This was bound to happen, but we didn’t expect it to permeate into our daily kits so quickly. The first nod to the ’60s velvet trend was first seen on the BAFTAs red carpet this past awards season when the likes of Taron Egerton and Andrew Scott donned the look in suiting iterations. But fast forward nearly 9 months, and the plush fabric is seeping into more casual style, wearable by all.
As we move out of dressing head-to-toe in sweats and slides – although it was a more simple time – we’re ready to brave the sartorial storm once again. Drawn from the Fall/Winter 2020 runway of Giorgio Armani, its release into stores has ushered in a myriad of pieces for every style and event. For the occasional black tie event, the Armani brand has gone to the extremes on full velvet suits – albeit in more casual and relaxed silhouettes – while individual pieces such as shirts and tops allow for more versatility.
While the green light is shining on the difficult trend, we suggest proceeding with caution. For the rookie, less is less and for good reason. Velvet speaks for itself so if you’re looking to dabble in the look try a sweatshirt with velvet details or small accessories as to not over do it. For the trend aficionado, by all means go ahead, but pair velvet with smooth fabrications to break up the look. And avoid to many other statement pieces or you’ll go overboard quickly.
Below are our favourite velvet pieces, shop every new arrival, here.