September 11, 2012
"People are always asking me if living in Los Angeles would rub off on my designs," Victoria Beckham said before her show. She gave them her answer today with LL Cool J rapping about "Going Back to Cali" on the soundtrack. Or so you might've thought. There was a very pretty photo-print shift of the sun setting over palm trees, and the oversize T-shirt silhouette of an olive drab cotton poplin dress looked newly casual. But even if they were seriously leggy, these weren't the kind of frocks you slip on over your bikini to go grab a pressed juice. She wasn't formerly known as Posh for nothing; this may be a diffusion collection, but Beckham still prefers a polished look—see the models' oversize resin bangles and their Walter Steiger platform shoes.
The real development here was the appearance among all the minis of a single structured knee-length dress. We're curious to see what other new things Beckham could do at this lower price point.