pair of scarlet loafers.
#4: Velvet down jacket, $2,000, Moncler
The modern way to don a puffer jacket? Think with evening wear, not ski gear.
#5: Viv' Micro Stars velvet shoulder bag with crystals, $3,900, Roger Vivier
Make this bag the star of your outfit by keeping everything else pared down.
#6: Velvet blazer, Scotch & Soda
For a jacket that says “party”, this would be it.
#7: Velvet palazzo pants, $55.90, Mango
Pair this pair of pants with a pair of dressed up flats for a take on French chic.
#8: Rick Owens velvet column dress, US$1,682 (S$2,300), www.net-a-porter.com
The guru of monastic chic dreams up a timeless design in dove grey.
#9: Velvet velvet and leather shoulder bag, $3,820, Prada
Play the “is it/is it not” game with this trompe-l’œil effect on Prada’s Velvet shoulder bag.
#10: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello velvet and tulle mini dress, $2,630, Saint Laurent
Meet the Kate Moss of LBDs: short, rocker chic and ’90s-inflicted.
#11: Mini Montebello velvet and leather crossbody bag, $2,330, Bottega Veneta
This bag does a modern interpretation of the maison’s trademark weave in velvet and an ombre effect.
#12: Velvet midi skirt, Miu Miu
Balanced the crush velvet skirt with a simple cashmere sweater or T-shirt.
#13: Velvet shopper, $59.90, Mango
The quirkiest and most casual bag silhouette of the season goes evening-appropriate in black velvet.
#14: Velvet dress, Alice and Olivia
This romantic red number is like a modern-day remake of a R+J dress.
#15: Bazar velvet, $15,350, Balenciaga. Prices unavailable unless stated
Make a fashion statement with this XL tote in faux leopard prints.