Last year may have marked Victoria Beckham's 10th-anniversary show, but despite the fanfare surrounding that, the Posh Spice-turned-posh designer has topped herself. Over the weekend, just after launching a beauty brand that promises to be a big hit through its celebrity factor and eco-friendly ethos, the entrepreneur presented a Spring 2020 collection at London Fashion Week that seemed to hit contemporary style and the brand identity she's built on the nose while effortlessly playing into emerging trends.
To debut the new looks to the world, Beckham chose the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Durbar Court, which set a classy and storied mood with its 19th-century architecture. After all, the new season's main idea came from her desire to mix allusions to inspiration from decades past with the brand she has grown over a decade, all for an eclecticism that feels cutting-edge as the 2020s arrive.
Attendees at Sunday's show saw Beckham's characteristic neutrals mix with a surprising amount of vibrant shades, marking a change in the designer's signature aesthetic that aligns with color's overall runway takeover this fashion month. The collection showcased a mix of fluid structure—think plenty of blazers and trenchcoats hanging over the shoulders in that "editor's cape" style that first achieved popularity outside fashion shows several seasons back—and flowing dresses in an array of bright tones whose ruffles, deep-V cuts, and floral decorations are sure to make them an instant hit for all the world's boss ladies who brunch come spring. It was a less-is-more approach as Beckham does best, capitalizing on current trends in the most subtle ways to create a modern allure that never sacrifices its posh beginnings.
As usual, the front row was a family affair as Beckham's husband, former soccer player David Beckham, came out for moral support alongside the couple's children. According to the posh designer, daughter Harper Seven was the number one guest, and though the eight-year-old was not behind the new designs, she really was the lady of the hour in many ways yesterday afternoon.