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Beckham’s frocks were elegant, yet relaxed. Surf scenes with black brush strokes that resembled calligraphy popped up throughout the collection on blouses, the edges of A-line skirts and knee-length dresses.
Plaid also was prominent. A slash of it brightened the side of a sleeveless, ankle length shift. At other times, the plaid stood alone, providing the burgundy, white and green palette of a calf-length frock with a jagged neckline.
“It’s an urban surf, not a California surf,” Beckham said backstage. “It’s a different attitude. It’s more about the city.” Her collection was designed for more than size zero fashionistas. “All different shapes and sizes can wear the clothes. It’s a very liberating collection. I feel in a good place, and I think you can see that with the collection.”