Put your hand up if the velvet trend has been giving you life lately. Didn’t you just love Taraji P Henson’s velvety slay at the Oscars this year? That navy blue, off the shoulder number was just absolute perfection.
Designers have been crushing on the velvet trend for a while now and it was evident in this years New York Fashion Week. Shoes really took centre stage in 2016. I’m currently obsessing on some designs by Gianvito Rossi. From your favorite pair of velvety moccasins, pumps, sneakers or loafers.
What is your favorite iteration from the velvet trend? Bomber jackets, booties, jumpsuits, pantsuits, dresses or sneakers? Don’t you just love how the designers are really playing with the dramatic hues such as cobalt blue?
So here I was searching for a velvet dress from some of my favorite vendors until I remembered some Mtumba guy(second-hand) who usually sells dope ass clothes along Moi Avenue Nairobi. It was a velvet affair in there when I dropped by. I’m sure when Kenyans catch the velvet trend it will be wild fire.
But before then how are Kenyan fashion lovers/trendsetters rocking velvet? Check out the photos;
1. Silvia Njoki – Fashion Blogger
She wore a velvet tribal suit for the tribal chic event in December 2016. Photo courtesy silvianjoki.com
2. Nancie Mwai – Fashion Blogger/Youtuber
She is rocking high waisted velvet leggings from online shop – shop new level
3. Neomi Nganga – Actress/Blogger/Model
She wore a velvet blazer dress from her online shop Style by Neomi to a Moet moments event.
4. Dela Maranga – musician
Dela was styled by Brian Babu and she is wearing a velvet dress from signature the brand and those fire boots are from backyard. Yaas!
5. Wanjira Longauer [ Wanluv) – Radio Presenter
She is wearing a black velvet rose embroidered statement piece from signature the brand also styled by Brian Babu.
6. Vera Sidika – ‘mother’ socialite
Her Violeta long sleeved dress is from fashion slay house.
7. Pinky Ghelani – Media Personality
The shoes are doing all the talking here. The skyline blue velvet boots are from Backyard shoes as styled by Annabel Onyango for Republi Ke.