Victoria Beckham unveiled her first signature handbag at her New York Fashion Week show.

Published: 23rd September 2010
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Victoria Beckham unveiled her first signature LV Handbags at her New York Fashion Week show.

The singer-turned-fashion-designer debuted her Spring/Summer 11 line in a townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side yesterday afternoon. The range consisted of 26 elegant dresses and her first statement bag.

Victoria sat in the front row giving her own commentary on all the looks, discussing her inspirations, fabrics and the techniques employed making each dress and accessory.

Victoria said she was particularly proud of her bag, which will sell for £1200. She said she had created the luxury item in collaboration with Marc Jacobs designer Katie Hillier and was glad of Katie's expertise in the area.

"I knew what I wanted, but I needed someone with the expertise, who knew about factories," Victoria said.

The Victoria Women Handbags is a square, two-handled tote that comes in two colours, buffalo and crocodile. It also comes in two sizes, one smaller bag and one large travelling one.

Victoria's dresses received admiring gasps as they came down the runway. In a departure from her usual style, Victoria favoured flowy silhouettes instead of her usual structure and corsetry.

She said she had created on violet silk number by simply wrapping one and a half metres of fabric around herself and tying it in a knot.

Another stand-out garment was a mandarin-coloured shift dress. Victoria explained the piece had been made in three sections, with the middle segment cut on the bias to make it as flattering as possible.

"It really hugs and flatters the body. I wanted to celebrate curves," she said. "And the cotton fabric really soaks up the colour".

Silk in eye-popping shades featured heavily in Victoria's show, as did high-waistlines and statement seams.

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