Fall Winter Trend 2016 / 2017: Shiny shoes

November 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Fashion, Trends, womenswear

If you look around at what shoes the cool girls are wearing to a fashion event these days, you’ll notice all shoes are shiny and sparkly. And that’s not just a coincidence. It’s high times for velvet boots and glitter boots. Philip Lim and Dries van Noten already felt it, the high street shops are seeing it now. And why wouldn’t a purple velvet bootie become the shoe of the year? It’s super chic under a pair of patched denim trousers and it’s the highly elegant matched with a slipdress too. Just pick the color of your choice (we say green, purple, gold or silver) and start parading. Sparkling and glossy footwear at Victoria Beckham and Tommy Hilfiger too. Walk into the holiday season with these shiny booties worthy of a true Cinderella moment. Shine bright like a velvet bootay.

Trend Report FW2016: Velvet revival

December 10, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion, Trends, womenswear

Oh yes, we do like ourselves a good piece of red velvet cake from time to time. And Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope is still one of our favourite albums of all time. But except for the word ‘velvet’ that’s where the similarity ends. Cause we’re talking a different kind of velvet this time. In fashion terms, that is. Head-to-toe-velvet looks made a huge comeback into our sartorial lives and are totally coveted right now. Because when you see three, call it a trend. So we did, here it is. One of the most touchy and soft fabrics in our wardrobe got upgraded big time, getting the 2015/16 treatment. Emilio Pucci’s wide-legged trousers, Dries van Noten capes and blue booties, wrap skirts and all-black ensembles at Lanvin, the bags from Antonio Marras and black velvet jumpsuits at Sonia Rykiel. And who wasn’t surprised by the rich coloured velvet from Christopher Kane and Armani?

The big question is not so much íf we love it, because we do, but hów we love it. As in: without looking as a Christmas-groupie. Velvet looks its most amazing in deep colours: red, orange, blue, green or black.
And probably one of the most sexy options for NYE woud be a) the velvet pantsuit (another major hit this season) or b) the velvet tuxedo jacket-dress. If all this makes you quiver, take it down a notch and start with the shoes or bag. I mean, don’t we all want to wear Wang’s velvet hiking boots? What better way to add some urban luxury to your winter (party)wardrobe.

Trend Report Fall/Winter 2012/2013: New Velvet Luxury

September 3, 2012 by  
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Dark? Gothic? Forget it! Velvet is back in fashion and it’s for everybody.

This royal fabric popped up at innumerable shows like Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Etro. Not the least fashion houses , right?!

Done in many new and surprising ways the velvet looks brought some of that extra luxury to this season’s fall collections.

Aren’t those embroidered Balmain creations the ultimate form of luxury? Isn’t that deep purple Burberry jacket outstanding? And how amazing looks Yulia Kharlapanova in that green floor sweeping Gucci dress?

‘Nough said; we want to get our hands on one of these ‘new velvet’ pieces.