Designer Victoria Beckham at the end of her catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London. Picture: Reuters
Designer Victoria Beckham at the end of her catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London. Picture: Reuters

Victoria Beckham characterizes London Fashion Week collection as 'gentle rebellion'

By Henry Nicholls Time of article published Feb 17, 2020

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Victoria Beckham chose black dresses paired with distinctive belts and chunky thigh-high platform boots for a collection she characterised as a "gentle rebellion" at London Fashion Week on Sunday.

Models present creations at the Victoria Beckham catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London. Picture: Reuters

The former Spice Girl pop star turned designer, who has also launched a beauty line, opened her show with a series of black mid-length dresses, before introducing whites, blues and plaid designs, plus platform boots in an array of bold colours, as well as high collared-blouses and oversized lapels.

Victoria Beckham's black dresses seen on the  catwalk show during London Fashion Week in London. Picture: Reuters

London Fashion Week has been a more subdued gathering this year, with many Chinese attendees absent because of the coronavirus, but crowds packed into Beckham's chosen venue, the neo-classical Banqueting House, Whitehall in central London.

The show was watched by husband David and three of their children, as well as Anna Wintour, the influential editor of Vogue magazine. The models strode onto a mirrored floor, which reflected the classical Rubens paintings on the ceiling and the hall's grand chandeliers.

David Beckham, with his children Romeo, Cruz and Harper, at the Victoria Beckham catwalk show during London Fashion Week. Picture: Reuters

Beckham, whose collections have gained critical acclaim and won fashion awards for their fluid, sharp tailoring, said in show notes that her Autumn/Winter 2020 collection was about being instinctive and spirited.

"I was thinking about the tension between refinement and rebellion," said the designer who was known as "Posh Spice" when she was in the 1990s girl band.

"I wanted to explore how to honour tradition but challenge convention. To be subversive yet still sophisticated."

Reuters

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