After a series of lockdowns and constant fear, it is time to amp up your style quotient. For the upcoming season, the latest trend predicted by fashion enthusiasts is VELVET. Making the return the top fashion trends, all the celebratory attires for the coming fall will have a touch of velvet in them. Before looking at the latest velvet trends, let’s have a look at a few things about velvet.
Velvet fabric is a lavish and luxurious, associated with power and prestige. According to scholars, this sleek and soft fabric was produced in East Asia before it made its way through the Silk route to Europe. The traditional velvet was made from silk making it expensive and magnificent. Asian Silk was very soft and supple, but the distinctive production processes used in manufacturing velvet made it even more luxurious than other silk products. The records show that velvet was the hot favourite fabric of the royals.
With the introduction of machine looms, the cost of velvet production came down to an extent and the development of synthetic fabrics also cut down its cost, making it available to the layman also. While it is not that exotic and pure, it still remains a prized possession. All the snuggly and cuddly things like blankets, stuffed animals and all other similar products are still made with velvet. The production process remains the same regardless of using any base fabric. It is woven on a special loom that spins two layers of fabric together. These fabric layers are then separated and rolled up. The main feature of velvet is its softness. So this fabric is used more for making garments which are close to skin like our essentials. The home decor products made with velvet look equally magnificent. For instance cushions, pillow covers, throws, sofa covers, curtains, etc. Moreover the look and feel of the fabric is over-the-top.
Looking at the upcoming trend, velvet is knocking the door yet again just like a blast from the past. Proving a timeless sense of style, attracting all the glazes, the velvet dress with a pair of stilettos can never go out of fashion. According to the fashionastas, there are a few trends that will be the talk of the season are:
- Choosing the Right colour: If you are confident enough to wear a velvet dress then choosing the right colour should be on the top of your mind. Although BAFTA 2022 was dominated by velvet dresses curated by all the top designers in the world. One could witness colours like Wine, green, brick red burgundy, navy blue along with the hot favorite black. Pair with the right kind of heavy look accessories as they can pulled easily with such a rich textured fabric.
- Dresses: As each and every big fashion house is showcasing their comprising of velvet dresses. Long gowns with big flare or straight fit dresses are trending with embellishments on the go.
- Velvet Sarees: This year you will find velvet sarees going on top. Velvet sarees are durable and drape well around your body. Velvet looks as rich as silk so yes, you can choose to wear velvet saree on weddings, occasions, or any other special day. Some of the most popular velvet saree shades are wine purple, maroon, and bottle green.
- Home decor: you can see the market flooded with home decor products made of velvet. Sofas, chairs, throws, pillows and what not.
You can definitely take inspiration from the Indian celebrities as well. From Sonam Kapur ahuja to Bhumi Pednekar, Kiara Advani, everyone is already keeping up with the velvet fabric trend. They can be seen flaunting pantsuits, to casual co-ord sets to accentuatiung dresses. Taking inspiration from the celebs and incorporating your own style you can find so many Indian Fabric stores showcasing an array of velvet colours. Rock this season. Happy shopping!