Victoria Beckham returning to the runway for the first time since pandemic with new handbag line

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Victoria Beckham's handbag collection was designed to be 'practical'.

The 48-year-old singer-turned-designer has just launched her new leather goods range for her eponymous label, and while she admits it's not "the sexiest thing to say", it was important to her that they were made to be used as opposed to just looking stylish.

"I often design with myself in mind, I'm very particular and detail-oriented when designing ready-to-wear, so I wanted to apply the same approach to creating a leather goods line," she explained.

"Although it's not the sexiest thing to say, practicality was hugely important for me and has been considered throughout the design process. The handbags I use have to work for my everyday life and fit everything I need into it, so that was a great starting point for all the designs in the collection."

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On why now was the right time to move into the handbag business, she told WWD: "Launching into the leather goods category is a really important step for the brand, and with our debut in Paris this coming season, we felt it was the right moment. Category forms the next stage of our strategic vision, and having established the right positioning for fashion; it is now the time to develop a corresponding handbag business."

Victoria's label is one of 11 new fashion lines which have been approved to join the schedule for the Spring 2023 Paris Fashion Week shows.

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This will be Beckham's first return to the runway since the global health crisis. She last held a live show for her luxury brand in London in February 2020 before moving to online shows in September 2020 and February 2021.

Last year, the designer held an off-calendar showroom presentation in Paris. Victoria admitted she could not put on a London Fashion Week show in September 2021 because she could not afford it.


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