Victoria Beckham launches her fall collection and her first line of bags
After launching her Monogram as part of the pre-collection in January, Victoria Beckham traveled to Paris this week to launch her first full line of bags. Ranging from classic handbags to clutches and bucket bags, the proposal completes a formidable Fall/Winter 2022 collection based on pieces intended for style. Knitted jumpsuits and sheer, sequined dresses invite the wearer to layer and wrap like Beckham. Anders Christian Madsen visited Victoria in Paris to talk about the collection.
Tell me about your new bags.
“We had bags before, but that came from working on the runway collection and wanting to finish a silhouette. This time we’re much more strategic about it, making sure everything is functional and every detail is They are very architectural, some are more structured, some are softer.
Does one of the pouches have a men’s wristwatch chain as a handle?
“Yeah, so when I got my OBE…”
Excuse me, sorry, I didn’t understand?
“When I got my OBE…”
What is that?
“When I got my OBE…”
Oh, yes, when you got your OBE!
“… My husband bought me a watch, and I love men’s watches, and I loved the strap detail. So when we made this clutch – which is a status thing – I thought it would be great to have something quite masculine on the bag.This watch chain detail looks like this.
How would you wear the disc-shaped bag?
“It’s a cute little bag that you can carry over your shoulder, or in your hand, or cross-body yourself. I just wanted a new bag that I couldn’t find anywhere else.
What was the first designer bag you bought?
“You know, it was probably a Fendi Baguette. I had a few baguettes back then, in the 90s.”
Do you still have them?
“No, I made a sale years ago where I got rid of everything and gave all the money to the Red Cross.”
That’s how you lost all your tight dresses…
“Well, that was a lot of money for charity.”
I can’t believe you got rid of all your Hervé Leger dresses.
“Yes I did it.”
And now you have nothing to wear in Miami…
“That’s why I created this VB body!”
Alright, let’s talk about your new knitted bodysuit.
“I don’t know if you would call it a bodysuit, leotard or catsuit, but it’s an all-in-one knit piece that’s perfect for winter. We layer it with this green gabardine dress and this very pretty coat, slightly oversized and a little cocoon, that we see through some outdoor pieces this season.
Would you wear this bodysuit alone?
“Not alone, but I’d wear it with a dress over it. I’d wear it with a skirt over it. We’ve been making turtleneck bodysuits for a while, and they’re great layering pieces. They can really finish an outfit and make it extra thoughtful.With this knit one, you would absolutely throw a dress over it.
Is there a similar style sensibility to your sequin dresses?
“Yes, we take the sequins and create cutout shapes from the sequins and then layer them with organza which makes it more interesting and modern, exposing some of the sequins but also showing the stitching details of the organza like Well, it’s a glass effect.
It’s such a complex way to put together what essentially becomes a single dress.
“It’s a silhouette that’s very recognizable to us as a brand, but then you look at it and you’re not quite sure what it is. You have cutout and layering details… They’re sexy. The dresses are where I started. As a woman, I want to wear a sexy bodycon dress again. I want to wear sequins.