This season, the fabric to be seen wearing is velvet. As shown in both Erdem’s and Valentino’s AW16 shows, this soft, slightly shiny fabric is a staple in everyone’s autumn wardrobe.
Velvet’s dense and silky texture means that throughout history it has been strongly associated with nobility. But now, from bomber jackets to ballgowns, both high end and high street labels have become infatuated with this fabric. It’s time for you to feel its plushness and get your hands on a few of our favorite velvety pieces.