Victoria, Victoria Beckham
September 09, 2013 New York
Not that this collection needed the extra help. Now in its fifth season, the line has a new sophistication. The novelty prints—landscapes, kittens—that were an early signature are gone, replaced by vibrant kaleidoscope motifs, a couple of which she bonded with laser-cut flowers. Still youthful, but quirk-free. And she's expanded beyond the leggy A-line shapes she started with to experiment with more complicated constructions. A very pretty pleated frock was made from eleven different colors of silk, and an edgier pleated dress incorporated the harness detailing familiar from her main line. Most adventurous was the drop-waist bell-shape silk cloque number Beckham wore herself, which was a shout-out to the master, Cristobal Balenciaga.