The Victoria Victoria Beckham Spring 2018 collection was showcased at an intimate presentation at Mayfair’s Marks Club, with emphasis on pink for next spring with relaxed pinstripe shirts and pyjama suiting in the millennial hue.
“It’s empowering,” said Beckham at the showcase. “Pink is very feminine but in the right, not-too-sugary shade it can feel cool and modern as well.”
A cheerful use of characterful prints maintains the carefree mood. Pop art references inform new graphics, with safety pins, pink flamingos and a comic book electric bang motif appearing as pyjama prints, jacquards and embroideries.
Flamingo embroidery on the back of white denim jackets and a bold “Liechtenstein style” pop art print, which featured on silk blouson shirts and bucket hats, rounded off the 1980’s Miami inspired offering, along with a host of Beckham signatures including a pair of slim-fit martini flare jeans and a perfect white t-shirt.
Familiar VVB silhouettes anchor the collection in a recognisably playful heritage. Core pieces such as the Front Pleat Pant and a series of flirty skirts and dresses with whimsical pleats, frills and ties are reinvigorated with the colours of the season. Favourite jean shapes, from the Wide Leg to the Mini Flare, return with new retro detailing. Shirting, another key area of the VVB wardrobe, evolves once again – this time forming a head to toe look with preppy trousers, lightweight vests and a new ‘shacket’ shape. Fine layers of crisp cotton overlap to create a delicate collage of stripes.
This lightness is matched by the season’s nautical influence, which comes through in a variety of guises. Embodying the high summer spirit, many fabrics and silhouettes have an airy feel reminiscent of billowing yacht sails. Pleats are fluid, dresses silky – even tailoring feels floaty when proposed in flowing white crinkle crepe.
From milkshake pink to baby blue, a fresh approach to colour infuses the collection with a youthful and effervescent energy.