WHY VEL­VET IS THE FAB­RIC OF THE SEA­SON AND HOW YOU CAN WEAR IT!

In a fun fash­ion shoot, HTBrunch gets six stylish pro­fes­sion­als to show you how to wear the fab­ric of the sea­son

Hindustan Times - Brunch - - News - Text by Lubna Salim // Photos by Raj K Raj // Styling by Mia

BOMBER JACKET IN VEL­VET? SAV­AGE! ING: PRIYANKA C RAINA, 31, SO­CIAL EN­TRE­PRE­NEUR

Look: Vel­vet bomber jacket and lehenga How you can wear it: “This beautifully-pat­terned lehenga with a match­ing bomber jacket looks cool as now you can pair ath­leisure cloth­ing with tra­di­tional wear,” says celebrity stylist Esha Amin. Who should wear it? Says Esha: “Vel­vet adds a bit of body, so any­one who is fit and in great shape can carry this bomber-lehenga look. Age is just a num­ber, so if you’re fit at 40, you’ll rock this vel­vet look. The fab­ric is who you are as a per­son­al­ity more than what your age is!”

UNBUTTON YOUR BANDHGALA, UP­GRADE YOUR STYLE ING: JOY SINGH (LEFT), 31, & ABHINAV MATHUR, 34, RESTAURATEURS

Look: Vel­vet bandhgala with pants and den­ims How you can wear it: “This clas­sic vel­vet bandhgala can tone down a for­mal look like, in this case, it’s been paired with a pas­tel-hued shirt and folded den­ims. But if you are younger and want to look chic then wear a sweater un­der­neath it,” says de­signer Amy Bil­limo­ria Who should wear it? “Vel­vet bandhgala works. across all age groups but can make you look bulky. Medium to small-sized peo­ple can pull it off well. If your’e dusky, avoid bright reds, and go for sub­tle colours,” she adds.

SUIT UP WITH A SOFT TOUCH ING: SHYAMLI PANDA, 29, TATTOO ARTIST

How you can wear it: “A vel­vet suit is very much in fash­ion. One can wear it as a set or team it with as lo­gan tee or a soft printed shirt with ruf­fles to make it for­mal and plush ,” says de­signer Nida Mah­mood. Who should wear it ?“Ide­ally it should be worn by women with a small frame and slim body type. It is not ad­vised for healthy women to wear vel­vet as it will make them look larger ,” she adds.

PLAY H IDE AN D SEEK IN STYLE

How you can wear it: “This sim­ple vel­vet ho odie works on a dress. It’s best tole tit be the stand­out gar­ment. Vel­vet in­tro­duce san el­e­ment of lux­ury in sports­wear. Team it with a play suit or style it with a beau­ti­ful po lo neck tee and make a strong state­ment ,” says de­signer Rahul M ishra. Who should wear it ?“It works for all age groups and body types pro­vided you are con­fi­dent enough ,” he says.

SLIP INTO A VEL­VET HOODIE AND BOOTS ING: ANMOL BHATIA, 22, FASH­ION & LIFE­STYLE BLOGGER

Look: Vel­vet hoodie and boots How you can wear it: Says Rahul Mishra, “Style this over­sized dress w ith a pair of jeans or pants for w ork, then just team it w ith boots for evening. Al­ter­na­tively pair it w ith sneak­ers w ith em­broi­dery and shim­mer!” Who should wear it? “These days peo­ple are fit enough to carry it. It is not about your age, w eight or body type, fash­ion is all about feel­ing good about your­self,” he says.

PICK THE SOFTEST WRAPAROUND YOU CAN FIND

How you can wear it: “Warm vel­vet jack­ets go w ell w ith dresses dur­ing w in­ters and this em­bel­lished w rap and dress combo is a great look for New Year par­ties. En­sure the fab­ric is of high qual­ity and the fit is good,” says Nachiket Barve. Who should wear it? “It w orks as a great over layer. But needs to be w orn in a w ay that doesn’t look bulky or dow dy. A younger per­son w ho is in shape can pull it off w ith panache,” he rec­om­mends.

JACK­ETS THAT ADD QUIRK ING: AB­HISHEK PAATNI, 30, FASH­ION DE­SIGNER

Look: Vel­vet jacket with kurta and trousers How you can wear it: “This vel­vet jacket, trouser and kurta fu­sion works well for those look­ing for modern ways to wear vel­vet. It’s also a nice way to bring In­dian el­e­ments into contemporary dress­ing,” rec­om­mends fash­ion de­signer Nachiket Barve. Who should wear it? “A cer­tain style is needed to pull it off with aplomb – ath­letic body types and tall frames,” adds Nachiket.

Shyam­li­wears a hoodie and dress from Zaraand shoes from Koovs

oy wears a velv hgala, shirt and pocke square by Ra aven­dra Rathore, denim from Den­ham (The ec­tive) and shoes m Koovs Abhinav wears a vel­vet bandhgala from Nine Styles, sweater from Kenzo (The Col­lec­tive), pants rom Zara and shoes from Monk Ford

Here’s proof that vel­vet is hot this win­ter: Ac­tor Anushka Sharma chose a vel­vet sari by Sabyasachi for her en­gage­ment to In­dian cricket cap­tain Vi­rat Kohli last week...and boy, did she look gor­geous! CHOICE OF THE STARS A irec­tion by Amit Malik...

Anmol wears an em­broi­dered vel­vet jacket from Zara, dress is from H&M, rings and ear­rings from Ranakah Jew­ellery and shoes from Koovs

ol ears a ve v o from H&M, ar ngs from Ra akah Jew­ellery a vel­vet boots fr m Zara lubna.salim@htlive.com Fol­low @lub­nasalim1234 on Twit­ter

Ab­hishek wears a vel­vet jacket and trousers from H&M, kurta from Zero and shoes from For­ever 2 1

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