From singing sensation to designer powerhouse, Victoria Beckham is the fashion industry’s hardest working star.
When Victoria Beckham announced a few years ago that she is launching her own fashion label, fashion critics rolled their eyes at the thought of another short-lived celebrity fashion line. People questioned how involved the ex-Spice girl would be and if she really understands what women want to wear.
“At the start, it was tough because people had preconceptions, but I worked incredibly hard and kept my head down,” said Mrs Beckham.
Now in her eighth season, Victoria has hushed her critics and is climbing the fashion ladder at a veracious pace scooping Designer Brand of the Year at the 2011 British Fashion Awards right under the noses of industry heavyweights Stella McCartney, Tom Ford and Burberry. Season after season her business figures increase, and it is incredible to think that for her first collection she produced only 400 dresses and now boasts a 5,000 piece-strong collection that is sold in over 300 stores worldwide.
Her designs are understated and elegant, modern and timeless and with women like Oprah Winfrey, Eva Longoria, Katy Perry and Demi Moore all wearing her clothes, it is evident that Victoria designs for all sizes and ages. Her keen involvement in the entire design process is refreshing and she even goes as far as personally explaining each look during her intimate runway shows.
Finding a balance between her rising fashion business and home life keeps her on her high-heeled toes and she recently said to Women’s Wear Daily,
“As any working mom out there knows, it really is like juggling glass balls when you’ve got the kids and a husband to look after, and you’re passionate about your career. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Victoria is no longer stuck in the shadows of her 90’s pop career and soccer star husband, she has truly found her calling, and through tenacity, hard work and true passion for the fashion industry, she deserves our spotlight article in this inspirational issue.