NY Fashion Week a Beckham family affair

Victoria Beckham has brought leopard print back at Fashion Week in New York.
Victoria Beckham has brought leopard print back at Fashion Week in New York.

Usually, Victoria Beckham takes a quick little bow and a wave at the end of her runway show. On Sunday, she changed it up a little, rushing over to the front row to embrace husband David Beckham and their three younger children, Romeo, Cruz and Harper.

Beckham may have been emotional because she was beginning what she called her label's 10th anniversary year. In her show notes, the British designer noted that she wanted Sunday's show to be "a quiet celebration of where we have come since those very first appointments here in New York." In September, she plans to show at London Fashion Week to fete her anniversary.

Beckham was also showing in a new space on the Upper East Side of Manhattan - the James A. Burden House, an Italian Renaissance-style mansion completed in 1905. Guests climbed a grand spiral staircase to arrive at the show.

It was a collection heavy on workplace looks, with belted coats and jackets with defined shoulders and drawn-in waists. Her favourite item, Beckham said afterward, was a striking belted leopard-print coat, made from a chenille jacquard fabric that was based on Venetian upholstery. She also featured clingy leggings, ankle cuffs in leather, and a print on silk that resembled fur - "my take on fake fur," she explained afterward.

Australian Associated Press