The month of September is a monumental time for many; the start of the school or university year, the arrival of a new clothing season and for some the Christmas countdown begins. For fashion designers and fashion followers across the world it means New York Fashion Week and an insight as to what we may find ourselves wearing in Spring/Summer 2012.
It is Victoria Beckham’s latest collection that we have all been eagerly awaiting and it does not disappoint. Just two months ago Victoria gave birth to Harper Seven and with three other children to look after, it is unbelievable what Victoria has managed to achieve. With Victoria’s catwalk scheduled at 10am on September 11th, it wasn’t the best timing as much focus was on Barack Obama leading the remembrance service at ground zero for all those that lost their lives ten years ago. Guests were advised to arrive early and silences were respected at the times of the two attacks at 9.59am and 10.03am, with the show beginning soon after.
I was glad to see Victoria’s ever-present ladylike signature style, with midi length garments and cleverly constructed dresses that flatter the female figure. However, there were many fresh twists with the collection boasting a sleek, sporty style, with oversized jackets, parkas and plenty of exposed zips. Details such as drop-waist dresses reflect tennis attire and racer necklines, combined with leather baseball caps and flat shoes giving this collection a sporty feel.
The collection consists of two distinctive colour palettes cleverly entwined creating an innovative look. The first palette consists of neutral creams and whites with hints of futuristic greys and metallics. The second range of colours features navy and blacks with injections of bold oranges.
Victoria herself wore a pink and black bubble hem dress with black-heeled Louboutin ankle boots for the show, which took place at a public New York library. The dress is from her more affordable diffusion line ‘Victoria by Victoria Beckham.’
This fashion collection could finally allow Victoria Beckham to be taken seriously as a fashion designer and stop being referred to as a ‘popstar-turned fashion designer.’
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Images courtesy of: mirror.co.uk