Victoria Beckham A/W 2019 London Fashion Week Women’s

Victoria Beckham A/W 2019 London Fashion Week Women’s

Mood board: Victoria Beckham has had a busy week. We’ve had the announcement of an eponymous beauty line (after a successful collaboration with Estée Lauder) and her very own YouTube channel. Beckham is savvy and understands the reach this medium will have to fans of her fashion label and pop star-past alike. A live stream of her A/W 2019 show, held at the Tate Britain (and her second consecutive season in London following her S/S 2019 10th anniversary show) marked the YouTube channel’s debut.

Pops of scarlet, absinthe, Klein blue and lilac populated her luxurious collection, which offered a masterclass in soft 1970s draping and sharp tailoring. There were cascading fit and flare skirts which hit just below the knee, oversized skirt suits, houndstooth coats with chain details and sprinklings of sequins and blouses with neckerchief details (London’s most prominent microtrend, also see Symonds Permain and A.W.A.K.E Mode). There were new proportions here too, like snug Argyll knits layered over shirts with exaggerated collars.

Best in show: Beckham’s woman is smart and elegant. She dresses to look good, knows her fabrics, and has an executive-meets-evening élan. Patterns came courtesy of bourgeois chain prints tiled over draped silk blouses and dresses, incorporated into intarsia knits and embellished in sequins onto midi skirts. The fluffy and colourful Argyl sweaters and oversized chunky cardigans, added a laid back dimension, a dose of comfort amongst the most powerful pieces.

Finishing touches: ‘She’s proper but she’s definitely not prim,’ Beckham said of her woman, in the collection’s accompanying show notes. Flesh was notably absent here, but seductive second skin footwear came in the form of knee-high sock boots in leopard print, bright blue and lipstick red. A series of slick leather boots – a hybrid of a bow-detail pump and a knee high, had a pop-colour Guy Bourdin eroticism. §

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