Velvet, known throughout the centuries as one of the most luxurious fabrics in both texture and drape, has been raising its distinctive head on celebrities and red carpets for the last couple of seasons. Traditionally worn by nobility, in the tenth century velvet emerged in the Middle East by first being introduced in Baghdad during the rule of Harun al-Rashid, and later emerging in Florence, Venice, and Genoa.

 

In the modern era velvet is shown in a variation of garments in intense colours created by the intricate use of light and shadows. Although the extravagant fabric is predominately seen throughout the holiday season, in this current incarnation celebrities have chosen to incorporate velvet into their fall wardrobe Seen on the 2016 runways of Viktor & Rolf, Donna Karan, Jason Wu, Elie Saab, and more, velvet is right on trend this season. Jewel tones, as well as black, are the colour scheme for this wintry and soft trend. Metallic gold and silver velvet are also an interesting way some designers have been using velvet in 2016. Unique silhouettes update the velvet look, which has returned from the 1990s, one of fashion's favourite decades of the moment. 

 

Several A Listers are gracing the red carpet in this current trend!

 

 

Khloe Kardashian is also a big fan of the trend like sister Kim - this could be due to the luxurious fabric clinging to and showing off their enviable curves!

 

We offer a wide range of velvet dresses including Bardot designs, sparkles, bodycons, midi'd and minis in a range of colours!