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Clever Couture: Victoria Beckham from catwalk to high street

Published 19/08/2011 | 05:00

Dress, €58, and boots,
€152, both at
Topshop.com; Mock croc bag, €47 at
River Island
Dress, €58, and boots, €152, both at Topshop.com; Mock croc bag, €47 at River Island

It's a fair assumption that Victoria Beckham doesn't like anything to be messy. Clean lines, neat silhouettes and block colours marched down the catwalk for her Autumn/Winter show. Even the grooming was super minimal with barely-there make-up and every wisp of hair tucked tightly into swimming cap style headpieces. Each look perfectly executed and powerfully elegant.

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She is not the only designer to embrace a head-to-toe, tone-on-tone palette this season. Diane von Furstenberg chose cobalt blue while Mulberry went all out with emerald green.

If you're going to profess such loyalty to a single hue, let it be rich garnet red. It's destined to blitz every shop floor this season, is deliciously rich and promises to flatter. The key to committing to a matching ensemble is to experiment with texture. Matte jersey mixed with a mock croc bag like this one from River Island is an ideal combination.

-- Niamh O'Rourke

Irish Independent

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