Runway Report: Victoria Beckham

Channeling the androgynous minimalism of the 1990’s, Victoria Beckham’s collection for Spring 2014 was all about comfort, silhouette, and the merging of femininity with a boyish edge. Think slip dresses, loose jackets, and white oxfords – all cut in such a way that implies masculinity, yet still retains a female sensuality – as if you borrowed your boyfriends button down, but then had it tailored.

Geometric accents and pleated hems – of both shirt and skirt – were shown throughout Beckham’s primarily black and white collection, with touches of fuchsia, slate grey and maroon to add a bit of color. The skirts were a particular standout, done with an asymmetric exposed underpleat – a touch that added just the right amount of movement to the collection’s clean and structured silhouettes. Beckham’s knack for hitting just the right note of the ever evolving look of chic yet sexy was perhaps most apparent in this collection. Instead of soaring hemlines and plunging necklines, it was the movement of fabric over the body, the flip of a pleat over the thigh, and the effortlessness of it all that translated sensuality. It’s also what spoke to Beckham’s versatility as a designer. “It’s everything I want to wear”, she explained. So do we.

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