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Victoria Beckham Drops Basketball-Inspired Reebok Collection

Collaborative partners Victoria Beckham and Reebok are at it again, releasing a sixth capsule collection of footwear and apparel this week.

Drop Six features high-performing sportswear staples inspired by a continued need for ease and adaptability, the Boston-based athleticwear brand said. With cropped, boxy silhouettes revised with feminine proportions, the line was created to reference a certain aesthetic, Beckham said.

“At the beginning of the design process I always start with one key piece that references a particular sport,” she said, noting that Drop Five riffed on the design elements of the tennis dress.

“This Drop sees the introduction of a wide-leg basketball warm-up trouser inspired by my travels to the U.S.,” Beckham added. “My vintage wardrobe also plays a big part in the look and feel of each capsule.”

The creative director pointed to the Reebok M65 Parka as a nod to one of her favorite jackets. “We’ve cropped it, cut it to the waist and fitted it with wide pockets so it can be worn all day long,” she said.

The M65 Parka.
The M65 Parka. Courtesy

Tightly-woven yarns give the seamless pieces a more compact texture that sculpts and supports while allowing for a wide range of motion. The VB Cropped Hoody, a Beckham-designed favorite, was updated to include a jersey lining for added warmth.

Beckham chose a palette of earthy tones like clay and seaspray green in reference to “staycations in the British Isles.” Solar yellow punctuates the line through embroidery and vector taping. Most of the line’s pieces feature a subtle, matte finish with contrasting bold graphics and logos.

Matte, earthy color ways are punctuated with bold logos.
Matte, earthy color ways are punctuated with bold logos. Courtesy

The Drop Six footwear offering features a reworked version of the Zig Kinetica sneaker in solar yellow, as well as the minimalist Club C silhouette, now featuring embossed logos and “graphic iterations of contrasting black and white, as well as a subtle coral glow.” The collection debuted Tuesday on Reebok.com and Beckham’s e-commerce site, and ranges in price from $90-$230.

Reebok is continuing its steady stream of collaborations as it moves through the final stages of acquisition by Authentic Brands Group (ABG) from previous owner Adidas. Earlier this month, the company confirmed that it would be laying off about 150 workers across departments when the deal closes, mostly at its Boston headquarters, which will be revamped as the Reebok Design Center.