We’re all for lessons in making stylish dressing simple at GRAZIA, but Victoria Beckham just took relaxed fashion next level.
In what has been widely regarded a wildly successful New York Fashion Week show full of beautiful clothes – despite being assigned a difficult time slot right in the middle of the 9/11 memorial timings, which VB and team addressed with two minutes of respectful silence – it was what she didn’t do that has best caught our attention: worry about wrinkles.
Beckham’s unusual choice of fabrics for her Spring/Summer 2017 collection, best summed up by several radical aqua panné velvet pieces like this skirt below, were a celebration of perfect imperfection.
Perhaps inspired during one of her many trips to Milan (where, like all of Italy, clothing irons are banned in hotel rooms) outfit after outfit of crushed satin or velvet were a genius way to add texture to already chic tailored pieces.
Of course, though there’s method to her pro-wrinkle madness. Before you try at home, consider these three Beckham-mastered wisdoms:
Rule 1: The right fabric is crucial Velvet is a gimme if you’re game – satin and silks work well too. But crushed cotton and wrinkled tees say lazy student rather than lady with style. Don’t even consider going there with polyesters.
Rule 2: Consider going raw in just a few areas The genius to the styling of this jacket below is that only several areas are un-pressed. The pristine sheen in the rest proves the wrinkles are by design rather than accident.
Rule 3: Keep the look luxe It’s all about context: the more formal the look and up-market the materials, the easy crush is to carry off. Best to dodge denim to be safe.
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