In the wake of Phoebe Philo’s departure from Celine, where she had held the position of creative director for a decade, much has been made of who might cater to the women she had serviced so well with her designs. Names have been tossed around and predictions made. However, few designers are more aligned with what was undoubtedly the key to her success—a sense of what real women want seen through the lens of personal experience—than Victoria Beckham.
“I want to create pieces that make a woman’s life easier, clothes that she can really wear,” says Beckham, a working mom of four who certainly gets the need for clothes that function. Glance at her new Pre-Fall collection and it’s filled with items that do exactly that: easy, multi-occasion dresses, polished knits, well-tailored, yet not too “9-5” trousers. Nothing requires too much thought. Each is effortless and classic, yet never boring as Beckham is notoriously thoughtful with color and fabric. And, intended for the modern, on-the-go woman, they’re all designed to travel well, too.