Va-va-velvet

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

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
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
Velvet dress, £2,120, and velvet ankle-strap sandal, £495, both by Gucci. Red rhinestone and large metal Barbara pendant, £1,340, by Lanvin. Purple cotton velvet quilted blanket coat, £1,995, by Burberry Prorsum
Velvet dress, £2,120, and velvet ankle-strap sandal, £495, both by Gucci. Red rhinestone and large metal Barbara pendant, £1,340, by Lanvin. Purple cotton velvet quilted blanket coat, £1,995, by Burberry Prorsum | Image: Thomas Cooksey
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Harry (near right) wears velvet jacket with jacquard lining, £1,620, cashmere rib-knit cardigan, £715, velvet skinny 60s trousers, £505, all by Gucci. Velvet and leather Simkin shoe, £195, by Kurt Geiger. Ribbed cotton-blend socks, £18, by Pantherella. James (far right) wears Bister floral geometric evening jacket, £2,390, silk cardigan, £450, wool and silk evening trousers, £765, and leather‑sole moccasins in black patent with horsebit detail, £450, all by Gucci. Ribbed cotton-blend socks, £18, by Pantherella
Harry (near right) wears velvet jacket with jacquard lining, £1,620, cashmere rib-knit cardigan, £715, velvet skinny 60s trousers, £505, all by Gucci. Velvet and leather Simkin shoe, £195, by Kurt Geiger. Ribbed cotton-blend socks, £18, by Pantherella. James (far right) wears Bister floral geometric evening jacket, £2,390, silk cardigan, £450, wool and silk evening trousers, £765, and leather‑sole moccasins in black patent with horsebit detail, £450, all by Gucci. Ribbed cotton-blend socks, £18, by Pantherella | Image: Thomas Cooksey
Velvet jacket, £1,960, silk trousers, £645, cotton kimono, £1,690, and astrakhan derby shoe, £2,990, all by Louis Vuitton. Ribbed cotton-blend socks, £18, by Pantherella
Velvet jacket, £1,960, silk trousers, £645, cotton kimono, £1,690, and astrakhan derby shoe, £2,990, all by Louis Vuitton. Ribbed cotton-blend socks, £18, by Pantherella | Image: Thomas Cooksey
Silk velvet evening gown, £4,140, by Bottega Veneta. Swarovski Crystal necklace, £650, by Butler & Wilson
Silk velvet evening gown, £4,140, by Bottega Veneta. Swarovski Crystal necklace, £650, by Butler & Wilson | Image: Thomas Cooksey
Renee wears silk-velvet Diane jacket, £2,950, silk-velvet Roland waistcoat, £1,100, silk‑velvet trousers, £1,490, and cotton shirt, £990, all by Ralph Lauren. Harry wears wool and velvet jacket, about £1,188, wool and velvet waistcoat, about £259, cotton shirt, about £218, wool and velvet trousers, about £305, and wool bow tie, about £144, all by Dolce & Gabbana
Renee wears silk-velvet Diane jacket, £2,950, silk-velvet Roland waistcoat, £1,100, silk‑velvet trousers, £1,490, and cotton shirt, £990, all by Ralph Lauren. Harry wears wool and velvet jacket, about £1,188, wool and velvet waistcoat, about £259, cotton shirt, about £218, wool and velvet trousers, about £305, and wool bow tie, about £144, all by Dolce & Gabbana | Image: Thomas Cooksey
Harry (far left) wears velvet coat, £1,515, cashmere poloneck, £500, feather gilet, £1,410, and velvet trousers, £250, all by Etro. James (near left) wears silk shirt, about £165, velvet jacket, about £484, and velvet trousers, about £355, all by Dries van Noten. Velvet belt, £195, by Giorgio Armani
Harry (far left) wears velvet coat, £1,515, cashmere poloneck, £500, feather gilet, £1,410, and velvet trousers, £250, all by Etro. James (near left) wears silk shirt, about £165, velvet jacket, about £484, and velvet trousers, about £355, all by Dries van Noten. Velvet belt, £195, by Giorgio Armani | Image: Thomas Cooksey
Velvet devoree coat, from a selection, about £6,000, and velvet bustier dress, from a selection, about £3,555, both by McQ Alexander McQueen. Velvet and metallic leather sandals, £595, by Jimmy Choo
Velvet devoree coat, from a selection, about £6,000, and velvet bustier dress, from a selection, about £3,555, both by McQ Alexander McQueen. Velvet and metallic leather sandals, £595, by Jimmy Choo | Image: Thomas Cooksey
Renee wears velvet gown with jet-beaded yoke and embroidered sleeves, £4,450, by Andrew Gn. Harry wears wool and cashmere trousers, £370, and velvet jacket, £915, by Trussardi. Cotton shirt, £295, by Alexander McQueen  
Renee wears velvet gown with jet-beaded yoke and embroidered sleeves, £4,450, by Andrew Gn. Harry wears wool and cashmere trousers, £370, and velvet jacket, £915, by Trussardi. Cotton shirt, £295, by Alexander McQueen   | Image: Thomas Cooksey
Animalier-printed velvet gown, £2,660, by Gucci
Animalier-printed velvet gown, £2,660, by Gucci | Image: Thomas Cooksey
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