This season there is a shift in the Victoria, Victoria Beckham girl. She is no longer overtly feminine but has a new androgynous feel. She’s put together yet stripped back – technical fabric developments and hidden construction details are deceptively simple.
Boy meets girl as masculine tailoring elements sit within a utilitarian uniform mood while a modern take on materials such as sequins set under laser cut overlays set a playfultone. It is the use of new fabrics such as the treated wool named tech poodle, and compact jersey that intensify the experimental feel that underlies the collection.
In the quest for the ultimate nonchalant chic, top and skirt combinations feature hidden vests that ensure a perfect fit and fall of a dress, while in other styles volumes are cinched and fabrics are bonded to offer shine and contrast within perfect silhouettes.
Monochrome black and white, grey and navy feature heavily while berry colours, and copper lift the palette.
‘I feel like the Victoria, Victoria Beckham girl this season is an engaged intellectual with a sense of humour. She can wear anything with aplomb yet she chooses the simplicity of a dress. She marches rather than walks, she drinks espresso, and she devours books and art and film. And she is subversively sexy without trying. I’d like to meet her…’ – Victoria Beckham
The Victoria Beckham fashion label represents modern luxury, comprised of the Ready-to-Wear, Denim, Eyewear, Accessories and Victoria, Victoria Beckham collections. All are conceived by Victoria and developed at her studio in London with the same aspirational, chic and refined aesthetic that is at the heart of Victoria’s creative vision. Launched in September 2008 to great acclaim at New York Fashion Week, Victoria Beckham Ready-to-Wear is handmade in the United Kingdom and stocked internationally by the world’s best fashion stores.
Following the launch of Ready-to-Wear, the Victoria Beckham Denim, Eyewear, Accessories and Victoria, Victoria Beckham collections were each added to the label. These collections continue to grow and evolve each season – introducing new directional styles and colour-ways that both embrace and represent Victoria’s own personal style. The Accessories and Eyewear collection are both expertly hand crafted in Italy and feature unique artisanal details.
Across every collection the Victoria Beckham label represents only the finest in design, fabrication, material, and construction.
By Ong Chin Huat