When I was at this season’s Intermezzo trade show last week, I had the chance to have a closer look at what’s new with Julien Jarmoune’s BLACK ORCHID for Fall 2011. And I was not disappointed. Velvet jeans, trouser cuts, more flares; to make it short, Black Orchid is not resting on its laurels, they are growing – growing – growing! I really love the Black Orchid’s velvet trouser jeans as I feel I can wear them for dressier occasions as well as for shopping around in Soho. Velvet is going to be the big thing for this coming season.