Victoria Beckham Fall Winter 2013

Remember when Victoria Beckham only did the same tight dress? Then she added coats, and it was a BIG deal. And then she experimented with trousers (wow!) And when she wanted to do an oversized silhouette, she created a new collection. The problem with this brand (well, there is a LOT of problems with this brand, but the main problem now) is that that it has no personality. Aside from a few unoriginal tight dresses we recognize as hers, the looks all appear to be heavily inspired by other current brands (I’m seeing a bit of Raf, Alex Wang, Ghesquiere, and more.) I know that other brands, in fact most brands, do this. But other brands turn other people’s ideas into their own, whereas Beckham simply takes them and does a second rate version without injecting her own handwriting (because she doesn’t have one.)

On that note, I am pretty sure she does play an active role in the design of this collection, because if it was trained professionals, then there would have been a personality to this brand that doesn’t change at her every whim. She behaves in a way I would imagine a child to, when designing. Every time she gets in the mood for a new shape (inspired by an established brand), she adds it to her collection. And that results in a blend of expensive (albeit beautiful) fabrics made into a mish mash of designs that draw from a large number of great designer’s work, without any real story or personality.

I love…

Nothing. There are a few pieces I would gladly wear, but I’d prefer to buy the from the designer who made them the first time, not Victoria Beckham’s copy version.

I loathe…

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that this coat reminds me very much of another designer’s work (can someone help me out) and makes me wonder if she will ever come up with an original, good idea.

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dresses that lack substance.

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the tight dress that never goes away.

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a heinous, shapeless coat dress.

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the worst colour yellow.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Dimitar

    I can’t agree more on the yellow. And I prefered the tight dresses really, at least they were somewhat ‘signiture’. And now there are gone :D For me, this collection feels too Phoebe Philo.

  • Selene

    I’m sorry, but can’t you just get over VB? I love reading your collection reviews, but when it comes to VB or Stella McCartney, or someone else who’s got famous parents etc., I swear I wanna stop following you. So she has her signature garments, so what? Can’t you see you’re making the same “tight dress” here (figuratively speaking), criticizing her collections in the same way every season?

    P.S. I’m not a fan of her designs.
    P.P.S.I really respect your fashion insider opinion, please just stop reviewing VB’s collections, this looks like you’re jealous, every time.

  • H.T

    Phoebe Philo seems to have been a HUGE influence this season….

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Yes, but those tight dresses were copies of Roland Mouret, her whole identity is based on a dress that someone else designed. Good call on the Philo references, that’s where that coat came from.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    I’ll agree, I’m getting bored of reviewing her collections, as they are terrible time after time. And yes, after this season, I sort of decided I was going to stop. But I am definitely not jealous. Never in a million years would I want to be her, or anything like her. She’s a farce.

  • Nat

    I agree she needs to make her team work and she only need to do the business side of the brand.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Or how about just quit completely and let the designers design?