Scene setting: Under the painted domed ceiling of Cipriani Wall Street (formerly the New York Merchant Stock Exchange), Victoria Beckham sent out a softly tailored collection comprising fluid trousers, sharp collared shirts, wide-shouldered jackets and gauzy, billowing dresses, in a perfect balance of power and femininity.

Mood board: Bringing back familiar silhouettes but reworking them in new fabrics featuring prints, pastels and embellishments, Beckham’s latest collection was a study in the multifaceted aspects of female identity. Transparent pencil skirts were paired with oversized men’s-style shirts and realised in candy pink and butter shades. Sleeveless trench coats resembled dresses thanks to the use of delicate fabrics that elegantly hung on the form. The mood was easy and comfortable, yet bold and confident in the clothing's restraint, making it a well-received showing in all regards.

Finishing touches: While known for her minimalist approach, Beckham embraced some sparkle this season with embellishments such a streaks of silver in a black midi skirt, iridescent flashes in bias cut dresses and a glittery shoe or two, topped off with an anklet.

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