Victoria Beckham sets her sights on US market after show in Big Apple
By Brigitte Dusseau, AFP
February 11, 2014, 12:10 am TWN
NEW YORK --The sky's the limit for Victoria Beckham, the Spice Girl turned acclaimed designer who has big dreams Stateside after unveiling her latest catwalk collection in New York on Sunday.
Proud husband, retired soccer star David sat front row with sons Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 11, Cruz, 8, looking elegant with slicked back hair, and bouncing two-year-old Harper on his knee.
Pictures of Harper in Beckham's arms next to Vogue queen Anna Wintour, unusually smiling, went viral after Victoria's 2014 spring/summer show but this time the whole family turned out.
"I just wanted them to see what I do. The boys have never been to a show before. For them to see that mummy works and daddy works is a very positive message," Victoria said backstage.
Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue and the arbiter of global style, was again front row for Beckham's fall/winter 2014 collection held in a Cafe Rouge in the heart of Manhattan.
The accomplished collection was one of the most crowded on Sunday, day four of the week-long event that kicks off the global 2014 fall/winter season before the shows move to Europe.
In immaculate white surroundings, Beckham showcased an elegant and sophisticated collection dominated by floor-length dresses, pleats, spectacular naked backs and careful structuring.
Gold chains picked out details here and there, while black and white were the dominant colors.
"There is a lot more design details this season and also we are focusing on evening," said the 39-year-old designer.
"There is an element of surprise in every single piece."
Beckham, who unveiled her first collection in 2008, has won plaudits for her attention to detail and beautifully crafted, feminine outfits that can be worn during the day and evening.
She explained that her fall/winter 2014 collection had a greater attention to evening wear and to design details.
"Each season, the more people understand me and understand my brand, the more I can push it a little bit and I enjoy doing that," she said.
"I love the long beautiful feminine skirts, with a more masculine trouser underneath it. I love long lean silhouettes and the fact that they are beautifully structured," she added.
A model presents one of Victoria Beckham's creations during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 shows in New York City on Sunday, Feb. 9.