#WCIW: Victoria Beckham
Empowering Fashion. Fearless Entrepreneur. Commitment to Charity.
Victoria Beckham first took the world stage rocking platform sandals as a member of the female band The Spice Girls. Over the past two decades, the former pop band icon has been crushing it in nearly every way. Beckham has built a fashion empire, raised a family and is a powerful patron of cancer and AIDS research and numerous children’s charities.
Since launching her eponymous women’s clothing label in 2008, Beckham has exploded into the fashion world—her brand is now carried in nearly every major luxury department store in the world and she has opened her own boutique on Dover Street in London. Of her business, Victoria has said, "I want to empower women, make women feel the best version of themselves." This sentiment can be easily seen and felt in Beckham’s designs. Elegant, modern, and perfectly tailored, the pieces are designed with powerful women in mind and have been wildly successful with everyone from female CEOs to female politicians and celebrities.
Unlike other “celebrity” labels, Beckham has a hand in every aspect of her company and, while she has no formal fashion training, serves as the main creative force behind the collections. The clothes and accessories are all of the highest quality and Beckham insists on trying on every piece to ensure that they are all flattering, comfortable, and wearable. Her line has won numerous Glamour Awards, British Fashion Awards and the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Despite her busy work schedule and family life, Beckham is always determined to make time to give back. She has worked with many charities and causes over the years, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Malaria No More, the Eva Longoria Foundation and UNICEF. Her most dramatic contribution, however, has been to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, for which she has raised over $185,000. For her work, she was entered into the NSPCC Hall of Fame in 2004. She has also worked with Love Our Children USA and received their “Mothers Who Make a Difference” Award in 2009.
For her empowering fashion label, her fearless entrepreneurial spirit and her commitment to charitable causes, Victoria Beckham is this week’s #WCIW.