Sure we expect to see luxe leathers and reliable denim on the runways, but one material stood out as a clear favorite for Autumn/Winter 23 - soft, luxurious, plush velvet.
The reason velvet is such a popular choice for designers this season is that it's a fabric that exudes luxury and elegance. It's soft to the touch and has a rich texture that adds depth and dimension to any piece. Additionally, velvet has a unique sheen that catches the light in a way that other fabrics don't, making it perfect for evening wear or special occasions.
Many designers have incorporated velvet into their collections for Autumn/Winter 2023. Chanel featured a stunning floor-length black velvet gown with intricate embroidery and delicate lace details, while Schiaparelli showcased several black velvet looks including a velvet pantsuit with flowers erupting from the bustline.
Versace also embraced velvet, using the fabric for a range of pieces including a fitted black velvet blazer with silver hardware and a chic velvet dress in a rich shade of green. Designer Tom Ford incorporated velvet into his collection through luxurious shoes and outfits in a mix of bold jewel tones.
Boots and handbags are also getting a velvet upgrade this season. Designer Prada featured velvet ankle boots with a chunky platform sole in bold shades of purple and green, while Fendi showcased a velvet handbag in stunning bright blue.
When it comes to colors, jewel tones are particularly popular in velvet for autumn/winter 2023. Deep greens, blues, purples, and reds are all popular choices, but neutrals like black and beige are also making an appearance.
So if you're looking for a way to add some luxury and style to your wardrobe this season, look no further than velvet. Whether you're going for a full-on velvet dress and boots combo or just adding a touch of the fabric in your accessories, this trend is sure to make you feel glamorous and fashionable all season long.
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