Victoria Beckham: Continental cruisin’ in Spring 2022
No show from Victoria Beckham, but at least a collection presented in digital form - in a lookbook embargoed until noon on Tuesday, the last day of London Fashion Week.
Beckham’s theme was one of escapism, ideally for a continental jaunt equipped with lots of masculine tailoring and evocative long dresses.
“When thinking about this season I was drawn to the elegance of a European summer; linen suits, slip dresses and sunsets. The way a trip like that can make you feel almost detached from reality, like it’s another era. It’s quite romantic,” explained Victoria in her program notes.
Her ideal man to accompany down to the Cote d’Azur or Mykonos was not, however, just her husband David, but “Leo in linen, Ray Liotta in Goodfellas – the string vest and unbuttoned shirt – then of course Mr. Beckham himself.”
“A masculine silhouette is part of our DNA,” insisted the designer, who showed windowpane-check tunic suits; single-pleated linen pants or crisply tailored single-breasted suits.
For moments when the ladies just want to chill – broad-striped pajama looks; snug ribbed tops and snazzy metallic skirts. For evening – ankle-length silk slip dresses overprinted with images of the actual look or fluid columns in a color palette of mint, buttercup and flesh.
Victoria worked with her preferred team – Jane How styling, and the casting agent of the moment, Piergiorgio Del Moro - and the result was a concise statement, even if nothing ever replaces a real show.
While the lookbook featured makeup from Victoria Beckham Beauty and skincare from Victoria Beckham Beauty by Augustinus Bader, a rapidly growing division for the UK designer which well-informed observers expect will guarantee the house profitability in future years.
“I liked the idea of a couple sharing their holiday wardrobe. Your partner’s shirt thrown over your swimsuit or slip dress, a jacket tucked into tailored trousers. Swapping your everyday jewelry for a single heavy piece, something a little masculine,” concluded Beckham.
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