Monday, February 14, 2011

Victoria Beckham Fall 2011

Garance dragged me to the Victoria Beckham show at 9:15 Sunday morning :(

However, I have to admit she was right.

I spoke to a few editors afterwards and they all mentioned that each season Ms. Beckham’s work gets stronger.

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  1. Viorella

    February 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I have to say that this looks very interesting indeed. Never thought that Posh could pull this off! Well done. :D

    http://viorellaphoto.blogspot.com
    Twitter; Violino

  2. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 9:51 am

    strong impact. whodathunk?

  3. Tobistyle93

    February 14, 2011 at 9:53 am

    OMG
    I love Victoria Beckham!!!
    The Queen of Minimalism!!!
    xDD
    imaginary-high-heels.blogspot.com

  4. Maryanne

    February 14, 2011 at 9:53 am

    just read her interview in british vogue, where she states that she doesn't sketch nor draw and that many designers don't, but rather drapes material to achieve design.

    the clothing appears to be very influenced by roland mouret.

    the drape of the collar on the khaki dress is exquisite.

    perhaps marc jacobs gave her the best advice: if you use quality fabric and superior construction of the garment, then you will not have any detractors.

  5. S

    February 14, 2011 at 9:55 am

    These are amazing photos. They display the collection really well.

  6. Jessie

    February 14, 2011 at 9:55 am

    thought beckham was just more of the same. beautiful pictures though.
    http://wordbyjessie.com
    xxjj
    i was disappointed.

  7. Mark

    February 14, 2011 at 9:59 am

    The question is: "Is she actually designing herself, or has she got a designer?". If this is her own work, then hats of to her, she is a better designer than singer (that's not too hard).

  8. RX-SZ

    February 14, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Her work is great!

  9. The Photodiarist

    February 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I agree with you. Am really loving Victoria's work year after year!

  10. Meredith

    February 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

    She always drapes her garments in an interesting way, but they are still extremely flattering.

    - Meredith
    http://www.findingsoulbalance.blogspot.com

  11. Joanna Paulsen

    February 14, 2011 at 10:01 am

  12. Vasilieva

    February 14, 2011 at 10:04 am

    adore these edgy geometric looks

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

  13. mll mag

    February 14, 2011 at 10:08 am

  14. Inspiration exists

    February 14, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Agree that Posh or whoever is designing the collection gets better and better. Minimalistic simple looks with strong feminine touch.

  15. GINGER FASHION MONSTERS

    February 14, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I am impressed by how Victoria Beckham has developed. I think there is a tendency, certainly in Britain, to be slightly negative about her work in fashion just because of her previous singing career, and the fact that she is a celebrity. But her collections certainly do get stronger, which is a sign that she is not just doing it "for fun" or for money, but out of genuine interest.

    http://www.gingerfashionmonsters.blogspot.com

  16. Ni

    February 14, 2011 at 10:10 am

    i think it amazing & have to proclaim…
    Pick & Kick it like beckham.
    Vic is a real royal fashion chic!
    enVie, ni

  17. sugarledge

    February 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

    love how her work has evolved yet retains that chic, precise sophistication-i prefer her earlier work though

  18. Yajaira

    February 14, 2011 at 10:39 am

    i like!

  19. Caddy

    February 14, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Her stuff looks good! I'm happy for her, plus I heard she's expecting her fourth child. Wonderful!

  20. Lawn Party

    February 14, 2011 at 10:41 am

    pretty obsessed with all of it!

  21. SAMANTHA

    February 14, 2011 at 10:48 am

    really interesting looks. she always surprises me.

    xx
    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  22. Maija

    February 14, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I think Victoria Beckham's lines are classy yet "bright". There's usually a twist to each outfit which makes them turn from fairly common/boring to interesting!

    I really like her work.

  23. Anastasia

    February 14, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Я думаю, что это хорошее шоу. Виктория потрудилась на славу!

  24. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Not digging the swimcaps.

  25. lj

    February 14, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Didn't think much of it until I saw these photos. Trick photography or….?

  26. Blade

    February 14, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Nice work and of course well shot. Nice to meet you out in the hall

    If your readers would like to see what they are wearing to the shows they can have a look at

    The Urban Vogue

    http://theurbanvogue.blogspot.com

  27. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Nice stuff (if she really designed it through and through) but why, being British, does she not support the British fashion industry and and show her collections during London fashion week?!

  28. Just Silvia D

    February 14, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I think people tend to underestimate Victoria Beckham's work as a designer because she is a celebrity, but i think she has found what she's good at. Every season i like her collections more.

  29. Tess

    February 14, 2011 at 11:59 am

    It's possible that I've been watching too many Bergman films lately, but … The Seventh Seal, anyone?

  30. Pedrocas

    February 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I like the colection, it was like her

  31. Best of Beehive

    February 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I love the pointalism, scales (?) dress. So different that you can't help but love it.

  32. Stylison

    February 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    amazing! I love her apparel collection with the classy looks!

    xoxo
    http://stylison.blogspot.com/

  33. Simon

    February 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I reckon most of your readers would be more than happy to be 'dragged' to a show at NYfw – 9.15am or not. Tut.

  34. Beautycountry

    February 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Love her collection…

    And love the colors :D

  35. Susan

    February 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Great color pallete and very impressive!

  36. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Color me surprised! The khaki and grey pieces in the second shot as well as the tight black tops with the kicky little skirts?? Sweet silhouettes!

  37. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I am surprised, I judged her as a lightweight in fashion. But then, she is always beautifully turned out and she has a sharp eye. Just that to turn that into this collection is remarkable. Also, the fabrics are to die for!

  38. kate

    February 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    They do get stronger and I must say I love the structured looks of them. She really knows how to fit clothing on a womans body and that is worth a lot.

  39. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Victoria Beckham's work is getting stronger, Alexander Wang has the the first really strong show and Altuzarra recognizes that fall=cooler temps and thus includes coats, sweaters and the like. In your opinion (anyone's) what is it about Wang's show that is particularly strong? I see many unique overall patterns and forms but also intriguing little details that don't show themselves until the second or third look (at least for me) in the Wang show, but is there more?

  40. Marjorie Rose

    February 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Very wearable clothes. I like that she put a cap on every girl as if they were mannequins — living dolls.

    The colors are muted, the draping and cut are not over-the-top. Everything is flattering..She continues to impress me.

  41. Petey

    February 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I'd sooner wear Beckham than anything I've seen from Gwen Stefani's line! I think Garance did you a favor. Was the hairdresser a no show?

  42. Mare

    February 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    i really like victoria. i think she she's had a bad "pop-culture" rap but she's moved wayyyy beyond the spice girls and has really come into her own. i think she's cool and elegant.

  43. Rubén Prado

    February 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    The future now!!

  44. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I find the scary doll-heads covered with skin-tight black bathing caps a HUGE distraction from the garments.

  45. fashionhogger

    February 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    How I love them all!! Apparently she's pregnant, too!

  46. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Lovely – but what's with the head piece/caps?

  47. Kristen

    February 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I love the dress on the woman in the second picture. It's fitted in all the right places, and the neckline is really cool.

    Actually, most of the dresses have that feature. I like it.

    The skullcaps are interesting, though. They look a little bit like competitive swimmers! But I think she's going for a really streamlined kind of look…

  48. cricket

    February 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    she does really get womanly, I think this has been clear for a time, but texture and oah that muted colour palette – this is truly inspiring…

  49. ADJ

    February 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I really love Victoria Beckham's line. She did a great job of creating sexy, thoughtful pieces.
    http://www.greeneggsandglam.blogspot.com

  50. Chelly

    February 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Amazing! Victoria Does it again!!

  51. TT's Attic

    February 14, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Love the looks in the second photo. Happy Valentines Day! :)

    TT"s Attic – Edgy, Affordable Fashion
    TT's Attic Boutique

  52. Big Hug Studio

    February 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Just because she's a celebrity doesn't mean she can't be equally talented in fashion.

    She has a good eye. I absolutely love that green dress and those belts and pleated skirts are so flattering. She's good with colour.

    http://www.bighugstudio.blogspot.com

  53. caribbelle

    February 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I'm really liking the asymmetrical details and the silhouettes. her colors are spot on for fall.

  54. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Those outfits with green skirts look so Alexander McQueen… as well as the bonnets/bands – don't they?

  55. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I have to say, I think your photos show the clothes much better than slideshows on NYtimes and the likes….great job. Also, I sort of dig the caps.

    In a weird way, it reminds me of how some middle eastern woman cover their hair, and then you only focus in on the garment.

  56. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Beautiful and Modern. I am happy to see a celebrity designer take things so seriously and execute such a beautiful vision. Creativity is creativity. I admire her passion to go for it. It must be hard to overcome the spice girl stigma and be taken seriously. Bravo Beckham

  57. jdit

    February 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Stunning design and presentation. You can sense the movement of the maniquins in the shots. The African looking models are stunning in an almost otherworldly beauty way. The model in the first shot looks almost superimposed. Their postures look almost manipulated outshining those before and behind. Both appear dressed rather than draped. Scott, it's excellent, I can't stop looking!

  58. thefashionguitar.com

    February 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I think seriously everyone is surprised by her amazing work It looks so not Victoria… or maybe I still have images of her in my head being a Scary Spice…

    xo thefashionguitar.com

  59. Esther Lee

    February 14, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I love her collection , beautiful wearable clothes that women will keep for a long time.

  60. My Heart Blogged

    February 14, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I think the looks are really pretty, and wearable.
    My Heart Blogged

  61. simplyolive

    February 14, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    3rd to last shot is GORGEOUS!
    i love how it's framed,
    & ALL the colors look amazing!

    (now i need to check out her collection…)

  62. simplyolive

    February 14, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    …& i have to agree w/ Anon 3:40, very mcQueen indeed!

  63. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    is this how all/most designers are born or come about. Someone who likes to dress well and then strives achieve the ultimate look of personal expression and where clothes from boutiques just wont do so design and make your own….that what I see here in Beckhams collections. just a humble point of view.

    Just an Observation!

    THXSAR

  64. Pepa Xavier

    February 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Green is definitely the next winter color!

  65. brooke

    February 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Everything is absolutely beautiful!!! I am in lovee!

  66. Aubrey and Melissa

    February 14, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    that gray wrap top is simply amazing.

  67. Magdeline Mathew

    February 15, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Wow. What an impressive collection. And definitely wearable!

  68. Natalie

    February 15, 2011 at 4:40 am

    A very beautiful collection, very her whilst having a nod to the current trend of minimalism and flashes of bright color here and there. It shows that anyone can outgrow a less than fashionable past and blossom into a fashion butterfly!

  69. Suzanne

    February 15, 2011 at 7:45 am

    The designs are very nice. I especially love the Issey Miyake-esque skirts in the first picture. It's just a shame that the models all look like they hate what they're wearing. What's up with that? "Ugh, my job sucks, I have to walk around in fabulous clothes all day."

  70. arlene

    February 15, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Like the clothes although not keen on the curious chin-strap 'bonnets'. Boy, do the models look miserable…

  71. Silvia

    February 15, 2011 at 8:28 am

    The head gear look so much like an old season of Miu Miu don't you agree?

  72. Sophie Mhabille

    February 15, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Thanks to make us discovering Victoria Beckham collection. It is classic, sexy elegant and luxurius (like her). I love her pleated skirts

  73. reigs

    February 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    That floor is eerily similar to the hotel carpet in The Shining haha!

  74. Harry Lamar

    February 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    looking good this year

  75. Anonymous

    February 16, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Sexy sophisticated looks. Love the green Khaki dress

  76. NO NO COCO

    February 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Victoria Beckham seems to have proved us all totally wrong so far. Judging by these pictures her minimal aesthetic and precision detailing are set to define her design aesthetic. Loving every minute.

    http://www.no-no-coco.com

  77. Sara

    February 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Whoever was there at the actual presentation knows VB is a real deal! She explained each look, and it was not learned kind of chatter, she really went into it, so no way she is not behind it!

    This is by FAR her best collection, she is no longer a dressmakers, but has joined the ranks of designers now. This is a whole new level, what an epic collection! I even saw Wintour congratulating Beckham in the end!

    Oh and i thought the caps were sooo amazing with the clothes, and the collections overoal look, they added, and it was a brilliant touch! Guido did it.

    Oh and one more thing, i am not a VB the celebrity fan, but i can support this, this is stunning. And can we all acknowledge how diverse most of Beckhams model cast is? She truly has an eye for girls, and using all races, amazing!

  78. Fédora75

    February 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Love the grey belted kimono skirt suit!

  79. Jg. for FatScribe

    February 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    if i'm forced to choose betwixt and between victoria beckham and jessica simpson eponymous labels, it's obvious:

    1. victoria's elan
    2. and jessica's sales numbers

  80. Anonymous

    February 16, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Interesting piece in The Daily Beast on Mean Girls in the fashion industry, and general lack of respect toward female fashion designers. More specifically, the writer mentions snickering & snide comments among editors in the audience during Beckham's show and theorizes that they were reacting to her earnestness and lack of irony (vis a vis her collection and her presentation of the line). Personally, I'm not looking for an ironic dress for fall. These luxe cashmere pieces however…

  81. Frida

    February 17, 2011 at 7:22 am

    I think Victoria is a great designer and I love her collections… would have loved seeing it! Even on a sunday morning ;-)

    http://www.fashionseduction.blogspot.com

    xx Frida

  82. Sache

    February 17, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Slate gray, camel, and mauve appear to be the hot colors for fall this year! Love!!

    xo Sache

    http://www.sachedesign.com

  83. Nora

    February 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Like the clothes very much, but the caps (and those in the Marc Jacobs show) – not so much. Makes me feel they're smashing down the women's identities . . . feels oppressive. What does it mean? Covering up hair = covering up sexuality/power?

  84. Anonymous

    February 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    i think victoria is clever in using the caps.. makes the dresses pop even more. i loved her first few dresses.. loved this collection. her collection is usually the sort that i myself wld like to own. it's clean, classic and timeless.

  85. Anonymous

    February 19, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Wow! Kudos to Ms. Beckham! I'm very impressed with the wearability and chicness of these classic yet modern pieces. The taupe dress in the second photo is a great favorite… sexy, streamlined, easy to wear. I also love the coats. And the colors are gorgeous, as are the belts and the boots. I'd happily wear any of these.
    As for those who seated in the audience who were reportedly snickering, perhaps they'd better sit up and take note! This lady will be having the last laugh.

    Great photos, as always!

  86. Fanny Khoo

    February 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Still very unsure if she's actually designed the clothes. They have always looked from day 1 – heavily influenced by Roland Mouret, who's a master at his game.

  87. Miss Bentley

    February 22, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I think she probably employs excellent designers.

    There seems to be a different handwriting to this compared to her previous collection, maybe her team has changed?

  88. brooke

    February 26, 2011 at 10:44 am

    She's absolutely AMAZING. I just love Victoria Beckham so much. She really is great when it comes to minimalism!
    http://muchadoaboutfashi0n.blogspot.com/

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