Best shows from NYFW SS18 Day 5: Victoria Beckham, Public School and Diane Von Furstenberg

Best shows from NYFW SS18 Day 5: Victoria Beckham, Public School and Diane Von Furstenberg

New York Fashion Week

Text: Veronika Bondarenko

Editor: Andrea Sim

Victoria Beckham takes inspiration from her mini me, Public School challenges the blueprint of garments, and Jonathan Saunders revisits the Diane Von Furstenberg of the '70s

The collection: From the moment designer Victoria Beckham's first look emerged on the runway, it was clear that the designer intended a soft, dusty palette for spring 2018. A sheer pink pencil skirt (look 1) gave way to mint (looks 3 & 6) and then lilac (19 & 24) — the ensembles exuding effortless femininity, per Beckham's modus operandi. Her yellow rodeo-ready shirt was accented with a peek of orange collar (look 1), and then there's a hint of that peacock blue we're hearing so much about (looks 2 & 9). She revealed an unlikely source of inspiration; that it was her young daughter who convinced her to experiment with colour. 

In the front row: Husband and son David and Brooklyn Beckham, cheering on their leading woman. 

Buro loves: Beckham's versatility this season — demonstrating growth in her capacity as a designer. 

The collection: Designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne are all aboard slapping a catchy acronym and slapstick sayings on their clothing, once upon seen at DKNY when the duo took charge for over a year. At Public School spring 2018 — or PSNY, according to dad caps and hoodies (looks 19, 22 & 24) — the duo enlisted the reworked garment as the collection's anchor: The plaid shirt, overlayed with transluscent fabric (look 1); the top-stitch suit, with its sleeves lopped off (look 17); and the sweatshirt, transformed with harnesses and recognisable only upon closer inspection (look 30). In the vein of challenging the blueprint of clothing, Chow and Osborne did well to translate their messaging.

I spy: A summer pet project beckoning the craft-enthusiast.

Worth the investment: A waterproof bum bag (look 18). While the waist pouch's homecoming has spawned an array of leather iterations across the industry, we're all for the quality of 'utility first' with this functional accessory. 

The collection: Designer Diane von Furstenberg rose to prominence in the '70s and apart from her now iconic wrap dress, she was also celebrated for her bold prints and code of glam. For current helm Jonathan Saunders, spring 2018 was a tribute of sorts. Excess came by way of fringing (looks 17 & 39), eye-catching floral prints (looks 11, 12 & 22) and a certain sheen applied on ensembles throughout (looks 1, 4 & 6). And as always, the brand's most sought after garment remains the dress. In this collection specifically, looks 29 and 33 were whipped up to be the centre of any party. 

Spotted in the front row: Models Karlie Kloss and Poppy Delevigne rooting for Saunders' second outing at DVF.

Try this now: For those with a box of scarves that have seen better days, give them new life by knotting a handful together to create a belt — just like the one in look 3. 

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