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Toronto Fashion Week Fall 2011 Trends: Velvet

Posted by Siofan | Monday April 4, 201112 comments

Velvet is a fabric as rich in texture as it is in history—iconic designers who were known to use the fabric to dramatic effect include Vionnet, Poiret, and Fortuny. That nostalgia is seen in the velvet used by designers for fall, in the rich colours and draping and gathering. In the looks of Jeremy Laing and Chloé comme Parris, the textile's equally gothic flavour surfaces, all dark and dramatic.

Izma, Izma, Izma

Greta Constantine, Greta Constantine at Holt Renfrew, Lundström

Jeremy Laing at Holt Renfrew, Jeremy Laing at Holt Renfrew, Chloé comme Parris

Images by Jenna Marie Wakani via torontolife.com and fashionmagazine.com
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on April 06, 2011  cathy3087  98 said:

I like the Izma dresses, they are very classy. Not feeling the other ones though. But why do I feel like you'd need Izma's funky hairstyle to pull it off? And perhaps you'd also have to move to Paris.

They just don't say "Toronto fashion" to me so I don't think I'd have anywhere to wear one!

on April 04, 2011  Ali de Bold  STAFF said:

I find this a much more difficult trend to get on board with. It can so easily go wrong. It's wonderful to wear and can be very flattering if done simply, but what if crushed velvet comes back? Please can someone make sure that doesn't happen?

on April 04, 2011  mamaluv  STAFF said:

My early 1990s wardrobe is screaming "toldja so!" right now from the dusty bins at Salvation Army. Oh well :)

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