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New York Fashion Week: Victoria Beckham

by Linda Miller Modified: May 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm •  Published: February 11, 2013
Victoria Beckham's fall 2013 runway show in New York. AP PHOTO
Victoria Beckham's fall 2013 runway show in New York. AP PHOTO

By Samantha Critchell/Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Of course Victoria Beckham had hot cups of tea at the ready at her New York Fashion Week show on Sunday. It was cold outside, and Beckham knows how to take care of her guests, just like she does her customers.

The cozy, refined, do-it-the-right-way vibe made it to the runway. She has figured out how to keep the signature chic that has made her label a fashion powerhouse instead of celebrity flavor of the week, while pushing the envelope just enough to keep it interesting.

The most unexpected looks at the show at the New York Public Library’s grand entrance hall were the flashes of bright yellow, including a sleeveless trench; the techno shine she added to pleated skirts that the audience could only see as the models walked; and the long cape-style tuxedo coat. That coat looked like it belonged to a husband or boyfriend and would be draped over a woman’s shoulders as she made her way home from a fancy wintertime event. “It’s sharp, refined … feels very sexy.”

It’s worth mentioning her that David Beckham sat in the front row, as he always does, and then held their young daughter, Harper, in his arms backstage as his wife did post-show interviews.

The designer said she is “spending more time in England, although I miss America, but you see England in the fabrics.”
Victoria Beckham fall 2013 runway collection in New York.
Victoria Beckham fall 2013 runway collection in New York.

Beckham’s opening look was a windowpane plaid coat, and she also incorporated more sweaters and knits into the collection. There was a nod to mod with some geometric, colorblocked shift dresses.

One of the important evolutions for fall is the softer shoulder, which she used to tweak one of her popular zip-back, slim-fit dress silhouettes.

For shoes, she put models in lower kitten heels, made in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, which was a bit of a surprise for a woman known for skyscraper stilettos.

“I’m always designing what I want to wear,” she said.

She also confirmed that she’ll continue to show her clothes to retailers, editors and stylists in New York each season, even though her studio — and now her family — is back in London. And David Beckham recently announced that he was joining a Paris-based soccer club.

“I am excited about spending more time in Paris,” Victoria Beckham added.

by Linda Miller
Fashion Blogger (Contributor)
Linda Miller always has loved makeup and fashion, especially shoes and handbags. She admits to owning more lipsticks and glosses than many makeup artists, but she's not giving up a single tube. When she got the opportunity to move from...
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