Victoria Beckham can do no wrong in our eyes, as her new collection for Autumn and Winter proves. Featuring tailored pieces that are layered and structured, with ease of wear in mind,
Victoria Beckham has done what many designers fail to do when it comes to creating new collections, and that is, design a range that women can actually wear.
So she has ditched the overtly girlie and feminine dresses with pretty Peter Pan collars and ditzy cloud prints, but we really don’t mind about that, as it is coming into Autumn and Winter now, and the focus is on wear-ability and function.
And this is where Victoria has really excelled. I looked through her new collection and I can honestly say that there wasn’t one item that I would not happily wear. And how often does that happen?
It’s like buying a new album from your favourite artist, you can’t possibly love every track on the CD? But Victoria has pulled off the impossible in my eyes.
She explained after her catwalk show in London: “I’m really excited about this collection, it’s effortlessly cool and easy and we’ve developed a lot of textures, it looks like there’s a lot of layers.
The idea is that you don’t have to think about it. It looks like two pieces – jumpers and skirts – but it’s just one piece and you can just zip yourself up and off you go.”
There are so many different items to love about her new collection, but the basic details that stand out are the beautiful colours, charcoal greys mixing with burnt orange, midnight blacks and navy and burgundies.
Then you have the differing textures that bring the colours alive, so there are satins and leathers that add sparkle and shine. We like the addition of multi-belts to give the dresses extra oomph. And the tuxedo dress is a mark of a true genius.
It seems that Victoria is much more settled in herself and has a quiet confidence now that she did not possess when she first started out a couple of years ago.
She does not feel the need to shout her creations from the rooftops, rather lets them do the talking in a subtle way, and she admitted that this time, she definitely had a person in mind when she was designing: “I feel like the Victoria, Victoria Beckham girl this season is an engaged intellectual with a sense of humour.
She can wear anything with aplomb yet she chooses the simplicity of a dress. She marches rather than walks, she drinks espresso, and she devours books and art and film. And she is subversively sexy without trying. I’d like to meet her…”
And just to emphasise the point, gone are the skyscraping heels, instead they have been replaced with sensible, but sexy boots and mid heels, a true departure for Victoria.
Here are two of our favourite dresses from the Victoria Beckham range, but you can see them all at VictoriaBeckham.com
Printed Collarless Shirt – £685.00
A collarless burgundy silk-crêpe shirtdress in burgundy
This is sure to be an autumn staple in many ladies wardrobes, and expect to see on a few celebrities as well. With a graphic in-house ‘girl print’ motiff, this long-sleeved shirtdress is made from burgundy silk-crêpe and includes a concealed button stand with a snap closure at the front, a hidden cuff placket and a subtle men’s shirt finish hem.
ls Sleeve Laser Cut Frame Dress – £925.00
A long-sleeved sequined dress in blue and black
Our absolute favourite of all the dresses, a long-sleeved, crew-neck dress featuring fabulous oversized iridescent blue sequin panels which are set under laser-cut black overlays. There is a glossy waistband and hem detail, and Victoria’s signature exposed metal-tooth zip runs through the back of the dress.
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