On Sunday morning, my first presentation was the Victoria Beckham Fall 2013 show.
Following her exciting foray into separates for Spring 2013, we were all eagerly anticipating which direction she would go next.
We saw British heritage materials, such as tweed, plaid and herringbone, knits (for the first time), more chic separates, and fewer signature fitted dresses, which made room for dresses with slightly looser silhouettes with keyhole or draped detailing.
Updating the ‘Le Smoking’ jacket, Victoria produced a tuxedo with satin lapels and slash sleeves to make it more cape-like; I expect to see VB wearing this several times – both the dress and jacket.
As with each season, you can feel the growth and confidence within Victoria’s designs.
In the past, we’ve seen the likes of Selita Ebanks and Blake Lively wear Victoria’s dresses.
This collection feels like it was made for the likes of Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Gemma Arterton, Helen Hunt, Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard and Jessica Chastain – powerful A-listers who want to look chic and sexy at the same time.
Manolo Blahnik created the kitten-heel booties which I’m sure will also be a huge hit.
Models carried Victoria Beckham’s bags in the same manner we have seen the designer herself carry them.
The best tweet after the Victoria Beckham show came from Hugh Wright, who said “Anyone who still thinks @victoriabeckham isn’t a serious designer, ask Anna Wintour, Suzie Menkes & Jefferson Hack”.
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Front Row: David Beckham and Anna Wintour
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Those listed above.
Favourites: Look 12 and Look 17