Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2016: Graphic, fluid and carefree
By Lizzy Bowring

The British designer is in a good place and this was reflected in a clean collection with an urban surf vibe. WGSN’s Catwalks Director Lizzy Bowring gives her unique perspective on the show

Sep 14, 2015

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Victoria Beckham has fast become a name in her own right – a fashion darling with a loyal following. One cannot help but love her inimitable style, even when she steps out of her comfort zone of body conscious forms. The “crossing and connecting of different experiences” and a carefree attitude prevailed throughout along with semblances of a South African sojourn.

While clothes centred on an easy silhouette, the show began with a vignette of oversized ginghams on knitted dresses, creatively deconstructed to follow the body, quickly followed with a brilliant display of colour, youthful prints and street style pieces. Hibiscus flowers, an image of a surfer and windowpane checks were worked into a graphic collage that although vivid, was “Beckham subtle”.

The show continued with loose chiffon dresses, gently pleated silk skirts and culottes in soft fluid shapes. Lightweight, leather tunic tops and skirts as well as colour blocked suede mini dresses completed a beautiful lineup. Beckham is in a “good place” and her collection reflected just that.

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Theme: A carefree attitude, a sense of clean city ease and an urban surf scene.

Key items: Bomber jacket, slip dress, pleated midi-length skirt, suede pullover, low “V” neck top, pleated culottes, leather tunic tops, suede mini dress,

Colour: Pumpkin orange, claret, black, white, neutral, electric blue, rust red.

Print and pattern: Gingham, surfer on a wave, windowpane checks, hibiscus florals.

Trims and materials: Leather, suede, silk crepe, knits, chiffon.

Footwear and accessories: Flatform strappy sandals, “half moon” shoulder bag.


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