Angela Beck is one busy gal. She owns Pomegranate Inc., for which she travels the world and sources beautiful textiles to create tabletop linens, accessories and clothing for her web site. She is also the mother of five children and lives with her husband in Kentucky on a well-known, Thoroughbred-breeding farm. And then there’s Becken, the ready-to-wear collection she oversees that’s now in its third season and entirely made in New York (except for the knitwear).
Her spring offering was polished yet unfussy — pieces that could easily take you from the office to dinner with friends. Design director Ling Cheung worked primarily in a palette of French blue, black and white to create chic, poplin tops, most noteworthy the spliced V-neck that draped effortlessly off the body. Cheung also worked fil coupe in a Hawaiian-print shirt, sand-washed silk pinstripe cropped trousers with a front slit, and a transparent striped tank with side slits that was worn over a check-print cotton slipdress with arched seams. Japanese denim was also a favorite, seen in a boxy jacket with vintage-inspired buttons and side slits, as well as cropped jeans. All were effortlessly chic looks that would be perfect additions to a busy woman’s wardrobe.