The feeling of duality truly stood out in Victoria Beckham’s show at London Fashion Week. Audiences carefully watched dignified and modern young women make their way through the marble grandeur of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office within Whitehall, the heart of British government. The women marched through Whitehall in properly tailored suiting, accompanied by heavy metal riffing off elegant jazz. At every turn, there seemed to be a nod to different sets of dualities: femininity in a masculine space, women in suits, heavy metal and jazz.
And there was a strange color mix, a strong vibrant color selection. Neutrals like pecans and various shades of taupe and tan were punctuated with tiny pops of bright purples and greens and citrine yellow. All of it felt so fresh because the pairings felt a little odd.
There was also a duality in the vigorous dialogue between the masculine, neutrally toned coats, jackets and pants and flagrantly feminine cascades of ruffles that seems to dance around the women as they walked. It was as if each look expressed a subtle, sophisticated dynamic, compounded in a single outfit. For example, navy pinstripes and ice pink ruffles, or the oversized ivory tux with a spill of matching silk at the throat.
The intense colors and bold prints pit against haute bourgeois restraint and discretion, in very British tailoring is something that we are all coming to understand as quintessential for the VB brand.
Above all, it felt like a very complete collection. Perhaps, the most complete Beckham has offered to-date since the brand launched almost a decade ago in 2008. Everyone loves a good mix, a juxtaposition, and a fresh vibe and there was plenty of it at Beckham’s show this London Fashion Week.
Watch The Full Show
Behind the Scenes Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2020
Victoria Beckham is wearing The Classic Shirt & Victoria Trouser Helen Mirren is wearing Slim Shirt Snakeskin & Pleated Snake Print Midi Skirt
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