Didn't AnnD (SS12 ? or smthg) use massive amount of velvet-ish shit ? That collection looked like HA lite but the pajamas volumes made it work, somewhat. It's always tight pants with Ackermann though, to much lament, all the more tragic when you see his recent womenswear collections.
And I feel like velvet is maybe the shittiest fabric you could work with, almost always ends up looking like crap and cheap and not that pleasing to wear. The only velvet stuff I can recall looking ok was when Branquinho did it and only because she heavily referenced the 70s. Outside of that context it's automatically sleazebag material or quirky/thrift prep à la Wes Anderson/Band of Outsiders etc. Not in my palazzo.