Victoria Beckham talks business
Spice Girls singer turned designer Victoria Beckham has revealed the inner workings of her fashion company and the figures simply speak for themselves.
The talented star recently admitted that she was "embarrased" about her background when launching a career in fashion, but has now opened up about the growing success of her business and explained that it has taken off beautifully over the past three years:
"In the first collection we produced 400 dresses and we had nine retail partners internationally, and now we're producing about 500 pieces with all categories in just over 300 stores worldwide. Though I'm trying to take baby steps, the business is growing very quickly. Our turnover year-over-year has increased over 120 percent. I think to anyone's standards that's very impressive."
Referring specifically to her career change, she recalled some particularly useful advice from fellow designer and friend Marc Jacobs:
"I'm very aware of people's preconceptions. But the product spoke for itself. When I was starting out I remember Marc Jacobs saying, 'As long as the quality is great, then people can say it's not their personal taste, but they can't say that it's rubbish.' And that's very true."
Watch her recent acceptance speech from the British Fashion Awards, where she won the coveted Designer Brand title, below:
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