Now entering her 14th season, designer Victoria Beckham is enjoying her seventh year in the business. At her show held at the Cunard Building during New York Fashion Week, VB’s brood David, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper were sandwiched between Suzy Menkes and Anna Wintour. Fashion’s high flyers mingled with the Beckham brood. Other than the well dressed front row, the collection captivated. Dresses and drapery were the collections starting points.
The daywear we were treated with was given abstract fix-up thanks to the large buttons and the drapery. When I hear drapery I think of curtains. When I think of drapery in the same sentence as Victoria Beckham, my interest is piqued. The opening look was a sensual black dress with a deep yet not overtly sexy V-neck with a side drape and two buttons. The collection progressed and featured sweaters, and tops that were bunched up and draped gracefully. Double breasted fur coats with large shoulders were worn by models at the start. Then a tangerine day coat made its way down the runway accompanied by tan boots. An army green short coat worn as a dress, a unique empire fit and flare coat, was a sublime number which I can easy picture Beckham in.
Some outfits were given complexity. Look 25 was a mixture of materials - wool, silk an animal skin of sorts. The high neck dress was similar to a toned down version in Look 27, which featured an all black cap sleeved bodice. I can’t say I liked these two looks. I think they are too befuddling in a collection which such simplistic and fluid yet quirky aspects. The final look was also a delve into the avant-garde for the brand. A white cap sleeved bunched up top paired with a silver flurry of material skirt.
With a successful commercial aspect of her namesake brand, Victoria Beckham has yet again added something refreshing and new, yet maintaining that classic VB sexy and luxurious vibe. This collection will be a hit among customers on e-commerce and in her new flagship store on Dover Street in London. Utilitarianism is key at Victoria Beckham. This season it was done with a mildly abstract flare.
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