Long gone are the days when Victoria Beckham was known for bandage dresses and mini skirts. On Sunday, September 11th at NYFW, the designer showcased slouchy velvets and loose silks for SS’17, revealing a more laid-back side of both her personality and design sensibility. Many of the 34 looks were paired with matching side satchels, making the collection perfect for the most stylish of bohemian travelers. A sumptuous and wide-ranging color palette balanced out a lack of variation in silhouette. Golden olive and sea foam made a few appearances but the most eye-catching hue was bright red-orange, which seems to be the preferred pop of the season.
While the clothes themselves were the opposite of controversial, Beckham was thrown into the headlines post-show. The British media called the designer out for using models deemed too thin. Simultaneously, American press outlets shamed critics for “skinny-shaming,” stating that the idea of body positivity does not just apply to curvy girls. Hopefully the drama will fade and SS’17 will be remembered as a positive turning point for the Victoria Beckham brand.
Images courtesy of Vogue.