Victoria Beckham Spring 2013 RTW

Launch Slideshow

SHOW: Victoria Beckham Spring 2013

THEME: Posh Spice gets real

HAIR: Guido Paolo for Redken

MAKEUP: Diane Kendal for Maybelline

ACCESSORIES: Flat sandals by Manolo Blahnik with leather gladiator-style legwarmers; tall black hats with floppy brims; wide belts; peep-toe booties; large clutches with lattice-print detailing

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: You know a collection is good when we almost (almost!) forget that Mr. Hottie Hotterson himself, David Beckham, is in the building.

Sticking to a palette of black, white, and an invigorating reddish saffron (take that, pastels!), the former pop star proved that her fashion success is no fluke by delivering a collection that promised “versatility, modernity, and ease,” according to the show notes.

Taking inspiration from her real female shoppers, Beckham added more forgiving cuts and (shocker!) flat shoes from Manolo Blahnik to give her minimalistic pieces a dash of democracy. A white blouse with lace lattice-print sleeves and hip-length jackets slashed at the midsection had a universal appeal, while sexier options included flashes of peekaboo underwear and flirty miniskirts that marked a major departure from the designer’s typical knee-length sheaths.

What we’re really crushing on, though, are the form-fitting sheaths with smart little collars, sexy lace panels, and sharp cuts that, we couldn’t help but notice, seemed to create several “V” shapes. Don’t worry, Posh—there’s no subliminal messaging required here.