New York Fashion Week: Victoria Beckham SS16

 

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With Brooklyn and David Beckham perched next to Anna Wintour on the front row Victoria Beckham’s latest collection was again inspired by family life and, in her words, finding the balance between living on either side of the Atlantic; “I think I’ve found the balance between living in London, spending time in LA and being in New York as well. You can see that influence throughout the collection. There is an urban, surf feel to certain things,” the designer told The Telegraph.

The collection showed a shift in style once again for Beckham, with her last collection presenting us with a brighter colour palette containing flashes of orange and yellow mixed between structured tailoring and her signature zipped fitted dresses. This solidity from her last collection has been swiftly changed into a much more light and carefree attitude with softer, more fluid shapes worn with ease. Wide-cut leather tunics tops and skirts, softly pleated skirts and flowing culottes in a covetable red, brown and blue check with a contrasting border for extra edge.

She showed some incredible bold gingham knitted midi length skirts and dresses which fall incredibly close to the body while not restricting any movement. Deep V necks slit to the naval was an obvious trend throughout the show and although not for everyone, Beckham’s ability to create the designs so close to the body made the pieces look incredibly intricate and somewhat vintage.

Beckham’s recent trip to Africa was an obvious influence for the printed pieces which the designer tends to avoid, she is more known for her minimalism, worked incredibly well and were certainly not out of place. The designer telling The Telegraph that “we haven’t done huge amounts of print before so I’m excited about that,” with a mix of screen and digital printing the clashing colours of blue and yellow really stood out against the black tailored coats as well as printed tees tucked into pleated culottes.

This collection was the perfect step away from her usual designs; fitted silhouettes, short dresses and evening wear seem a thing of the past – instead of towering heels we saw backless loafers and in contrast to bustiers satin necklines and dresses were shown. The clothes scream expensive and luxurious and seem extremely grown up – perhaps in reflection of Beckham’s incredible rise to the top within the industry.

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