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Several celebrities try their hand at designing fashion collections to improve their star power, but it's a rare occasion when one sticks around for several seasons and earns high marks within the fashion world.
Such is the case for Victoria Beckham, who showed a strong fall 2013 collection at New York Fashion Week yesterday, an evolved (and tasteful) departure from previous seasons.
Best known for her signature body-conscious dresses, Posh went another direction and sent a series of mod-inspired, boxy '60s silhouettes down the runway for a fresh take on fall.
We saw cozy knit beanies paired with playful shift dresses layered with turtlenecks for a covered-up, conservative twist to her usual aesthetic.
And as with several designers this season, black was back and better than ever, softened with muted tones of gray, rust, camel and berry, with a touch of shine.
The retro schoolgirl theme still carried a smidgen of sexiness thanks to knee-high socks and flirty miniskirts, but as a whole, the collection indicated that Beckham is evolving as a designer.
"Her muse was a girl who looks sexy without trying. It was a more intellectual approach," commented Sharon Graubard, Senior Vice President Fashion Director of StyleSight.
Looks like this is one savvy celeb who will continue to impress and prove her place in the industry.