The issue that velvet has made it’s comeback with domineering and bossy fashion should be briefly analysed from an anthropological point of view directly relative to the species:
What motivates a normal average person to wear velvet?
I don’t know, I think there’s a thousand valid reasons to oppose the use of velvet, for example, despite it’s appearance, it’s as warm as a €9.90 acrylic jumper, if you were to run whilst wearing a pair of velvet pants you could create a powerful electrostatic charge and generate a fields worth of sparks useful for New Years Eve, as well as generating the same amount of heat as a gas stove, or worse, people could exchange you for an extra on the set of Starsksy & Hutch.
This list could be endless.
Instead, I would like to set aside this 70s mania, forget the bell-bottom pants and remove the various shades of brown associated with such things.
I like velvet when used outside of the 70s trend. And I like it on just about everything: shoes, blazers, skirts, tops, coats and bags.