After whetting our appetites with teasing twitpics and coded tweets for over a week now, Victoria Beckham was finally ready to show us the real thing! For her Fall collection, the blossoming design star filled the New York Public Library with her signature brand of V.B. chic, albeit with a bit of a menswear twist this year. With her adoring husband and 18-month-old daughter Harper holding court in the front row next to Anna Wintour, the designer sent out a string of modern grown-up looks that played to her British heritage.
The show opened with English checked tweed in the form of straight, drop-shoulder coats, slim tops and A-line skirts. The sleek looks came in a palette of black, grey and taupe with the added pop of royal blue and canary yellow, providing a modern feel to the polished looks.
Looking to translate masculine shapes into her brand’s feminine silhouettes, Beckham kept her hemline’s long adn lean for Fall, with most of them hitting about mid-calf. Nevertheless, the designer didn’t loose an ounce of her sophisticated sex appeal, as there was still plenty of deep V-necks, slit cashmere knit dresses and detachable turtleneck collars. The finale’s wide Windsor collar tuxedo-inspired blouses, tailored cape and voluminous wrap skirts provided the finishing touches.
As far as catwalkers go, Beckham rounded up some of New York’s finest for the occasion, tapping recent runway favorite, Tilda Lindstam, as this season’s show opener, while top models Bette Franke, Fei Fei, Kasia Struss and show closer, Julia Nobis.