View Photos Velvet: It’s worked wonders for rabbits, ropes, and romance.Add to that list Lindsey Thornburg — the LES designer meditates on the tactilely orgasmic (and currently trending) material in her first ready-to-wear collection, which launches today.Best known for her bespoke cloaks (inspired by a trip to Machu Picchu), Thornburg is spreading her bat wings to include dramatic pieces with just the right blend of Goth and boho (see: Frida Kahlo).With each piece, you’ll assume a new persona. You’ll feel at once ominous and elegant, like a Mary Shelley creation, in a tie-dyed number that skims the floor. Banish thoughts of the crushed velvet mock turtlenecks of your youth and embrace slinky minidresses with a nod to Sassy.Wearing an oxblood bubble coat you’ll feel like the heroine in a Merchant Ivory murder mystery set on the Orient Express; silk harem pants will make you the star of any downtown gallery opening.And whichever character you choose to be, you’re sure to be the best dressed.Available online at lindseythornburg.com, $300-$800. DailyCandy readers get 20 percent off through August 25 with code dailycandyfw2010 at checkout.Bookmark your favorite pieces in our gallery. Photo: Olivia Malone Up to 60% off RavonOne dress, fifteen looks — we’re not kidding. Each of Ravon’s one-size-fits-all jersey pieces (five in the whole line) transforms with a plunging neckline, cap sleeves, bandeau top, and more. Get yours at up to 60% off on Swirl.