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Fall 2016’s Biggest Fashion Trend is a Smooth Operator

In the coming days, we’ll be highlighting key Fall 2016 fashion trends. Kicking us off is a rich material that’s sartorial, decadent, and regal: velvet. The plush fabric appeared in a number of designer collections across the board in various styles and forms, promising endless possibilities on how to cloak one’s self in velvet come Fall 2016.

Valentino and Rochas both presented sumptuous, monochromatic, velvet dresses in saturated colors. Meanwhile at Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld showcased dresses traced with the smooth-touch material. Roland Mouret and Dolce & Gabbana offered frocks detailed in velvet, and Alberta Ferretti made a magnificent case for head-to-toe velvet and dressed a model in a pajama-inspired pantsuit. In the slides ahead, get inspired to wear the fabric of the Fall 2016 season.

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