FLOCKS AND VELVETS
The influence of velvet brings flocks bang up-to-date.
A magnetic attraction draws metallics and hirsutes together, giving rise to artificial velvets.
Hitherto limited to markings, now flocks are used to sheath chains or highlight the edges of buttons and labels with a warm, downy texture.
To underpin this idea of softness, these components combine with other cosy items such as chenille Petersham ribbon or needle-punched patches.