Pre-collections aren’t a new thing for Victoria Beckham. Resort 2016 is her fourth, but it’s the first one she’s opted to show to the press. “I feel like I know my customer now, what she wants from me,” Beckham said, explaining why she thought this one was camera-ready.
Asymmetry was one of her main themes. The collection-opening cape-coat hybrid buttoned diagonally up one shoulder, and cocktail dresses and gowns featured straps that were different from one side to another. Loose, boxy shapes were another big message, but Beckham will never be able to escape her signature body-con dress. You can call it a curse or you can call it a blessing, but that’s what happens when you have such a big hit so early. As smart as the collection looked overall, it was probably hardest to resist a black wiggle dress with a trompe l’oeil white knit tee underneath.