Sep 13, 2016

    Victoria Beckham's fashion show honours 9/11 victims


    THE 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks cast a pall over New York Fashion Week on Sunday, where Victoria Beckham's event paused twice to commemorate the fallen Twin Towers.

    The designer's football legend husband, David Beckham, and their eldest son Brooklyn stood up alongside Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to observe the second of two moments of silence.

    They were the only people standing shortly before the catwalk show got under way at Cipriani on Wall Street after the doors opened at 9.30am.

    Moments of silence were observed at 9.59 am, the time when the South Tower collapsed, and at 10.28am, when the North Tower gave way.

    The former Spice Girl unveiled an experimental and daring spring/summer 2017 collection featuring lingerie-esque dresses, crushed velvet and Wellington-style wide boots to showcase her evolving maturity as a designer.

    "I really think I've come into my own this season. I really do.

    "It's a lot about fabric development," she told reporters.

    "Velvet is normally something that's quite heavy, quite wintery. But this is really, really light, buttery and feels beautiful on the skin and great to wear in the summer," she said.