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Item of the day: Miami Velvet Fabric

As it is the month of luxury, the HL team is forever scouting new finds that remind us of luxe living. Seeing that velvets are the symbol of luxury in our fabric books, we've handpicked some prints from the latest collection by Zinc Textile, named the Miami collection. And rightly so. Its bold patterns and bright colours give that immediate poolside glamour feel, while the geometrics offer a touch of 1960s Op Art. Our personal favourite is the Speedster fabric (pictured far right in image 1 and covering the table in image 2). Its checkered pattern and funky blue hues offer a fun optical illusion. Lapidus, featuring the ‘sketched’ urban skyline, is also rather eye-catching and is named after the architect Morris Lapidus who was responsible for designing much of Miami. The velvets in the Miami collection are accompanied by striped silks, sultry sateens and small-scale geometrics for maximum effect. They're the perfect addition to your home if you're going for an opulent, yet playful look. Get these statent fabrics locally via The Fabric Library or contact them on 011-265-9050 (Joburg) or 021-761-3044 (Cape Town).