Victoria Beckham has become one of the few shows I’m looking forward to at the New York Fashion Week. And once again, she delivered a beautiful collection, continuing to evolve as a brand. Wearable, refined, well-structured. I love the way she played with form, texture and length: the form-fitting, knee-high silhouettes (what she does best) are still there, to which she added longer and shorter hems, rounded shoulders, turtleneck details (not only on sweaters), soft blouses, subtle pleats and slits, smokings reinterpreted and two lovely checked coats. She’s embracing colour too, from cobalt blue (how rich and elegant it looks matched with black and charcoal grey) and indigo, to sunny yellow and rusty orange (in a bag) to complement the neutrals. What I also liked was the shift in footwear: kitten heels instead of towering shoes, which, paired with all the rest, give the collection a much more sophisticated look. It felt modern and classic at the same time.
Did you watch the BAFTAs last night? I only saw the Red Carpet part (my favourite was Jessica Chastain in Roland Mouret, with Anne Hathaway in Burberry coming second) and I checked the winners later. I’m happy that Ben Affleck won again for Best Director and Argo won for Best Film. My second favourite movie of the year is Lincoln: I finally saw it this past weekend and I loved it, especially the way Spielberg stayed away from a sentimental approach. Daniel Day-Lewis is fantastic in his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln and I really don’t think he has any competitor in the run for any award he’s nominated for. Glad he won the BAFTA and also that Christoph Waltz won in the Best Supporting Actor category for Django Unchained. Two more weeks until the Oscars! Wishing you a wonderful week!
photos: Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2013, vogue.com