Victoria Beckham credits move back to London as source of New York Fashion Week success

Victoria Beckham says her latest collection was inspired by her move back to Britain.

The fashion designer – who, along with husband David and their four children, left Los Angeles last year to live in London – showcased her autumn/winter 2013-14 range at New York Fashion Week yesterday (10.02.13) and the tailored cashmere coats, elegant tuxedo suits and graphic intarsia knits paid homage to her new life.

She said: “I am spending a lot more time in England now.

“And yes, I have become a bit of a material nerd. I’ve spent a lot of time in Europe, but it is about fabric, texture, British heritage tweeds and knitwear from Scotland – and I took a lot of inspiration from men’s clothes.

“I prefer the word mannish. I wanted to translate those shapes into a feminine silhouette, so there is volume in the coats and that tuxedo shape, but turned into a gilet.”

Posh Spice once again won over the critics with her collection, which also features A-line skirts, sophisticated dresses and two new handbags.

Among those in the front row were husband David – who was seen looking after their 19-month-old daughter Harper backstage – and US Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

After New York, London Fashion Week is up next, starting on Friday 15 February and strutting its stuff until Tuesday 19.