By Kristen Shirley
If its ubiquity on the runways is any indication, you’ll be wearing velvet every day this fall. Don’t forget evening wear – black tie velvet is one of the most elegant ways to wear fashion’s fabulously regal fabric.
At Roberto Cavalli, creative director Peter Dundas showed his dedication to louche-yet-glamorous 1970s rockers, including a particularly fabulous tiger-striped velvet suit. Another standout piece is a teal and purple velvet evening coat that instantly elevates any outfit. Former Oscar de la Renta designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim built off the buzz from their well-received debut collection with their fall show for Monse where effortless, cool-girl allure walked the runway. The peach off-the-shoulder gown with slashed waist might seem familiar – it was worn by one of Hollywood’s coolest young actresses, Brie Larson, at the after parties celebrating her Academy Award win for Best Actress. After a stunning show of the classic Americana, for which he is celebrated, a series of velvet evening gowns closed Ralph Lauren’s collection. The plunging neckline on the pleated burgundy dress was a showstopper, and a bit unexpected for the king of American sportswear.
Click through the gallery to see more of Elite Traveler’s picks for the velvet trend.
Gabriela Hearst Bridget velvet maxi dress, $2,595, net-a-porter.com
Agent Provocateur Ruth velvet long sleeve dress, $532.50, harrods.com
Ralph Lauren Leona pleated velvet gown, $4,790, ralphlauren.com
Antonio Berardi velvet panel pencil dress, $1,314.39, harrods.com
Fleur du Mal velvet bodysuit with silk straps, $265, fleurdumal.com
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Arnette embellished tulle, velvet and silk midi skirt, $2,160, net-a-porter.com
Valentino pleated velvet midi skirt, $5,900, matchesfashion.com
Gucci GG Marmont chevron-velvet cross-body bag, $1,590, matchesfashion.com
Saint Laurent monogramme medium quilted velvet shoulder bag, $1,990, net-a-porter.com
Marco de Vincenzo braided velvet sandals, $1,070, net-a-porter.com
MSGM velvet boots, $475.87, farfetch.com
Rene Caovilla velvet pumps, $721.82, farfetch.com