With the 90s still being the major influence in world fashion nowadays, there was no way that the autumn winter collection of 2015 – 2016 wouldn’t be influenced in some way as well. And while the summer months were all about 90s throwbacks, this season the entire influence can be summarized with a single word: velvet.
Yes, from small details like cuffs to full length velvet dresses, this versatile material will certainly be one of the most visible this year. While it will undoubtedly touch every little aspect of fashion the full length velvet dress will be something you must own if you want to be “in” this season.
This beautiful material will also be a significant part of all accessories. Just to show how big of an influence it will have, you can pick out one of the new Channel handbags, a whole line of which are made from velvet. But it isn’t just designers who are showing off their creations. A whole list of celebrities has been seen wearing velvet, including Kim Kardashian or Georgia May Jagger.
Kim Kardashian’s Paris excursion was particularly emblematic for this season as she boasted a stunning full length velvet coat made by famed designer Roberto Cavalli. The dress perfectly represents the entire influence, being revealing as well as extremely elegant and comfortable.
For women that like the idea of adapting their outfit to the latest trend but don’t or can’t pull off a full length velvet garment, there are numerous tricks. One of the most popular is to add a dress with a small velvet addition. Whether it is a pencil dress or a more classical choice, an intricate velvet made neck detail or something of the sort can work splendidly, while also allowing you to feel comfortable.
Velvet isn’t just about the dresses and coats. It will also be a huge part of footwear design. Whether we are talking practical shoes with small detailing, a full velvet boot or something even more glamorous it doesn’t matter. Everything works, and if you pair it with a chic neo-gothic suit or a modern pants and jacket number, you will certainly be in style.
When it comes to colors there are two main influences for this upcoming season. The first will be a whole array of dark and deep blues, while the second will be made from dark purple and violet. The beautiful texture of the velvet, along with the amazing design of the dresses, accessories and footwear is certain to spark anyone’s interest in some way for this amazing material. Like anything though, remember that you can go overboard, so try to keep a good balance between glitz, glamour and materials before heading out and everything should be just fine.