Tuesday, 28 September 2010

VB, you're out of your mind

Following her British Fashion Council's 'Designer Of The Year' nomination and highly-praised New York fashion week collection, I decided it was time for me to a have a fresh, objective look at Victoria Beckham's forays into the fashion world; and having done so, order a large slice of the humblest of humble pies.

I realise I'm a little late. The buzz surrounding Posh's Ready-to-Wear dress collection has been mounting for some time; with everyone from A-list actresses to Vogue editors sporting her line; but it is testament to the gravity of my prejudice (mounting since she was my least favourite Spice Girl in 1996) that I managed the ignore the hype, and the wealth of cold, hard, aesthetic evidence supporting it.

Now in her fifth season as a high fashion heavyweight, there is no denying Victoria's precision and prowess as she debuted yet another fantastic collection of flawless frocks, in her own personal, gallery-style presentation, to finally silence her sceptics and prove her worth among the fashion elite.

Citing “the neat shapes of sculptures and works” of Brancusi as a crucial influence; this season saw her move away slightly from the rigid corsetry, for which she has recently become known, and embrace a more fluid, but no less elegant silhouette into her collection. VB herself claims that her dresses “fit you perfectly” and it seems with her ever-expanding loyal legions of fashion followers, she doesn't just talk the talk, but with the feet Louboutain-clad and swinging her own new Kelly-style boxy handbag (available in either lizard or Nubuck, which also comes in a big enough size so David can fit his trackies in, fact fans), she walks the walk too.

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