2010 February 15

Runway Reviews: Victoria Beckham, Behnaz Sarafpour

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(NEW YORK) Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham greeted each guest attending the intimate showings of her new collection personally, discussing the fabric, concept, color, fit and construction of each piece. Inspired by Dick Tracy and the film noir femme fatale, Beckham's pieces mixed structure with draping, achieving a series of elegant silhouettes for both day and evening. The models sported round sunglasses from the recently-relaunched Victoria Beckham eyewear collection. Red, black, and white platforms produced in collaboration with Brian Atwood were striking as well, mostly for their skyscraper height.

Behnaz Sarafpour
Behnaz Sarafpour’s creations are unrelentingly pretty, and this season, she delivered the same suppressed sense of energy with an intriguing new approach--sportswear. Black twill wide-leg trousers and tweed wrap jackets revealed Sarafpour’s desire to move into a more casual, relaxed realm--at least for now. "I was always a tomboy at heart," she explained. "I love menswear-inspired clothes that have an ease to them.” Refreshing and effortless, Sarafpour’s cohesive collection proved that she can conquer this new genre with her signature grace.