Remember when we said the thing that worried us most about all of the velvet on fall's runways is what was bound to happen when it hit the high streets? Well that's started.
Banana Republic just staged their Fall 2010 show at Cedar Lake in New York, and they've reproduced this season's trends pretty well.
About half of the runway was covered in camel---silk, knits, jersey blazers, leggings, socks, suede booties---with touches of fur and a couple of clog boots. A chocolate brown satchel for men and a feathered cross-body bag for women both looked great, as did the thick leopard belts and flouncy skirts. It was an easy look for fall, with just the right trends---like J.Crew before it (though without the oomph).
But the velvet suit didn't work, and neither did the velvet dress we spotted at Zara the other day or the velvet jacket at H&M. If you're determined to wear velvet this fall, it's worth splurging.