Victoria Beckham S/S 2016

Victoria Beckham S/S 2016
(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Mood board: The Victoria Beckham woman might not strike you as a sporty type, but it was the focus on an ease of wear and carefree mobility that directed the designer's S/S 2016 collection. Full, billowing silhouettes such as drop-waisted skirts and below-the-knee culottes, along with pops of colour along necklines, gave the collection a jaunty, yet always elegant feel.

Finishing touches: Calling it 'a new approach that is fresh and liberating' in the collection's opening statement, Beckham drew inspiration from urban surf scenes for the season. Hooded zipped up tops (in leather of course), sports jackets (in silk) and clingy knitted dresses with seams accentuating the contours of the body brought new meaning to the term 'sports luxe'. An oversized handbag shape known as the 'half moon' - an elevated, messenger style almost - was also introduced, loosely slung over her models' shoulders.

Best in show: There was a superb mix of prints - boisterous picnic checks inserted between panels of white, florals interjected with plaids - that alternated with a restrained, art-like placement for maximum impact.

Victoria Beckham S/S 2016

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Victoria Beckham S/S 2016

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Victoria Beckham S/S 2016

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Victoria Beckham S/S 2016

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

INFORMATION

Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans

Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.