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Show Report: Victoria Beckham S/S 17 Womenswear

by Kiki Georgiou on 12 September 2016

Kiki Georgiou reports on the Victoria Beckham S/S 17 womenswear show.

Kiki Georgiou reports on the Victoria Beckham S/S 17 womenswear show.

There’s been a lot of talk around the meaning of the term ‘luxury’ lately and what could it possibly stand for today. For some it’s time, for others it remains exclusivity, or at the very least the illusion of it. In her show this morning, Victoria Beckham made the case that luxury for a designer these days is being comfortable with shutting out the noise and doing your thing. No attention-grabbing gimmicks here - after all, who needs a celeb-filled front row when you’re one yourself and your husband, dutifully present, is David Beckham? She was very convincing and it looked very comfortable indeed.

Luxury for Beckham’s customers is the knowledge they’re buying something that cannot be cheaply copied. Fabrics were treated so that satin came washed, velvet crushed, and leather micro-pleated. Good luck to those attempting to reproduce that colour palette of tangerine orange and amethyst purple, seafoam and mint green. It was great to see Beckham feel confident enough to send out a purple crushed velvet tank top with an elasticated hemline and matching skirt, paired with roomy canvas boots, or match messenger bags to their outfit so they completely blended in and could be mistaken for a pocket. Luxury is carrying a bag so light it’s empty but matches your outfit. The sleek trouser suits stole the show as did the tangerine dress with a black bra detail and frill-trimmed straps. You could picture Beckham herself wearing either outfit and easily imagine them in your wardrobe too. Now, that is something.

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