A seasonal favourite with both men and women, velvet works as hard as it plays, offering opulence and sensuality wrapped up with warmth and oh-so-easy wearability. Styling by Damian Foxe. Photography by Thomas Cooksey

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Renee wears cotton and velvet dress, £2,755, rhinestone and large metal Barbara pendant, £1,340, and rhinestone and metal Barbara earrings, £890, all by Lanvin. Harry wears cotton and cashmere shirt by Trussardi. Velvet blazer, £1,085, and wool trousers, £449, by Salvatore Ferragamo. Wool bow tie, about £144, by Dolce & Gabbana

Image: Thomas Cooksey