Today’s Victoria Beckham show in London marked a rather momentous occasion for the designer’s story: Ten years in the fashion industry and her position has never looked stronger.
It’s been a fast and furious few weeks (her Vogue cover shoot and Juergen Teller campaign have notched up countless column inches), but let’s just take a moment to consider how much has happened across a decade. Not only did VB work tirelessly to win over an initially sceptical fashion pack of non-believers (how times have changed!), but she’s also been creating four collections a year. She’s introduced numerous must-haves, launched a beauty line with Esteé Lauder, a sportswear collab with Reebok, stores across the globe… The list goes on.
This morning, we all had a reminder of why things have worked out so well for Beckham: She creates clothes for a modern, smart, put-together kind of woman like herself. This hasn’t been a case of throwing money and weight around, though. Beckham crafts an aesthetic and puts the legwork into quality products with flattering fits.
Effortless, billowing fabrics cut into simple, clean lines paired with classic items like trench coats are given the star treatment via giant handbags and gold shoes (these really called out to the magpie in me, and I predict they’ll be popular). The range felt like it could suit so many different styles. Beckham’s pieces are often a sign of our times. (Remember how she started out with body-con styles? It seems dated now, but at the time, this silhouette was entirely de riguer.) One particular new trouser style caught my eye: skinny flares with a split at the front of the hem. Keep scrolling to see the key looks from Victoria’s anniversary show.