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TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS: #9 VELVET

Velvet has been slowly making its way to becoming a big trend for the last several Fall seasons.  It hasn’t completely checked at retail as of yet, but I suspect this Fall it will be a big item.  Velvet was seen on many of the runways in dresses, pants, suits and jackets.  It was also used as a detail in embroidery, cut-outs and within accessories such as belts and hats.   This Fall, it is time for women to start using velvet as any other fabrication and to stop saving it only for their Christmas outfit.

My review of this trend breaks it down into two distinct stories for a clearer direction:

BOHEMIAN LUXE and COLORED VELVET

BOHEMIAN LUXE

Designers from Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Nanette Lepore, Ralph Lauren, and Jasmine de Milo all featured draped velvet to compliment their Bohemian luxe vibes for Fall.  Fabrics were embroidered, burned-out and loose to create this style.  From harem pants, to cocoon jackets and long draped dresses all silhouettes were seen made with this fabric.

The BOHEMIAN LUXE look of velvet will be best interpreted at retail as it has more versatility within a woman’s wardrobe allowing her to wear items in several different ways.  Velvet is an easy layering piece to add onto sheer fabrics, light weight knits and richer brocades that have been done by the likes of Balmain.

 

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Roberto Cavalli's velvet jacket layered with amazing transparent harem pants

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Paris 68 pairs velvet with beaded embellishment

 

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Anna Sui

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Jasmine de Milo showed amazing velvets with her Gypsy boho vibe

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Jasmine de Milo

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Dolce and Gabbana took a Baroque approach

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Sienna Miller's Twenty8Twelve also showed a Boho Gypsy vibe using velvet

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

The draping of velvet is key to this trend

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Nanette Lepore had beautiful maxi dresses with a Boho vibe

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Ralph Lauren used velvet throughout his Gypsy Boho Luxe collection

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Ralph Lauren paired velvet with dark florals and leather accessories making the fabrication much more versatile

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Giorgio Armani also used velvet within almost all of his looks. This velvet jacket is amazing and would be great with almost any outfit.

COLORED VELVETS

Several designers also showed colored velvets on the runway.  Colors ranged from red tones to fuchsia, chartreuse, rust/orange, green and blue.  There were many versions of styles seen, some of the richest colors were at Burberry while Ralph Lauren focused on darker tones.  Dresses were a big category and would be the most marketable for colored velvets.

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Nanette Lepore showed beautiful variations of deep rose

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Richard Nicoll

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Sophie Theallet's fresh mix

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Antonio Berardi's chic maxi dress in red

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Zac Posen had several hot red velvet dresses

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Nanette Lepore

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Marc jacobs

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Pringle of Scotland

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Burberry

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Catherine Malandrino's luxurious purple

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Donna Karan's amazing cocoon velvet coat

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Ralph Lauren's darker blues

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Giorgio Armani

 TOP FALL 2010 TRENDS:  #9 VELVET   The Sche Report / Margaret Sche

Sophie Theallet

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