Victoria Beckham On Her Girl Power Collection
by Josh Newis-Smith
Girl power signs at the ready, ladies!
Victoria Beckham stuck to what she knows so well at New York Fashion Week: girl power. But this wasn't the girl power of 1997, the Victoria Beckham woman for Autumn/Winter 2017 is still a bad ass with heavy stomping boots but has now acquired a taste for tailoring and georgette dresses.
Speaking backstage after the show, exclusively to InStyle UK, Victoria told us that this is very much a uniform for now, given the current political context. A long-time supporter of feminism, next season's VB woman comes via classic tailored jackets but her flair for femininity – which is always apparent – appeared via chiffon dresses in bright red and sheer skirts.
Always her own brand's greatest ambassador, Victoria certainly gave us a taste of what was to come with her well-chosen outfits this week. Alas, there was no track pants with oversized tailored coats here, but instead we had a more lux approach to loungewear, namely the softest of knits.
Normally known for tight tailoring, this season's pairings of jumpers with flowing printed skirts (inspired by Paul Nash's retrospective at the Tate Britain) was a move away from a, "silhouette that is not body conscious, but conscious of the body. " The designer very much made a move away from show-stoppers and positioned herself as very much a ‘ready-to-wear brand,’ which were in pieces layered expertly together for the perfect seasonal uniform.
The clothes themselves weren't the only part of the VB brand to take on a new direction, her money-making bags cashed in on the newness, too. Inspired by her work with Estée Lauder, the designer unveiled a new vanity case, which was as hard and tough as its owner.
With her young daughter, Harper, sat front row with her father, David Beckham, and her three brothers, this was a very strong feminist message for all ages.
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