We just love to wrap ourselves up in soft and sumptuous fabrics this time of year, don’t we? And while the wool, cashmere and even angora of our coats and sweaters feel awfully good to wear when the weather turns colder, there is just something a little extra special about wearing velvet – the soft, cozy fabric queen of them all. Perhaps it’s because a velvet dress represented the ultimate in special occasion luxury when we were kids, but wearing velvet still makes any day feel like a dress-up day. And we’re in luck this fall because velvet is trendy in a big way and designers like the talented Christopher Kane are making all kinds of velvet pieces for us to love.
Kane has created some absolutely beautiful velvet dresses and skirts for this season. He’s used the fact that velvet looks so incredible when it’s done in rich jewel tones to his full advantage in creating some truly unique pieces. And these are not your grandmother’s heavy velvet dresses, either. His off-the-shoulder dress with cutouts along the midriff and down the fronts of the thighs is at once feminine and incredibly modern and edgy. And his short, floral velvet dress is just plain super cool and mod and any girl would fall in love with it. Kane didn’t stop with dresses and skirts, no, he’s also used velvet to make some gorgeous double-breasted crop jackets and even a velvet biker jacket that is THE coolest thing ever.