New York Fashion Week S/S 2013: Victoria Beckham preppy-chic in her RTW collection

We all know that designing a fashion collection is something that models, singers or actors often dabble in, and the results can be mixed. Some collections we’re not so sure about (think Kardashian Kollection for Sears), while others can surprise us. Victoria Beckham is one such singer-cum-designer.

Before she was designing pieces with uber cute cat motifs or fitted hourglass dresses, she was spicing up our lives as part of one of the greatest pop groups of the noughties. Perhaps it’s our ongoing affection for the Spice Girls that triggers us to be bias towards VB, but the truth is… Queen Victoria can really design fabulous clothes.

Her latest unveiling at New York Fashion Week showcased a slight move away from her signature dresses that often appear to be part of the wearers’ skin. With a sharp black, white and radiant red palette, the collection included chic, tailored separates: blazers, crisp shirts, fitted skirts, slim trousers and longer jackets.

There were of course elements of the preppy glam that is Beckman’s staple uniform, and the vibrant splashes of red throughout the collection were a welcome and flattering change from the muted black and red palette. The beauty looks echoed Beckham’s personal preference: natural, no fuss glam, consisting of long straight hair and rosy pink lips.

An incredibly smart series of ensembles and separates, this was an incredibly wearable collection that will easily translate from runway to real life. As it has been for some time now, Beckham has certainly cemented her status as a genuinely talented designer, and we’re lusting over many of these latest looks.