Victoria Beckham's collections have come a long way over the past 10 seasons. From that initial ambition to create the perfect dress, the brand's dizzying growth has now colonised the market in handbags, sunglasses and as we saw today the full gamut of clothing categories. It was the trouser and beautifully cut shorts that took centre stage today at Beckham's mainline presentation. "As soon as I launched VVB, it allowed me to move into separates and push in a different direction. Seperates are doing incredibly well for us which is why I really wanted to focus on the trouser. Trousers are really difficult to get right and I never want to put anything out there until I'm happy it's perfect," Beckham explained backstage.
So what does a VB trouser look like? Cut from menswear fabrics, with front pleats and a low waisted, slouchy silhouette, the designer's take on tailoring is decidedly masculine. "It's that boy meets girl thing. I still love a fitted dress but then there's the other side of me that wants to feel a little but more at ease, a little bit more relaxed. But still sharp," she qualifies.
That ease was the abiding theme of the day with flirty, frill edged tops layered over trousers and matched with curve cut jackets - an aesthetic the designer described as, "a feminine wave." Cute pleated, flippy mini dresses were paired with sheer panelled bombers complete with hand stitched appliqués.
The key motif was the equilateral triangle, heat bonded on to organza tops and repeated on chic totes. As far as palette was concerned Beckham kept things clean and monochrome with pops of claret and fuchsia, grey and powder blue cutting through. Shoes designed once more in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik included polished mule wedges and elastic wrapped heels.
And what of her ridiculously photogenic family? Mr Beckham and little Harper were seated on the FROW cheering her on - how does she manage to juggle it all? "If Im being honest, I do find it very difficult. I think as a working mum you always feel guilty and that's not a great emotion to carry around with you. My family is my priority but I love my job." Has David been standing in more now his work is done on the pitch? "Actually he's busier than ever," Victoria laughs.
Watch the full show below...