Ranking high when it comes to my least favorite trends to emerge from the Fall/Winter 2010 season is velvet. It first made its appearance in New York and was quickly spotted at a slew of shows in London, Milan, and Paris. Among the designers that featured it most prominently were Nanette Lepore, Ralph Lauren, Chloe, Just Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani, and Thakoon.
Sure, velvet adds an interesting touch of texture, but it’s really not flattering on most – especially in the burgundy, olive green, and purple colors it was often shown in. Further, the plush material has always struck me as being either a somewhat childish or a somewhat buttoned-up, old lady-ish fabric. In either case, velvet (for the most part) is best saved for headbands.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.
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