Beckham's fashion show allows no distractions
The tight ship Victoria Beckham seems to run at New York Fashion Week allowed her newest collection to sail smoothly down the runway Sunday morning.
NEW YORK (AP) — The tight ship Victoria Beckham seems to run at New York Fashion Week allowed her newest collection to sail smoothly down the runway Sunday morning.
For Beckham, there is no chaos or confusion. That goes for her small, insider-only runway show as well as the clothes she offers. She sticks to her vision: a chic, no-fuss approach to fashion.
The clothes are mostly black and white, and there is no adornment or embellishment. She does allow for the occasional pop of pink, which is impactful because of her restraint.
It's become the norm that David Beckham comes out a few moments before the show to shake a few hands, and then their toddler daughter Harper sits on his lap as the models go by. They, along with everyone else, get only a short peek at Victoria Beckham, who pops out for a quick wave — and stays away from the cameras.
Beckham evolves her aesthetic slowly, and seems not to jump on trends too quickly. The clean lines, looser shapes and affinity to mix-and-match opposites that have been popular during these previews for next spring were here, but all done with Beckham's stamp of clean sophistication.
She turned out slim Bermuda shorts paired with rounded-shoulder coats, and sheer organza track jackets. A tunic-length, slip-style top with a little bounce at the bottom was worn with cropped trousers, and some of the best dresses were inspired by the waistband of a man's trouser.
"Exploring new proportions has allowed me to further develop my silhouette and I have set boyish elements against a sense of femininity that is manifested through the use of lines, waves and textured overlays," Beckham wrote in her notes.
There was a little flounce to some of the short skirts, and some had patches of pleats.
"What became most important to me was to convey a feeling of balance across the collection — there is a sense of fluidity set against graphic structures and this, together with the merging of boy and girl sensibilities are key to my aesthetic for spring/summer," she said.
Subscribe to Simply Chic | Friend us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Find us on Pinterest
Bing: Victoria Beckham clothing line
More Simply Chic...
Harper Beckham sits front row with dad David at Fashion Week
What’s being done about the lack of diversity on the runway?
Preview of spring styles at New York Fashion Week
beauty tips and style advice
Famous brides may have access to elite designers that most of us can only dream of, but we can all delight in the statements they make on their big days. In honor of the pending nuptials of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, let's take a look at some recent and past famous gorgeous gowns.
From pretty pastels to bold brights and cool textures, up your #ManicureMonday game with spring's top nail polish trends!
Even if everyone at school will be rocking their most festive shades of emerald on March 17, you don't want to end up looking like a Leprechaun in head-to-toe green.
Neutral tones and beautiful metallics were a huge trend on the Oscars red carpet. And we saw so many dresses that would be exceptionally beautiful walking down the aisle. Here are our favorites!
Sorry, winter, we’re way over you. It’s time to refresh your look for spring with bold lippies, fun nail art and major brows—here's how to rock the hottest new trends, just like these stylish celebs!
Time to say buh-bye to the same old, played-out 'dos. Celebrity stylist Jen Atkin tells you how to update these 7 classic hairstyles for spring.
How to dress your baby bump.
Things we learned backstage at the fall 2014 runway shows: Bold brows aren’t going anywhere, bright green can actually look subtle, and glitter is amazing almost anywhere (within reason). Here, our favorite makeup looks of the season so far.
The fall runways showcased a broad range of hairstyles—braids, buns, ponytails, and even wigs. But there were unifying themes, too: A pervasive sense of ease; experimentation with texture; and an apparent belief that anything goes.
It's not always about the ladies of style. Check out these fashion icons.
Do you hear that? It's the sound of hundreds of cover bands beginning to tune their guitars and trying to remember the lyrics to "Shout." Ladies and gentlemen (but mostly ladies), it's nearly wedding season.
So, it hasn’t snowed in nearly a week—does that mean it’s summer yet? Well, almost. But alas, just because you’re confident setting aside your trusty Sorel boots unfortunately doesn’t mean you get to hop right into an itsy-bitsy-teenie-weenie yellow polka dot bikini just yet. Unless, of course, you’re headed somewhere tropical in the next few weeks (lucky you!) and really do need to stock up on sexy swimsuits right now.