Since the sumptuous fabric permeated our wardrobes during AW16, the soft-to-touch textile has become the ultimate party favourite for colder months. Luckily for those who want to envelop themselves in cosy-looking get-ups with a festive allure, velvet is here to stay for the season. The autumn/winter 2017 runways were flooded with velvet that caught the light gracefully with every step. While Anthony Vaccarello remained true to Saint Laurent
's after-dark DNA by incorporating shimmering black velvet dresses, Maria Grazia Chiuri went for a broodier, cool-girl look for her Dior
woman with midnight blue evening wear. At Ulla Johnson
, night-time dresses were belted, ruffled or ruched in dark topaz making them versatile enough for daytime ensembles.