Victoria Beckham to expand fashion line to Asia
Watched by her adoring family, Victoria Beckham brought a sexy vision of fall/winter to an intimate New York runway Show Sunday and confided that she plans to open a second store in Asia. The one-time pop star, mother of four and wife of retired English football superstar David Beckham, has won plaudits in the fashion industry for designing beautiful collections that flatter women’s bodies.
Beckham summed up her collection backstage as sexy, liberating and full of bounce, after showcasing dresses with full skirts, textured knits with high necks, oversized coats with swinging bodies. She said that 2015 would see her spend a lot of time in Asia, where “as things currently stand” she plans to open a second store after the success of her Dover Street boutique in London. She told AFP bashfully that she “can’t say” where the shop would be, but that she was planning a trip to Hong Kong and Beijing within weeks. “I’m coming very, very, very soon,” she told reporters. “I’m really looking forward to it. The women really understand fashion.”
A more intimate catwalk show than many at Fashion Week, Beckham treated guests to steaming glasses of Earl Grey tea, handed as they came in from minus 9 Celsius (16 Fahrenheit) temperatures outside. Held in the imposing surrounds of Cipriani restaurant on Broadway, the 65-foot (20 meter) high ceilings of the 1921 building, soaring marble columns, inlaid floors and murals handed a neo-Renaissance elegance to proceedings.
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Beckham broke fashion rules by pairing navy and black, and there were splashes of orange but otherwise she stuck to her timeless classic palate of white, gray, cream, black. Woolen coats and dresses with embellished with large buttons down the front, at the hip, on the back. Long, tight skirts were paired with chunky knits with sleeves puffed at the elbow and dresses were sleeveless. The models wore black ankle boots with towering platform heels. She made a fleeting appearance at the end of the show, her trademark pout accompanied by a bashful wave, but was chatty, charming and polite to her family and reporters backstage. “I love having them here. They’re so supportive of what I do. We all support each other,” she said. “I stand on a football pitch, freezing cold, for hours on end watching the boys and I’ve always supported David doing the same thing.”(AFP)