Victoria Beckham A/W 2018
The designer presents a sophisticated texture-laden collection at James A Burden House
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.