Victoria Beckham A/W 2018

The designer presents a sophisticated texture-laden collection at James A Burden House

Models can be seen utilitarian outerwear, including fastened trench coats and button-up leather shirts
Victoria Beckham A/W 2018.
(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Scene setting: To commemorate the tenth anniversary of her label, Victoria Beckham chose a new venue to give her latest collection a fresh perspective. The James A Burden House, a landmarked Italian Renaissance style mansion on the Upper East Side just opposite the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design museum, proved to be the right place. With its ornamental spiral staircase, exquisite plasterwork and classically painted ceiling, the building’s intricate interior emphasised the clean construction and refined design of the collection’s pieces.

Best in show: Beckham gravitated towards a multi-layered and multi-textured look this season. Waists on coats and dresses were neatly cinched in, while shoulders were slightly emphasised to cut a strong figure. The use of crushed pleats, asymmetrical cuts and floral patterns imbued garments with an elegant femininity. Paired with masculine square-toed slingbacks and flat brogues in embossed leather, this truly was a portrait of the modern day woman.

Sound bite: ‘These clothes embrace the contours of the female form, echoing the design aesthetic that I originally started with. Here, a decade on, it is strong — presented in a new elevated and evolved form for my woman today,’ the designer stated.

Models are seen wearing thick-knit sweaters and outerwear, matched with a large vibrant duvet bag

Victoria Beckham A/W 2018.

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Models are dressed in feather-like prints and textured outerwear

Victoria Beckham A/W 2018.

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Models wearing square-toe mules in a dark brown crocodile print

Victoria Beckham A/W 2018.

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Models can be seen wearing neutral toned co-ords, fastened with thick wrap belts and paired with small accessory holders

Victoria Beckham A/W 2018.

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Hannah Silver joined Wallpaper* in 2019 to work on watches and jewellery. Now, as well as her role as watches and jewellery editor, she writes widely across all areas including on art, architecture, fashion and design. As well as offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, Hannah is interested in the quirks of what makes for a digital success story.