Another day, another jam-packed schedule of Spring/Summer 2016 collections.
Now as a lover of all things monochrome, Victoria Beckham is a huge inspiration, minimalistic yet still so effective and to say I was excited to see her new collections would be an understatement.
With enviable front row seats, the Beckham clan presence was cut down to just two, David and Brooklyn, sat in their usual places next to Vogue editor Anna Wintour and her daughter Bee Shaffer.
The Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection included bright colours and tropical patterned dresses, mixed with minimalist pieces in a selection of fabrics, including suede and leather. Plaid, tailored jackets were partnered up with matching, loose trousers and simple, chunky footwear.
VB has injected a lightness and – in her own words -“carefree attitude” with soft shapes which have a alluring ease to them. Gently pleated silk skirts and flowing culottes (yay) in a red, brown and mid blue check have been finished with a chiffon boarder around sides and the bottom, lively red culottes have simple box pleated folds, there are lightweight, wide-cut leather tunic tops and skirts as well as colour blocked suede mini dresses with incised neck details. She really has thought of it all.
For those who need that structure in their style, she offered attractive bold gingham knitted midi length skirts, and not to forget Victoria still offers the body con dresses which she made her mark with in wider commercial collections. She also introduced her oversize ‘half moon’ shoulder bag which has Instagram gold written all over its clean lines.
This is certainly something new and exiting for the brand as patterns and the injection of print is something VB has only slightest touched on in the past, as she has honestly admitted herself she struggles with print in her day-to-day style and is usually something she avoids. But I think for anyone who has the same issue, this collection will be a real game changer!
Here’s an insight into the show: