Victoria Beckham Spring 2013
The collection of modern, professional separates Victoria Beckham showed at the New York Public Library for Spring 2013 was monochromatic with a few bold splashes of fiery orange. Beckham hewed to her customary clean lines and minimal embellishment and focused instead on telling a story with shape. A-line hems on skirts, dresses, and even jackets evoked a sense of movement from a designer whose usual trope stays close to the body. That doesn't mean Beckham wasn't aware of the body either: her slim-cut trousers drew long, lean lines that were only lengthened by the inventive shoes Manolo Blahnik created for the presentation, and the broderie anglaise featured in two tops — one black, one white — showed a little skin.