As it did in ready-to-wear, velvet’s soft, lush presence is asserting itself in accessories this autumn — often paired with crystal or gemlike embellishments, giving a fresh spritz of glitz to the most royal of fabrics. Jimmy Choo, for example, adorned his structured evening clutch with a smattering of rhinestone and pearly “brooches” in round, oval and star shapes.
Navy and burgundy tones ruled. Among the latter, color stunners in shoes included an Etro high-heeled mary jane, a Paul Andrew cutout patterned boot, and a Robert Clergerie bootie, in which the wine-red material extended into the chunky heel. It all adds up to a rich fall season.