Today was important for two reasons. To start, it was the first time that Victoria Beckham presented her label at London Fashion Week, and secondly, it was the tenth anniversary of her namesake brand. Since launching it has defied critics expectations and redefined what it means to be a celebrity and a designer, which in turn patted a way for Kanye West’s Yeezy and Rihanna’s Fenty to be taken seriously by the style press and the public alike.
Here are 10 things to know about this landmark show
1. The Beckham’s Sat Front Row, Of Course
As ever, her greatest supporters, David, Harper, Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn sat in a huddle on the front row. Her parents, Anthony and Jackie Adams, as well as her sister Louise, were also in attendance.
2. It Was Not A Retrospective
Last night Mary Katrantzou celebrated the same landmark with a collection that referenced not just collections (of postage stamps, jewellery, pressed flowers and shells) but her past work over the last ten years. Though the house codes were infinitely evident, Beckham showed a future-facing collection for spring summer 2019.
3. Layering Got Technical
Though the dress is still king to Victoria Beckham, separates have played progressive importance to this label. Now, longline t-shirts underpin a louche silhouette with blazers and slim-cut trousers and sweater vests or sweaters themselves become the accessory as they drape cross-body over a slip dress for an ounce more coverage.
4. Meet The Kick-Slit
For spring drainpipe trousers have a calf-high slit cutaway, which reveals the shoe and in the same breath cloaks it.
5. Victoria Beckham’s Reach Expands
Jewellery hasn't been a main focus of the label, until now as the brand introduces a selection pendant necklaces, brass signet rings and leather bracelets, all imprinted with a subtle 'VB' monogram.
6. Face First
Pat McGrath created an ageless dewy look for the models, which included a little gloss on the lids and subtle highlighting to create skin that had an inner glow for models like Stella Tennant and Liya Kebede.
7. Fashion’s Leading Sound Man Made The Playlist
As the show walked Michel Gaubert created a dedicated soundtrack. In the past he has worked with all Lagerfeld, Jil Sander, Balenciaga, Dries van Noten and Oscar de la Renta.
8. Art Informed The SS19 Collection
Nicole Tyson's Blue Knickers painting from 2008 was pinned to Beckham's moodboard and is vividly apparent in the colour palette. This isn't the first time art and design have collided for this label as earlier this summer it hosted an Old Masters exhibition in its Mount Street store.
9. The Setting Recalled Victoria Beckham’s First Ever Show
Ten years ago Victoria Beckham presented her first-ever collection in the intimate confines of a townhouse in New York (fun fact, it was featured in Sex And The City), which was reminiscent of the Galerie Thaddeus Ropac where today's runway took place.
10. See Now Buy Now
As soon as the show finished a select group of clients were invited next door to Victoria Beckham's flagship Mount Street store to shop the collection.