Fashion Week Review | Victoria Beckham
Experimental seemed to be the order of the day for Victoria Beckhams Fall '23 collection, held in Paris over the weekend. Experimental in multiple senses too - her aesthetic, the construction techniques, the styling. The fashion pack has long championed Beckham as hitting her sartorial stride, and she seems to continue her winning streak season after season, adoringly presided over by her tight-knit family unit in the front row.
This season was no different in the gold-medal stakes. Has Beckham become the new Phoebe Philo?
Her bodycon dresses of the mid '00s are (almost) long forgotten as she presents look after look of elevated clothing modern women seemingly long to wear.
The first variation on the distinct VB codes was a relaxation of sorts. Billowing skirts of multiple colours with a hint of bohemia, posh though it was. Feathers adorned maxi dresses and suits of impeccable tailoring, whilst SS'23s inside look at the construction of a garment took a step further, with pattern lines and exposed labels making considered appearances here and there. The season key jacket - the oversized blazer - was given this subtle treatment too. Red carpet dressing successfully blended familiar looks with unfamiliar detail, recognisable evening silhouettes with avant-garde wire-bound hems.
The standouts were undeniably VB. A cream jersey mini cinched and draped to perfection, a long line tailored coat that quietly screamed the words 'quality' and 'forever' and the now trademark accessories reimagined XL version of beloved styles. Knitwear too was sensational and we can easily see Beckham leaving Claridges in a few of these.
Left in the immaculately manicured hands of VB, September's exploratory wardrobe looks to be the perfect fit indeed and frankly, we can't wait.
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