Does Victoria Beckham’s S/S 16 collection suggest a buyout is on the cards?
By WGSN Insider

The rumours won’t go away and it’s not only buyers and fashion press tracking her show, but the investment community and newsdesks too

Sep 14, 2015
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Givenchy may have made the biggest headlines with Riccardo Tisci’s public access first-time-in-New-York show, but Victoria Beckham is being even more closely watched at the moment.

Why? Well, those rumours of a buyout just won’t go away so it’s not only buyers and fashion press tracking her show but the investment community and newsdesks, too. Oh, and don’t forget the celebrity hounds – Beckham can always guarantee plenty of paparazzi interest, especially when husband David and model son Brooklyn are perched front row.

So what did she offer for spring/summer 2016 to make her even more appealing to a potential buyer/investor? Plenty of colour and print in among her usual palette of print-free neutrals and monochrome.

Think pumpkin orange, rich blues and reds, plus oversized gingham check cuts diagonally, a surfer print (which one commentator said had “something of Warhol about it”), hibiscus flowers and key details like a single red pocket or blue neckband on a simple white dress. They appeared on their own or occasionally in a single look mash-up.

Beckham described it as “carefree” and “a very liberating collection”, unsurprising given she’s not known for her love of print.

But perhaps the key is this wasn’t a collection full of tightly wound dresses for ladies who lunch. It had the soft wearability of a line with much more expansion potential than her earlier collections and when it comes to being attractive to fashion conglomerates with deep pockets, that’s what counts.

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