By day three of New York Fashion Week, one strong trend had emerged for Fall/Winter 2017: all velvet everything. While styles like poet’s sleeves, off-shoulder necklines, and corset/bustier bodices have increasingly grown in popularity over the past few seasons, one unifying factor ties them all together, and that is a feminine idea of romance.
Velvet falls under the same parlance, with its tactile softness and gleaming finish making New York designers’ looks shine. The fabric’s natural richness brought opulence to the Creatures of Comfort runway, and made dandy pantsuits into strong statement pieces for the cooler months over at Self-Portrait and Tibi. See all of these looks and more in our gallery of all things velvet from New York Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017.