SPRING SUMMER 2023
An embracing of femininity, an assertion of values, a celebration of craft. The Spring/Summer 2023 Victoria Beckham collection marks the brand’s debut in Paris - a shift of locale, a recontextualisation, proposes a different perspective, on the new and the established. It is a re-affirmation of the brands hallmarks and codes, alongside a fresh view on the modern.
Silhouettes underscore the heritage of Victoria Beckham: masculine constructed tailoring alongside sinuous, sensual dresses, conscious of the body. Both semaphore a poise and confidence albeit through polar opposites. Dichotomies animate the collection, shifting between soft and hard, structured and fluid. Throughout, there is a respect and love for craft, an elevation of woman.
The dress is celebrated, an expression of femininity. Bias and spiral cutting explore softness, a strength evoked through delicacy. Tailoring is deconstructed, sliced away to reveal inner construction and the body itself. By simple reduction, pieces are transformed.
Sensuality is evoked through fabrics and cuts that tenderly hold the body - georgette, chiffon, silk-jerseys and a satins. Trompe l’oeil prints on denim and bonding techniques on wool trace reminders of sartorial detail. Prints of shells - tactile, delicate spaces, inherently feminine - are overlaid, shifting against the body.
Monogram lace opens windows onto the skin, toying with games of concealing and revealing. A playful sexiness - kinetic tassels of fringe animate brief silhouettes, kinky latex underpins chiffon. Showing in Paris, silk-jersey puckers up, to form a heart.