Fashion should promote gender equality and environmentally friendly practices, renowned British designer Victoria Beckham said on Friday (November 15) at a luxury fashion conference in Paris.
A self-proclaimed feminist, Beckham said more women than men take up senior positions in her clothing company.
“Maybe, girls are better than boys,” said the former member of the pop group Spice Girls, where she assumed the nickname “Posh Spice,” speaking at the Vogue Fashion Festival.
An internationally renowned style icon, Beckham, 45, launched her eponymous clothing brand in 2008, and a more commercial, less expensive label in 2011, when it was named brand of the year.
In September, the businesswoman launched Victoria Beckham Beauty, a makeup line initially focused on eye shadows and lip products, which she says is committed to maintaining sustainable production.
“I certainly think that as an industry, we have to catch up, and I’m trying to do as much as I can,” Beckham said.
Beckham also talked about her design process that she described as loosely taking inspiration from modern culture, whether it be contemporary art or cinematic imagery.
The Vogue Fashion Festival has invited big names in luxury fashion, such as Maria Grazia Chiuri and the late Karl Lagerfeld, in its first three years.
Other industry leaders from labels such as Yves Saint-Laurent, Dior and Balenciaga are expected to attend the two-day festival, which features discussions themed around sustainable fashion, diversity and gender equality.
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