The best of British at NYFW: Victoria Beckham

It is undoubted that the Olympics has left a wave of patriotism and pride throughout the country and although all our fashion eyes have been hooked on New York Fashion week, it has to be said that our very own British designers stood out like the red sole on a pair of Louboutins. Team Semple have been busy viewing the SS13 collections from our desks, picking our fashion favourites and runway errors. Amongst our wish list, there seems to have been a united decision as to which collection has stolen the show; and that is no other than Britain’s very own Victoria Beckham.

The first thing that caught our eye on the Beckham runway was the feet of the models. This year, the models of VB’s SS13 collection had their feet placed gracefully flat on the floor. That’s right, few models were seen in big block heels, which are signature to VB’s look. Instead, the fashion forward, mother of 4 worked with shoe extraordinaire, Manolo Blahnik to polish her collection with a range of gladiator sandals and monk-strap brogues. Bliss for the feet and fitting for the designs.

Victoria’s collection was in keeping with the core of her label, but the designs reflected a youthful muse. Mini skirts, pleats and block colours gave the designs a flirty and fun finesse, yet the structure of the garments were intact with Victoria’s signature tailored look, giving them an air sophistication. VB’s flair for youthful silhouettes continued through in her Victoria by Victoria Beckham collection. Light fabrics, dip-dye colour washes and free structures took to the runway and yet again, there wasn’t a single piece where we didn’t say, “I love that”. Contrastingly, these models added inches to their height in block wedges that look both comfortable and sensationally chic.

Aside from her beyond beautiful collections, Victoria is a caring mum, loyal wife and British rose. Breaking away from her adolescent ‘posh spice’ image, VB has come on leaps and bounds, making her own way in L.A, establishing her own name and above all, representing the hard working, dedicated nature of British women. Victoria, we salute you!

Marni Banks



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