NYFW S/S 2015: The Metamorphosis of Victoria Beckham

Evolution was key at Victoria Beckham’s Spring/Summer 2015 runway show yesterday (September 7) morning in New York City. From the very beginning, it was clear that the former Spice Girl and her team had revamped the signature silhouette upon which the brand was founded, and this season debuted a more streamlined, elongated cut.AA2X0418  AA2X0214

The collection itself consisted knit separates and lots of military-style jackets with a vast array of utilitarian pockets. Sticking to Ms. Beckham’s vision for a very “minimal and graphic” S/S 2015 line, the color palette was mostly neutral, with pops of black and a deep, burgundy-infused red. She did, however, have some fun and included a sting of looks done in a punchy pink and yellow floral print. This is first for the brand, which has never ventured into floral territory before.

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Aside from the modified silhouette and playful prints, perhaps the biggest departure on the VB runway was the label’s footwear debut. Given the designer’s penchant for wearing towering stilettos herself, it comes as no surprise that the collection included some seriously staggering velvet platforms. There was, however, a stand-out assortment of flats stomping down the catwalk as well. These were done in rose-embroidered white leather and an eye-catching animal print, with a fierce, distinctly menswear-esque pointed toe. When asked about the decision to incorporate shoes to her line, Beckham said “it was really important to do shoes this season so I could finish off my silhouette.”

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With all this talk about brands maintaining their heritage, it is refreshing to see designers such as Victoria Beckham taking the time to give their overall look a new spin. In her case, the risk really paid off, and made for a beautiful S/S 2015 collection that will no doubt go down as a Fashion Month highlight. 

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