Vel­vet rev­o­lu­tion

Cat­walk come­back feels just great

Irish Sunday Mirror - - STYLE ON SUNDAY - with DEMELZA DE BURCA

IT’S a vel­vet gold­mine! The lux­u­ri­ous tex­ture was a once again a firm favourite on the au­tumn win­ter run­ways.

Vel­vet made a come­back on the cat­walks a cou­ple of sea­sons ago af­ter years of obliv­ion, top fash­ion houses Alexan­der Wang and Os­car de la Renta both pa­raded mod­els in stun­ning vel­vet cre­ations in deep dark shades.

Bot­tega Veneta and Pra­bal Gu­rung in­jected their vel­vet pieces with bright vi­brant hues.

Shim­mer­ing metallics were seen at Den­nis Basso and Brock Col­lec­tion.

Celebri­ties have also em­braced the trend and su­per­mod­els Stella Maxwell and Rosie Hunt­ing­ton­white­ley wore both snapped in blue vel­vet dresses while out and about in New York re­cently.

Rosie turned heads at NYFW in a baby blue dress by Monse for the Os­car de la Renta show, while Stella, whose par­ents are Ir­ish, opted for a mid­night blue mini dress.

Get Stella’s look for less with H&M’S gor­geous crushed vel­vet dress, a steal at just €49.99 for the cat­walk tone.

If you are look­ing for a Christ­mas party dress to wear also year-round, we sug­gest & Other Sto­ries’ wrap dress €79 which can be worn on its own or teamed with a polo-neck for a chic day­time look.

Win­ter wed­ding on the cards? Top­shop’s pretty pink belted midi dress is a show-stop­per and looks far more ex­pen­sive than it ac­tu­ally is.

Mean­while, Zara’s Saint Lau­rent-in­spired 80s vel­vet black mini dress is sure to be a hit with fash­ion fans.

CRUSH IT Crushed vel­vet dress €49.99, H&M. Right, Stella Maxwell

Bot­tega Veneta AW18

Alexan­der Wang AW18

WHAT A BELTER Vel­vet belted midi dress €34, Top Shop

IT’S A WRAP Crushed vel­vet wrap dress €79, & Other Sto­ries

Gabriela Hearst AW18

Pra­bal Gu­rung AW18

Vel­vet dress de­tails €49.95, Zara

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