Leather may have taken an early lead dominating the runways this week, but as we reach day eight, it’s clear that things have softened up — with velvet. Nanette Lepore and Altuzarra showed floor-length gowns in the fabric, while Zac Posen used it to create flirty minidresses in bright-red hues. But velvet isn’t just for eveningwear, as Charlotte Ronson and Erin Fetherston crafted tailored vests and pants suitable for daytime escapades. Alexander Wang even brought an urban twist to the plush textile by putting it on platform boots. Click ahead to see these looks and more.
Alexander Wang mixed lace and velvet on one dress, and coated platforms in the fabric as well.
Models walked in head-to-toe velvet at Altuzarra.
Bensoni mixed hard and soft by combining velvet and leather for this suit look.
A plush variety at Charlotte Ronson.
Donna Karan played with color and proportion to create this blue coat.
Sheer blouses accented tailored looks at Erin Fetherston.
Velvet adds luster at Generra.
Gold sparkles enhanced dark-green dresses at Jill Stuart.
Draped velvet at Malandrino.
Nanette Lepore took a youthful approach with vibrant hues.
Velvet lends a sophisticated touch to pieces at Ohne Titel.
Colorful options at Sophie Theallet.
Textured velvet brings a new dimension to Thakoon.
Velvet added sheen to feminine looks at United Bamboo.
Luxurious minis at Zac Posen.
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