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Velvet Underground

Lindsey Thornburg's Debut Ready-to-Wear Collection

lindsey thornburg ready-to-wear collection!

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

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