She's having a pretty excellent year

She's having a pretty excellent year


Victoria Beckham will have to find a little more space on her mantlepiece - the designer has just won yet another fashion award for her eponymous label.

On Monday night Victoria scooped Luxury Brand Of The Year at the Walpole British Luxury Awards, which were held in a ceremony at The Dorchester. And naturally VB picked up the award wearing a belted long gold dress from her own label. 

The award adds to a string of accolades Victoria already has under her stylish belt, including Brand Of The Year at the 2014 British Fashion Awards (she is nominated again this year) which she accepted in an emotional speech last December, thanking her business partner Simon Fuller, her husband David and telling guests "we've come a long way since the Spice Girl dressing room days."

Victoria faced heavy skepticism back in 2008, when she announced she was launching her own brand. "There were a lot of raised eyebrows... well those who could raise their eyebrows, that I was going to design a fashion line" she joked. But in the years since VB has proved all the naysayers wrong, and her label is now a respected stalwart of the British Fashion Industry, with an army of A-list fans too numerous to count. 

Gigi Hadid wearing Victoria Beckham

In 2014 sales of Victoria Beckham clothing doubled to £30 million in a single year (that's £83 000 worth of stock sold in a single day) proof that all the hard work has very much paid off. 

Very well deserved. Congrats VB! 

What is it about Victoria Beckham? Here's why Team InStyle love her label

Hannah Rochell, Fashion Features Editor 

"She's really good at clean, sophisticated designs which, given her pop star background, has always been a bit of a surprise. Plus she loves a pop of bright colour like tomato red or curry yellow."

Emily Dean, Deputy Editor

"The VB label has been such a success story because she's focused on classic tailoring over gimmicks – a really clever move and one that linked her brand with true investment pieces -  which was so crucial in moving her way beyond the wag/pop star stuff. Her pieces totally reflect how women want to look – and the genius part is that the collection is constantly evolving to reflect the way Victoria Beckham is constantly evolving. She's kind of the living breathing reflection of the clothes." 

Amy Bannerman, InStyle Fashion Editor 

"I think she designs for women. More recently she's also broken away from a very body-conscious silhouette, which I think has made her designs more interesting."

Chloe Mac Donnell, Editorial Assistant 

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"Because it's fashion-y without looking too "fashion." It's not try hard, instead it's effortless, understated, very wearable but still very cool. Bit like her really."