Victoria Beckham’s catwalk shows at New York Fashion Week have gone from being a curiosity to a hot ticket. By leaving behind corsetry in favour of more fluid shapes and fabrics, Beckham showed the ability to stay in step with fashion’s mercurial changes of mood, essential for a label’s survival.
Beckham also revived an old-fashioned form of catwalk presentation, in which she sits in the front row giving a commentary on the inspirations, fabrics and techniques employed for each dress as the models pass by. Victoria cited sculptor Brancusi as an influence for the dresses. The themes of her spring dresses, was a celebration of curves; she used oval panels on the bodice that give the same flattering shape with more comfort.
The conundrum at the centre of Victoria Beckham's career as a fashion designer has remained there is some skepticism about whether Beckham, with no design background, is truly creating them.
Guardian and AP