When your design methods are already scaled back, it’s easy to succumb to the pitfalls of scaling back too far and ending up with looks that err on the side of boring and/or predictable, but Victoria Beckham did the opposite, injecting vigor into her signature minimalist aesthetic. Fall/Winter 2015 affords Beckham the chance to improve upon the framework she’s built over the last six years, and she meets the challenge with aplomb, turning lithe silhouettes into sexy shapes that are more relaxed and wearable than ever before.
It begins with a simple dress in jet-black wool, tailored to skim the curves of the body, with hips amplified by elegant folded fabric that adds a forgiving dimension to the restrictive silhouette. Beckham continues to drape and fold lush wool dresses, dress-coats, and knitwear in ways that push fluidity and comfort to the forefront. Winning looks include a marbled gray coat with a stiff, high collar, saffron gauchos finished with double-button closures, a sleeveless turtleneck dress with tiny cutouts on either side of the waist, a sculpted ivory chenille dress, and a stunning series of deconstructed skirts comprised of patchworked fabric. Given the plush, inviting nature of her bulky knitwear, the collection is surprisingly sultry, infused with artful touches that cast a charming spell over the proceedings.
Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree