Fashion house VICTORIA BECKHAM presented its Fall Winter 2023 Collection, that celebrates experimental and unafraid approach to style, on March 3rd, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The collection explores the excitement of playing dress-up – from children’s costume parties, and teenagers’ rebellious customization, to what we come to define as styling. For the season the brand examines our need for construction of character in eccentric, playful, and modern way. Victoria Beckham was inspired by the unconventional women, as well as by Grey Gardens‘ Little Edie approach to dressing up.
FALL WINTER 2023.24 WOMENSWEAR COLLECTIONS
“Dresses erratically composed from raw patchworks of plissé set an eccentric tone for the season silhouette. They are adorned with large feathers that serve as underpinnings in looks throughout, and enter into trippy plume prints on day and evening dresses. An optical illusion, the prints feed into a focus on texture central to the collection. From shadow plays on transparency to tactile surfaces and things that aren’t what they seem, the effects imbue garments and accessories with a magnetic sense of oddness. Informed by the work of the Brazilian artist Solange Pessoa – who spent decades gathering human hair for her formidable installations – crochet knitwear and bibs are woven from hair extensions, pumps are crafted in the same material, and locks of faux hair slither from hem and necklines.
Circular cuts – which twists and rotates with movement – span the constructions of the collection: the single circular leg holes of long dresses allow skirts to fall dramatically behind the wearer; the circular side panels of knitted tops and skirts hold the silhouette of the garments; and evening gowns structured through circular crinoline that twist around the body breathe life into the collection’s eccentric physicality. It’s an exuberant approach to dressing and construction embodied in a long black dress customised from long strips of mesh fabric transformed into ruffles, or the perverted presence of croc-embossed waist-high leather boots and a matching caban.” – from Victoria Beckham