Although Victoria Beckham said that fall was not an extension of her boy-meets-girl spring theme, she still continued to flirt with a boyish charm this season, and delightfully so. She opted for silhouettes that were long and lean, but the news was in the details. Terrific tailored coats, like the white one that opened the show, were chicly held together by a gold chain at the waist. These looks were mannish in front but their pleated backs gave them a lovely soft counterpoint. Beckham repeated the adornments throughout on a similar coatdress, a casual top and several shift dresses.

Much of the collection was clean in color — i.e., black or white — which the designer balanced with unexpected touches. Intarsia on sweaters and a swirly motif on a pleated black skirt that peeked out from under a coatdress added an abstract, although familiar, pattern.

The pants were rendered either slim or slouchy. The latter, especially when teamed with flats, created a relaxed vibe. As for the red-and-black tweed coat with large collar and lapels, it was inspired by a Sixties original. Beckham’s version had a vintage sense of cool — something that was new and refreshing for the designer.

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus