04 November 2010

Queen, King and The Velvet

The rich, luxurious fabrics like velvet is, once upon the time was intended just for royalty. You must remember from the history lessons, images of kings and queens in the velvet cloaks trimmed with fur or embroidered with brocade. In the moments when I wasn’t sleeping in the class, I was amused by velvet tunics with puff sleeves and tights on gentleman and enchanted by renaissance lace-up velvet gowns on ladies.
In the time when non-blue-blood riffraff discovered it as something that can be very sensual and romantic but also glamorous, it became very popular. It was often used as appliqué and not just on gowns in manner of Vionnet, but also moved from clothes to décor in our homes. Luckily, we don’t have to fashionably survive like Miss Scarlett O’Hara that ripped mother’s curtains to make a green velvet dress. We can choose, and most often between Eighties inspired dresses and those with softer shape like tunic dresses. Velvet is very warm material, so that makes it perfect for winter fashion. Finally designers gave up of using summer materials and sewing swimsuits in the winter! In case of the fall runaway, velvet fabric was omnipresent star, no matter are we talking about fashion houses with tradition like Halston and Vionnet or about those newly founded.
In case of TBA, British label TBA, that is all about adoring, velvet dress is very romantically bohemian. Designer Binbin McNiven could be a new age royal dressmaker because she found a perfect mix of tenderness and luxury, combining velvet with delicate collars. So, the swinging sixties mood brilliantly met up with Victorian romance. Casual shape allows it to be a regular daily dress and also a party dress. Who says we wouldn’t know how to reign in dresses like these.



VISIT TO BE ADORED, GREEN AND ORANGE DRESS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT ASOS, ALSO THERE IS ONE MODEL IN NAVY, AT URBAN OUTFITTERS

14 comments:

sojourned in style said...

velvet dreessses are major !

http://sojournedinstyle.blogspot.com/

FASHION ICE said...

i really want something velvet

Celine said...

These are super cute :)
www.thewardrobediaries.com

Mila said...

Predivno!
Sada definitivno tražim takvu haljinicu ili nešto :)
Bilo bi super naći cipele,kao one D&G,također od baršuna.

jemina said...

LOVE those velvet numbers, perfect for Fall!!!

XOXO
J

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

adore this collection, and the model looks mysteriously breathtaking.

ps. margot is somewhat a good choice :D

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

SHOP

hiven said...

love these!
x enter my giveaway? six whole miss patina dresses to giveaway

F.M. said...

Velour and velvet are going to be on my fashion weekly schedule starting now! ;)

xx FM

Nick Grbin JR, said...

lijepo

sapphirewhisper said...

Lovely dresses! Velvet can be a little trickey as it brings back goth styling images but your picks are amazing, feminine and chic. Totally love both of them!

Ruby said...

i just remembered i have 1 velvet dress and it's sooo amazing and your blog is very interesting!

NobodyKnowsMarc said...

love these dresses!
NEW GIVEAWAY ON NobodyKnowsMarc!!
http://nobodyknowsmarc.blogspot.com/2010/11/casio-wacth-giveaway.html

Grace said...

That first velvet dress is GORGEOUS!

Love Grace.

Pervesely Perfect said...

Love these!

Emma//