There was still the designer’s familiar long and lean silhouette in monochrome shades of black and white with a bit of vibrant red thrown into the mix for the Victoria Beckham Fall 2014 collection. But it was just much more forgiving then ever before. The scooped out backs on wrap front dresses, skirts bursting with wide pleats and cozy oversized sweaters the designer sent down the runway acted like crisp and clean winter zephyrs whipping though fashion.
If there was a whiff of Dries Van Noten in the ruffle hems adorning tops or dresses and a tinge of Celine in the insertion of vibrantly colored abstract swirls on a pullover top or skirt the homage didn’t look derivative. Instead Beckham made them her own, adding movement with pleats or crafting her undulating fabrics in semi shear organza. And the thought to add a single string of gold chain link as an abbreviated embellishment to the hip of a skirt, the neck of a dress or at the natural waist of a top to draw the eye, was astute and oh so chic.
This was a minimal and modern show. But Beckham never made it feel clinical or sterile. Instead her choice to bring volume and movement into her designs transformed the clothing into pieces that were both approachable and urbane.