September 11, 2011
Victoria Beckham was looking out for two babies at Milk Studios' penthouse today: the infant girl on her lap—her fourth child with husband David Beckham—and a great-looking new diffusion collection, which she was debuting to small groups of editors. Only, VB would prefer it if you didn't call it a diffusion line, thank you very much. The clothes are significantly less expensive than those in her signature range—the dresses will retail from $450 to $1,250—and the differences only begin there. Whereas the high-end frocks are all about a sexy, hourglass fit, these shifts have a girlier look and a looser, A-line shape, with hems that hit above the knees, "so you can wear them with heels or flats," Beckham said. Colors are peppy (poppy red, royal blue, candy pink), and prints are what the industry calls "conversational": crescent moons and cats. Yes, cats. By way of explanation, Beckham said the collection was inspired by Emily the Strange, the comic-book heroine for alternative-minded young women the world over.
There's not much countercultural going on with these dresses, but there's no arguing that they're not cute. A very sophisticated kind of cute. The egg-shaped dress in blue and gold jacquard? Beckham called it a Fabergé.