“There are subliminal things in here, like the surf prints, but this collection is more about attitude and just making things fresh and carefree,” states Victoria Beckham in regards to her claim that she is a sponge. There is something distinctly carefree about her designs for the upcoming spring season that allow us to bask in the sunlight while dreaming of the summer days never coming to an end. It might be just about mid-September already but we can feel how the beauty of the warmer days can give rise to the most amazing of creative minds, some of which have been dutifully captured by the magnificence that is the Victoria Beckham spring/summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection.
The attitude that manifests itself in here is one of a woman, who is able to look at her extremely busy life in a carefree manner, throwing her worries into the wind and allowing the sweet summer breeze to envelop her senses. She is uncomplicated and comfortable in her own skin, a characteristic, which is mirrored by her choice of clothing. The dancing skirts swirling about the legs certainly give us the impression of the woman being quite the bit of a lady, while the small details of gingham arrangements and surf prints offer a slightly more vacation oriented image to the collection as a whole. While Beckham is known for her darker pieces, this line-up has that light we expect to shine through from time to time, with color peeking through the white black and grey from time to time. We have to admit though, she makes gingham look really good.
There is one aspect to the Victoria Beckham spring 2016 collection that we had missed on the runway for a while now, a trend that seems to be making its way back onto the limelight: the showing off of décolletage. It is not so much the cleavage but the face that collarbones along with the tops of the breasts peak out, her pieces often giving the dresses an even sexier cut. It is classy while remaining utterly alluring, with hems of dresses and trousers enjoying the ankle cut to a larger degree. While a few of her white pieces have a bit of an angelic feel to them, after bringing to mind expensive silken nightgowns, others are quite intriguing with the orange skirts and dashes of blue here and there.
The surf print details, coupled with the plunging necklines that have been all the rage for quite a few seasons now, are but unforgettable touches to a collection that really pushes against classic Victoria Beckham. Her affinity towards suede and more light catching materials certainly has not gone unnoticed either. As for the overall trends, between the center slits, clunky footwear and plunging necklines, we can easily see that some details to the fashion world have yet to be considered outdated once again. We have to wonder though, with the stringy halter-tops be coming back in 2016?
Photos courtesy of Vogue