Throughout history velvet was popular with the nobility. It was the perfect material for royal and state robes and sumptuous wall hangings. From the first century Kashmiri merchants distributed it across the Far East with large quantities eventually being exported to Venice and then to the rest of Europe. The high costs associated with its production made it the preserve of the wealthy and it still retains that air of exclusivity, however, advances in technology have made it a more affordable and accessible quality.
The appetite for this velvet trend is growing and 2017 sees its popularity at the forefront of fashion collections. Not surprising really when you consider its properties, its soft handle gives a luxurious feel and its distinctive velour pile creates a depth and subtlety of colour when dyed.
As is often the case fashion trends on the catwalk are then reflected in interiors. Our homes echo this velvet trend bringing its natural texture and unique properties to upholstery, quilts & throws, cushions & rugs.
This season we are introducing a soft blush pink to our Velvet linen cushions and quilts collection. This colour has a beautiful hue, which is accentuated by the pile of the fabric. The blush colour layers up with our existing oyster and slate colour-ways, bringing a feminine touch to a neutral palette. It also works equally well when combined with our Chartreuse colour-way, creating a dynamic and contemporary combination.
Our quilted velvet throws and bedspreads are hand-stitched to accentuate the natural texture of the velvet, this is then contrasted with a natural, un-dyed linen on the reverse, this contrasts with the sumptuous quality of the velvet, exaggerating the properties of both fabrics.
Combined with our distinctive colour palette, our enduring love of velvet shows no sign of abating any time soon.