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Victoria Beckham wows with polished autumn 17 collection

Victoria Beckham wows with polished autumn 17 collection

Victoria Beckham unveiled a polished line with '60s-inspired touches for autumn/winter 2017.

The British fashion designer presented her latest collection as part of New York Fashion Week on Sunday (12Feb17), offering up a range of chic separates and classic tailoring.

"The attitude is of freedom, of confidence, of power. It's an optimistic outlook. These are clothes for reality, and a real woman's life," shared Beckham of the collection in an Instagram post.

To open the show, the designer had a model styled in a striking ensemble of a pale blue colour blocked shirt, a navy blazer, sheer chiffon calf-length skirt and slouchy knee-high black leather boots.

A line-up of conservative silhouettes followed, with most models barely showing even a hint of skin. There was a long burgundy dress worn with bright red ankle boots, an oversize navy suit matched with a sheer black shirt and a knitwear dress with a grey, cream and navy pattern which was paired with burgundy leather boots and full-length black leather gloves.

For the most part, Beckham opted for a palette inspired by gentleman's club colours, such as oxblood red, navy and black, while the models' wore make-up in shades of rose pink, powder blue and raspberry.

The colour scheme was evident in a tartan-style blazer and dresses with prints inspired by the works of British surrealist painter Paul Nash, which were all closely tailored to the body. Beckham played with classic menswear tailoring, including wide-cut trousers and blazers, but mixed the hard lines with feminine fabrics such as silk, georgette and sinuous jersey.

A show stopper had to be the last number of the presentation, a bright tomato red chiffon dress with wide collar and ruffled skirt. And when it came to accessories, the fashion star opted for a similar practical approach, offering up handbags in the shape of boxy vanity cases as well as flat shoes, monk-style boots with silver buckles and ankle boots with a strong wedge heel.

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