The 90s ended and so did velvet’s reign. Gone were the days of All Velvet Everything. Baby boomers love to call millennials lazy, but it was those children who were so adamant about never wearing velvet that any and all traces of it were removed from stores.
But then something changed.
2016 saw a rapid resurgence of velvet. The soft fabric has been featured in the pages of Vogue and on the runways of Balmain and Stella McCartney. Designers clamored to make sure that they included pieces of the new prized material in their lines.
But while the runways reintroduced the fabric, it wasn’t those models that took the trend back to the mainstream. A look doesn’t catch on until people outside of the designers start wearing it. Trends are a community project. Fashion aficionados across the world took the high-fashion look and customized it so that it personally accented their own unique tastes. You can go out in head-to- toe velvet or keep it minimal with just a choker instead.
The possibilities are endless.
We’re reclaiming velvet for ourselves. No longer is it something that we’re forced into; it’s now something that we’re choosing to wear. You hold the reins of your wardrobe, not your parents. When people grow up, they gain new perspectives. These can range from having realizations about political policies or regretting that time you decided to get bangs or even coming to termswith how maybe velvet isn’t as terrible as you originally thought that it was.
Fashion is much more fun when you’re in control.
Ed Nash took time to talk to us about his main project "Toothless" and told us about the inspiration behind the name, the process of making it and how it was like to work with Orlando Weeks from the Maccabees on the artwork for his new EP Palms.
BARRAS MARKET IN GLASGOW ―The market is reaching the end of its life-cycle, however, there is still a strong sense of community & camaraderie amongst the elderly traders and their customers.
36 HOURS IN MOSCOW ―This photo series is from last weekends trip to Moscow for a festival show. The photos were taken in the 72 hour time period from when I left my girlfriend’s apartment in Sweden on Friday morning and returned on Sunday evening.
STREETS OF SAIGON ―The city is like a Mafioso movie when it comes to money. Everybody is constantly exchanging money with others, going from one hand to another all day.
MEMORIES FROM BUENOS AIRES ―It's been 3 years since Buenos Aires made me feel nostalgic and I don't know why. I loved and enjoyed that city, but I left way sooner than I expected.
SUPERFICIAL TRUTHS ―“Superficial” - appearing to be true or real only until examined more closely. What fascinates me about film photography is that there is always a strong element of truth behind it.
MARCH FOR UNCI MAKA ―The march was an ongoing struggle in the fight against The Dakota Access Pipeline, oil drilling, fracking, strip mining, on native lands. Thousands of people marched in support of our indigenous brothers and sisters for indigenous rights and sovereignty of native nations.
FEBRUARY IN BROOKLYN ―The first installment of a week-long series featuring different remarkable film photographers and their stories through black and white images
Brixtol is back this Autumn/Winter season with a new collection inspired by the real life disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his crew of 134 men - tragically known as the Lost Explorers