NEW YORK, N.Y. - Easy, sporty dresses in sunbleached colours, friendly prints and a bird or two reflect California's influence on Victoria Beckham and her more affordable Victoria line.
Against bright white walls at Milk Studios, with a sweeping view of the Hudson River downtown, Beckham held her adorable toddler Harper (in a white romper) during the laid-back show, her second in a week and the third for the more casual line.
A dreamy "cloudy moon" print in a sloped-hem sleeveless dress above the knee had a muted white orb on top, fading into a sky of mauve and blue. She used the same pattern in a different silhouette with pleats along a seam at the waist that offered a roomy fit.
Beckham paired greige on top and sunny yellow on the bottom of a sloped-hem sleeveless dress with a dropped waist. A long-sleeve dress was all lace in mint, with the same lace pattern for a long-sleeve top in blush.
Sunny yellows, faded blues, khaki and black came in floral prints, a jagged-dot design and shapes ranging from fun and flouncy above the knee to V-neck and belted, flowing just below the knee. A brighter blue was used for a mini in suede with sleeves nearly to the elbow.
There were sheer panels at side seams in several dresses, including one in midnight blue, and patch pockets on others in black and military green, including one with short sleeves worn by a model and Beckham herself.
The occasional bird popped up on the fronts of a few dresses, including a rooster in green with black tail plumes.
Beckham's usual attention to construction and detail was apparent.
"This is my fun side," Beckham said before one of several small seatings offering a more intimate look at the spring collection. "It's what I wear for the other half of my life. I have four kids. I really do like to have fun."
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