Seven Reasons to Love Velvet Right Now

Written By Robyn at Joel and Son Fabrics


Seven Reasons to Love Velvet Right Now

Velvet is a fall/winter 2019 mainstay with everyone from Saint Laurent to newly emerged sensation, Prabal Gurung, featuring it in their recent collections.

Here are seven reasons to indulge in it,  Right. About.  Now.

A swathe of velvet lifts any piece of clothing. A tailored jacket takes on evening glamour and a simple dress looks instantly decadent, in this lavish looking fabric.

Alexa Chung

Cara Delevigne

Printed velvet fabric makes a stylish, flowing coat that’ll set you apart from the standard wools, tweeds and knits that make up so much of everyone’s outerwear wardrobes.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Kendall Jenner

Ralph Lauren flooded his 50th anniversary show collection with it, a celebration held with much fanfare at New York Fashion Week last Friday night. Models  swanned down the runway in lush velvets in black, blues, rich burgundies, royal purples and deep greens.


And he does seem to know what he's doing when it comes to fashion...

It adds plush texture and warmth to a room. Try a velvet cushion cover or two, lushly covered bar stools, or a stately velvet armchair or couch for a truly sumptuous element to your interior décor.

It’s tactile and it’s sexy. Saint Laurent’s velvety Little Black Dress for Fall ’19, knows it. So too do Prabal Gurung, Balenciaga and Chanel.

Saint Laurent

Prabal Gurung


Enjoy the feel of a soft, velvet fabric abaya, perfect for wintery weather. The Ready-To-Wear 2018/19 designer catwalks featured luscious embroidered, plain and printed velvet abayas in an array of colourways, for the stylish, modern woman.

It’s comfortable and it’s durable – stick with a quality version, woven from silk or cotton, and you’ll enjoy this material in good looking condition, for years to come.

Convinced yet? Explore our gorgeous velvets, online now.

Black Polka Dot Midnight Blue Velvet
Sea Green & Gold Laminated Velvet
Turquoise/Bronze Laminated Velvet
Dark Purple Plain Velvet
Bronze/Green/Gold Laminated Velvet