This season, blue velvet tops the charts again. Trendsetters Oscar de la Renta and Lela Rose introduced dresses made of the luxe textile for their fall collections during fashion week. Dolce & Gabbana extended the fabric to footwear with an embroidered and quilted velvet flat. And on the furniture runway at High Point, North Carolina, manufacturers debuted new shapes in the magnificent material that’s fit for royalty.
Pictured here: Velvet-upholstered "Salon Lounge Chair" from Baker. Background fabric is "Flora" by Sheila Coombes through Zoffany.
Written and produced by Krissa Rossbund
Photographs by Greg Scheidemann