Simple, ladylike elegance was the key-note for the second show by Victoria Beckham whose polished collection will be adored by fans of the feminine yet professional feel that’s so now. Some may say deconstructed yet these pieces are carefully constructed. Here the female form is flattered without being flaunted. With a colour palette of navy, black, tangerine and sand, perfect for complementing that even sun-tan, the only orange tint on this ladies skin is the upbeat citrus on her dress or bag. Latex thin, black leather boots clung all the way up to the thigh while skirts were mini or pencil shaped. Luxurious yet casual jackets that borrowed elements from sportswear, a drawstring here, a hood there, had sleeves that stopped at the forearm. One can imagine Mrs Beckham wearing all of these dresses and, as her coherent clothing line doubtlessly continues to win critical praise, this will extend to women the world over. When Madonna approached thirty-five many wondered how a modern popstar sartorially approaches growing up. Victoria Beckham’s brand has turned this stage of womanhood into a delight.
(words: Sarah Hay)