Victoria Beckham‘s fall 2012 show at the New York Public Library went off without a hitch. It was easily the quickest show I’ve been to all week, starting within 15 minutes of its 10 a.m. start time (and that’s very early for a fashion show), and wrapping up around 10 minutes later. David Beckham himself was there for the first time, and no one batted an eye when he strolled down the runway with Hamish Bowles to take his seat beside Anna Wintour, where he proceded to take photos of the show (David Beckham–he’s just like us fashion bloggers!).
There was a military like precision to the run-of-show and a military influence in this streamlined, structured collection. Several of Beckham’s signature tight and tailored sheaths were done in olive and beige army hues with epaulet like details at the shoulders. Others had horizontal stripes strategically placed to a slimming effect (really, she made it work). In addition to the figure-flattering knee-length sheaths, Beckham showed showed a shorter flared skirt silhouette with short sleeves and sharp little polo collars in contrasting colors–a little flounce and just a smidge of whimsy to go along with the straight up sex appeal.
“This season I challenged myself to explore how clothes can make women feel hen they put them on and how to create an emotional attachment between the garment and the wearer,” Beckam said in her line sheets. “The introduction of my new line has given me even more opportunity to really focus on the attention to structure and detail in this collection…I can’t wait to wear everything!” And while Victoria’s appearance at the finale was blink-and-you-missed-it quick, she really is her own best model. She looked like she’s never ever had a baby in a sleeveless black sheath with a simple black belt doubled around her minuscule waist. Only her newest child, baby girl Harper, had a presence at the show–and it obviously wasn’t in residual baby weight. Grazia reports that the new fall bags are called the Harper. Aww…