Velvet has always been a well loved material. Soft, plush and luxurious, from home furnishing to fashion, velvet has earned its place as the king of fabrics. In FW 2013, a season all about unabashed luxury, velvet is a central to fabric.
From Burberry to Etro through to luxury champions Hermes velvet has been shown on the runways head to toe. Rich jewel colours, demure black and warm browns and reds, a velvet suit comes in many palettes. As beautiful as it may be, a velvet suit is not always practical, so here’s who to rock the trend day to day.
Mix two trends at once with a short velvet blazer. Figure skimming, and cut just below the waist line, these jackets are central to dolce7Gabbana’s FW new tailoring. With wide velvet lapels and black buttons they match perfectly to dark grey trousers. Finish off the look with a classic flat cap and a distressed white shirt for a 21st century Sicilian look.
Corduroy is a much-appreciated causal version of velvet. A dark cognac hue, with flat velvet collar is casual yet chic. Matched to distressed jeans and a Nehru collar shirt, it’s the perfect, timeless casual attire for the discerning fashion man.
The velvet blazer, with matching waistcoat is the classic way to do velvet- in formal wear.
Dolce&Gabbana takes on this well known diktat and subverts it for FW13. Take the black tie velvet blazer with satin lapels, the matching vest, white shirt and bow tie, but choose to match it with slouchy wool felt double pleated trousers, in maxi Prince of Wales print or mélange grey or brown.
Are you an aficionado of the velvet blazer for special events, well Dolce&Gabbana does not disappoint. Textured velvet blazers with satin lapels are the new must have for those black tie parties this winter. Slim fit, satin trimmed and matched to a black shirt and silk jacquard bow tie, these single or double-breasted blazer make the outfit. Finish off with a pair of stone wash velvet slippers with gros-grains bow to bring some old fashion glamour to a classic staple.
Styled by: Yuri Ahn
Written by: Valentina Zannoni