7 Reasons You Should Care About The Victoria Beckham Show

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by Charlie Gowans-Eglinton |
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A civilised start to a Sunday morning, even if it is the coldest Valentine's Day that new York's seen in years. Victoria Beckham's show took place under the Renaissance glory of the hand painted dome of Cipriani's, clashing happily against a modernist checkerboard carpet. Harper and the boys sat, as good as gold, with David on the front row, as mum showed her latest collection...

1. Greatcoats

Trimmed with fringing or raw hems, in navy or custard yellow and black stripes. And in New York's minus temperatures, they were all the more appealing- plenty of space for a chunky knit underneath.

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2. The cling

Drop waist dresses hugged the body, then frilled out into striped lampshades. Ribbed knit trousers clung, flaring out to drag along the floor over...

3. Pointed toe babouches

in patent black leather, buckled at the back.

4. The clash

In print (a checked blouse with a striped skirt) or colour (tangerine and navy, khaki and blue.)

5. Boxy bags

These were scrunched up and clutched in the hand, straps facing out.

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6. The new sexy

Silhouettes followed the body, but VB's is a very modern type of sexy- a double bustier top of first ribbed knot, then tweed, in shades of burgundy, dresses that clung paired with stompy heeled ankle boots- there was nothing spindly, nothing fragile here.

7. Layering

This was not so much about the pieces but the layering, she said backstage, and I can see what she meant: though the bits were good separately, the whole was greater than the sum of the parts. Oh, and I wanted to wear lots of it.

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