Velvet outfit - luxurious fabric, a reminiscence of noble times
"My six favorite textures for fall and winter are leather, fur, tweed, mohair, velvet and wool. I love that they are all as warm as they are fashionable and easy to incorporate into you wardrobe."
- Nina Garcia, fashion journalist
Velvet and a quick history overview
Actually, I couldn't agree more with Nina Garcia. Those fabrics and textures are perfect for winter season: warm but at the same time à la mode. Velvet, often associated with nobility, is a fabric that I especially love because of its luxe and rich look. In fact, during the Renaissance, between 1400 and 1600 this luxurious fabric was used by the powerful church or wealthy families, turning it into a sign of luxury and richness. They used to customize they own clothing and velvet was considered one of the most luxurious fabrics. Italy was one of the leading producers of velvet during this period. Around mid eighteenth century, velvet appeared in men's clothing and interiors, but women abandoned it temporarily for lighter fabrics.
Nowadays velvet pieces have become a must-have. If you remember the collection of Fall 2016, designers presented velvet in numerous pieces: Alberta Ferretti in an elegant velvet suit, Givenchy in jackets, Rochas in dresses...
As Gordon Richardson, the creative director of Topman reminds us, " Velvet is one of those perennial classics that are faintly nostalgic, reminiscent of simpler, noble times". An elegant velvet garment can be perfect for special occasions and since it's almost Christmas time, I was starting thinking about my Christmas outfit. I tried on these velvet trousers and I completely fell in love with them. You can find them on Zaful. I decided to pair them with a white shirt.
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