Following her Victoria Beckham Spring 2016 ready-to-wear show, closed by wide-eyed newbie Peyton Knight, Victoria Beckham posted a “Team” photo on Instagram for her 6.8 million followers. Among designers, Beckham has the biggest social following and she’s never failed to share her success with her team, including makeup artist Pat McGrath and hairstylist Guido Palau; not forgetting her star-studded family who has always shown its support front row, snuggled in between American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Vogue international editor Suzy Menkes.
Commenting on her show, Beckham stated that she likes a challenge and accordingly turned to something that she herself finds difficult to wear—print. The graphic collection featured a chopped-up surfer print brilliantly collaged together to form a wearable urban moodboard; bold colors including mustard yellow and cobalt blue; and gingham. But if the palette and prints were buzzing, the silhouettes were cut to their signature languid look with a highlight on knife pleats. For the off-print days, long and lean crushed duchesse satin slip dresses in ivory and cream will serve to clean the palette. The collection—fresh, bold, and current—will be a hit with the assertive fashion ladies in the Middle East, as will those half-moon purses and slip on backless loafers. Beckham has come a long way from her zipper hourglass silhouettes, and she knows it.