It has been a decade since Victoria Beckham set herself up as a designer, putting her life as Posh Spice firmly behind her. There’s only one connection she’s prepared to draw between her business now and the Spice Girls then: “What we did was celebrate being different. We showed it was okay to be who you are,” Beckham said. “And that’s what this is about—empowering women through fashion. All women are different, and there’s something for everybody.”
It’s funny to think that VB is an icon in the memories of millennial and Gen Zers in their 20s, and, simultaneously, a wardrobe-inspirer to women of her own 40s-and-above generation. With her anniversary show, held in a gallery right next door to her Dover Street store, she recognized that: focusing all the hoopla around her anniversary on asserting the age-inclusivity of her brand. It was a smart, bracing surprise to see her opening her show with another British icon who started her own lasting career around the Spice Girl era, that avatar of ’90s cool and elegance Stella Tennant.
She was in a white trouser suit with wide pants, a lace-trimmed satin camisole, and silver metallic low-heeled boots. That got things very much off on the right foot. Tasha Tilberg and Aymeline Valade also walked, alongside the likes of Rianne Van Rompaey and Edie Campbell—supermodels of the new generation.
Dare to impress, take a closer look at the big pictures closely and enjoy, it’s exciting already.