27 posts tagged "David Beckham"
Why would anyone wear a veil to her wedding when she could wear a crown? That’s what Victoria Beckham—née Adams—did when she married David Beckham in 1999. Her gold and diamond nuptial coronet, created by renowned artist and jeweler Slim Barrett, is set to go up for auction at Bonhams in London on December 5 , at which point some lucky bidder with between $29,000 and $41,000 to spare will be crowned the new Princess (or Prince) Posh.
David Beckham might have retired from football (or soccer, for those of us in the less civilized USA) earlier this year, but he’s not exactly hurting for gigs. This summer, he stripped down to star in the ads for his Beckham-branded H&M undies range, and today British Vogue reports that he’s not only the new face of Belstaff but has also followed in his wife’s creative footsteps (side note: It was revealed today that she’s opening an office here in New York) and designed a collection for the British heritage brand. Judging by the Peter Lindbergh-lensed campaign (above) Beckham’s motorcycle moment suits him.
David Beckham’s Fall ’13 “bodywear” collaboration with H&M hits stores tomorrow, and this morning, we caught a glimpse of the campaign images, which, not surprisingly, feature fashion’s favorite footballer himself. Mr. Posh Spice’s retirement from the field earlier this year didn’t stop the Swedish retailer from snapping him in an East London locker room sans pants. And if that’s not enough, there’s a video, too.
If the seven designers featured in Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East menswear installation have anything in common, it’s that not one of them is a shrinking violet. Color, chaos, and cartoons burst forth, with Joseph Turvey (above) and Kit Neale paving the way. Neale, who once worked with Gareth Pugh, paid homage to Peckham (a part of London that makes Shoreditch seem absolutely gentrified) by printing a cartoonish map of the neighborhood on trousers. Turvey explained that he “loves flowers,” and there they were, blooming on a range of shirts. His explosive hues also turned up on a pair of baggy, Rothko-inspired trousers, and on the models’ hair, which was dyed pink and green.
Liam Hodges—whose models were getting a morning beer buzz while wearing his knitted, “garish,” multicolored stadium ponchos—told us that he creates “luxury that doesn’t cater to the highborns.” Meanwhile, Craig Green—the MAN designer who famously customized David Beckham’s Adidas sneakers for the Olympic celebrations—showcased a painterly range of footwear (below), which he made in collaboration with Purified. “I think these shoes will sell like crazy,” said Kennedy, adding that they were a smart way to subtly incorporate color into one’s look.
Another uniting aspect of the collections was a military theme. Meadham Kirchhoff showed vintage military footage during their presentation upstairs, and Marques’Almeida—which debuted its first menswear outing—displayed navy-and-black-camo denim looks with unfinished hems. To cap it off—literally—Tom Ryling’s models wore military berets, which for more than one onlooker evoked an image of Prince Harry in uniform.
While watching over her talents, Lulu offered a little bit of insight into this season’s LC:M. “I’ve seen things normally reserved for women, like floral, lace, and frills,” she said. “For sure, the fashion types will wear it. But really, these details are all so incredible, I hope they will trickle down into the mainstream.” Here’s hoping, Lulu.
When you’re a Baby Beckham—which is to say, congenitally Posh—only the best will do for your nursery. One-year-old Harper Beckham, the daughter of Victoria and David, doesn’t gaze at ducks or clowns in her nursery; she’s now got her very own Damien Hirst. Vogue U.K. reports that her father approached Hirst to design a piece for her nursery wall, which apparently depicts a lilac heart. “We named it Daddy’s Girl,” Beckham said, which rolls off the tongue a little more easily than The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living. No word on when Mum Beckham will extend her clothing line into baby sizes for her fourth child and first girl.