NEW YORK — There were lots of stripes, muted colors and sleek looks as Victoria Beckham presented her spring/summer collection, which she says is a redefinition of her line.
Beckham had her show in a cathedral-like hall off of Wall Street – an apropos setting for her clothes, which looked like they were designed for a stockbroker looking for something that was glamourous, sexy – but still workplace appropriate.
In general, she would do well with Beckham’s collection, which, save for a few pink floral outfits including a shirt dress, had a bit of a conservative tone. In a palette that mostly ranged from tan to taupe and black, with accents of white or an occasional maroon, there were sleek solid coats of varying lengths, boxy dresses, and pantsuits. But of course, being Beckham’s line, they were not exactly traditional; there was a long coatdress with a red belt, a white accent stripe at the bottom and an asymmetrical design that made for a clever, one-breasted panel. One black dress had cut-out, exposed shoulders, and other coats and dresses had cutouts that showed off sharp shoulder blades and miniscule waists. There were also sweater dresses and long layered skirts.
Notables in the audience: husband David Beckham and Anna Wintour.
In describing her line, Beckham said the launch of her new retail space in London had made her redefine her clothes with “the idea of creating an eclectic uniform in the form of an exact, yet wearable wardrobe that embodies the evolution of the collection.”