Victoria Beckham

Pre – Fall 2018

 

This season, Victoria Beckham incorporated crystals into her accessories offering, making pendant necklaces and charms to suspend from belt loops or bags. “It’s very personal and something I believe in,” Beckham said. “I think it’s a nice touch.”

Among the other things she believes in for Pre-Fall are a chunky wool sweater in a mélange yarn worn with glossy burgundy leather pants, a lilac suede short-sleeved jacket and matching lilac suede flares, an emerald green bias-cut silk dress with a sexy open back, and an asymmetrical, off-the-shoulder dress tailored from navy men’s suiting material. Beyond those standouts, the impression was of a day-to-night wardrobe that’s super-luxurious but not ostentatious, and minimal but not severe by any stretch. While Beckham’s clothes aren’t trendy, they feel current nonetheless. That’s down to the proportions (see: the long, pooling trousers; the modest high necks), the emphasis on knits of all kinds, and to an unexpected, quite vivid palette that pairs mint with rust, as one example.

Speaking of goals, Beckham met a big one last month when she announced a new round of financing to the tune of $40 million. She says she’ll be zeroing in on her retail presence and e-commerce in 2018.

 

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Victoria Beckham

Spring Summer 2018

 

Beckham’s thinking on femininity has changed over the years, to be sure. She’s long since traded in her hourglass dresses and stilettos for tailoring and—even occasionally—flats, but lately she’s been feeling for clothes with a real sense of slouch. For every pencil skirt here, there was a midi-length kilt barely hanging off the model’s hips. She riffed on the pajama look, elevating her matching sets in a subtle but substantial floral jacquard. That said, the slim, tapered pants of her suits looked fresh and new, especially in a light shade of lilac accessorized with mint-color pumps and dark green earrings. Another interesting proposition: the almost-to-the-ankle-length skirt tailored at the waist like trousers.

 

The gossamer weight of Beckham’s silks reinforced what she said about delicacy, as did her prints—one of which reproduced a moiré pattern and another that was a photo print of assorted striped fabrics. But alongside delicacy this collection had whimsy, and that was more of a surprise. You saw it in the crushed ruffles of Pierrot collars, in a silver anklet dangling a charm, and in the red glitter mules that accompanied salmon-color pants. Your very own pair of ruby slippers.

 

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