Every Brit knows there’s nothing like a cuppa on a bitter, cold day. And so, guests at Victoria Beckham’s runway show on Sunday morning were treated to hot tea – in glass cups – as they arrived at Cipriani Wall Street on the coldest New York City day in years.
As for the fashions, they were warm, too, but the fall-winter fabrics were given a sexy twist, falling closer to the body than usual. Beckham also used slits and cutouts to bare a little more skin that one normally sees in winter fashions. Draping was fanciful, including a very pretty sarong-like effect from the waist down on some dresses.
The former Spice Girl said, in a post-show interview, that if there were one word to describe the collection, it would be “bounce.”
“By bounce, I mean fabrics that are young and fresh,” Beckham said backstage, where she greeted her handsomely dressed sons, her young daughter and hubby David Beckham, in a sleek long topcoat.
“I love the texture,” Beckham continued. “They’re light as well. It’s very important that, yes, these things look good on the catwalk, but I’m selling clothes all around the world. I have to take into account the weight of fabrics. So that bouncy fabric is really nice and wearable. “
Beckham professed to having a little more fun this time around. “I wanted to play,” she said. “So I have lots of very sexy, tightly fitted dresses. You know I did have a little bit of fun and I think you can see that.” She’s hearing, she said, that her clothes are starting to draw a younger customer, as well as her usual fan base.
“I think I’ve come a long way,” she said. “I’m really proud of myself and my team.”