7 hours ago | By Nigel Taylor
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New York: Posh and pretty frocks with a seriously polished look took the runway at the Victoria Victoria Beckham show, set to a soundtrack by LL Cool J, “Going Back to Cali”. California street style has been a key inspiration for this line, giving it a sense of nonchalance and fresh feminine attitude. This season, along with all of the leggy bell-shaped minis, it was refreshing to see some structured knee-length skirts and dresses. A sense of humor came in with fluffy bud prints, bird motifs and heart-shaped details, while safari-inspired styles in crisp cotton defined a sportier approach to the collection. There were also several cute photo-printed shift dresses and guipure lace retro styles. Oversized plexiglass bangles added a much-needed edge to the collection, as did Walter Steiger platform shoes. — Celia Ingesson
Silhouette: Bell-shaped / Slim / Mini / Waist focus
Color: Taupe / Sky blue / Powdery pink / Mint / Khaki beige / White / Black
Key Items: Bell-shaped mini in print/ Safari dress / Guipure lace shirt-dress
Materials: Guipure lace / Cotton poplin / Silk organza / Silk crepe
Print + Pattern: Watercolor print / Cloud print / Birds / Flowers / Placement prints / Big dots
Details + Trim: Color blocking / Studs / Metal Zips / Embroidery / Patch pockets / Pleats / Contrast borders at waist and necklines / Sheer layering
Accessories + Footwear: Large plexiglass (acrylic) bracelets in smoked, clear and grey shades / Cross body sporty hand bags/ Carryall with contrast lining / Ankle-strap open toe platform / Low cut lace-up open-toe platform
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