No longer just the fabric of night-time parties and eccentric book lovers, velvet was the texture of the day for AW16, snaking its lustrous way onto most catwalks. For ready-to-wear designer Haider Ackermann, it was a natural choice to encourage his avant-garde aesthetic. This velvet dress makes the most of the texture in a floor-grazing cut that pools into a lightly flared hem – a feature that’s only upstaged by the thigh-high split.
Haider Ackermann velvet dress
Concealed zip fastenings at back
Round neck, round padded shoulders, long sleeves, leg opening at front, flared hem, partially lined