Victoria Beckham Autumn/Winter 12 at New York Fashion Week
With her hubby on the front row next to the ice queen herself, US Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, it wouldn't be surprising if Victoria Beckham felt the nerves as she showcased her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week. However, Mrs Beckham silenced critics and proved her credentials as a fashion designer once again (we reported last year when she won British Designer Brand at the British Fashion Awards) as she executed a flawless display of sleek and stylish clothes inspired by her nearest and dearest.For this, her eighth mainline collection, key inspiration came from her oldest son Brooklyn's baseball shirts with her sports luxe themed dresses featuring bright contrast collars and cuffs. And the beanie hats created by Stephen Jones were inspired by David's infamous love of the casual headwear. The catwalk was predominately filled with day dresses with reference to the upcoming military; think khaki, epaulettes, gold buttons and webbing as well as signature Victoria Beckham zips, iconic little black dresses with Karl lagerfeld-esque collars and figure-flattering panels. Victoria's latest pieces echoed the silhouettes from her previous collections to deliver a supportive fit, but not everything was as rigidly tailored. In fact this collection was quite different from Ms Beckham's style in places with various floaty shirt dresses, loose blouses tucked into smart trousers or pencil skirts and flat (yes, flat!) shoes or boots teamed with baseball inspired socks. Proving she's still the same fashionista we know and love with a penchant for high end handbags the designer also introduced the latest addition to her Autumns/Winter 12 entourage, the Harper handbag (below, far right). The bag named after her daughter is the product of her collaboration with the fantastic Katie Hillier and is sure to sell out. Pre-ordering is a must! Team LBD are beyond excited to see Mrs B's outfit changes in the upcoming months to promote these beautifully crafted designs but until then why not peruse VB's current collection here.