A mannequin presents a creation at the Victoria Beckham catwalk present throughout London Fashion Week in London, Britain, February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
February 16, 2020
LONDON (Reuters) – Victoria Beckham selected black clothes paired with distinctive belts and chunky thigh-high platform boots for a group she characterised as a “gentle rebellion” at London Fashion Week on Sunday.
The previous Spice Woman pop star turned designer, who has additionally launched a magnificence line, opened her present with a collection of black mid-length clothes, earlier than introducing whites, blues and plaid designs, plus platform boots in an array of daring colours, in addition to excessive collared-blouses and outsized lapels.
London Fashion Week has been a extra subdued gathering this yr, with many Chinese language attendees absent due to the coronavirus, however crowds packed into Beckham’s chosen venue, the neo-classical Banqueting Home, Whitehall in central London.
The present was watched by husband David and three of their kids, in addition to Anna Wintour, the influential editor of Vogue journal. The fashions strode onto a mirrored ground, which mirrored the classical Rubens work on the ceiling and the corridor’s grand chandeliers.
Beckham, whose collections have gained crucial acclaim and gained style awards for his or her fluid, sharp tailoring, stated in present notes that her Autumn/Winter 2020 assortment was about being instinctive and spirited.
“I was thinking about the tension between refinement and rebellion,” stated the designer who was often known as “Posh Spice” when she was within the 1990s lady band.
“I wanted to explore how to honor tradition but challenge convention. To be subversive yet still sophisticated.”
(Reporting by Henry Nicholls, writing by Sarah Younger, enhancing by Susan Fenton)