But through Beckham's tony British filter, this meant bringing in men's wear elements and a ton of luxe materials. The key was how she translated it: chiffon and georgette dresses and skirts for instance, in ruffled frills were tempered with terrific knit sweaters and scrunched leather boots.
Bringing in his own roots — also a signature of the Vevers era — the designer included liberty print prairie dresses and Fair Isle sweaters in tonal shades, which was helped balance out the over-the-top styling in places.
A silk printed skirt was paired with a simple cream turtleneck and topped off by one of many fantastic coats on today's runway—all finished with a pendant necklace inspired by the designer's father's cigarette lighter. She's a smartly dressed lady we wouldn't want to mess with
But Vevers wasn't poking fun, instead pulling from the can-do and make-do spirit of the time, best seen in the Paper Moon's pint-sized protagonist played by Tatum O'Neil who's style was a charming Huckleberry Finn-ish tomboy. Translated to 2017, that's bomber and varsity-like jackets patched over, plaid ruffled dresses and hunter coats left loose and a madcap menagerie of accessories.
In a true mix of high-low, uptown-meets-downtown and urban glamour, the show ended on a silk parachute gown in a painterly floral worn open over a pair of terrifically distressed jeans. You never know when you might need to make a dashing getaway.