Victoria Beckham: ‘I guess it was a sign of insecurity, wearing very tight clothes’

Victoria Beckham has an office in her Cotswolds house, where she spent lockdown, but when she answers the phone, that’s not where she is. Harper has been required by her school to wear uniform at home, “which at first I thought was a bit strange, I wasn’t expecting it. But for her it helps, because it keeps her routine going.” For the rest of the family, sartorial standards have slipped a little. We’ve been going out on country walks every day, so the only shoes I wear are an old pair of trainers. So, definitely no heels.” Right now there’s always music on in the house, whether that’s me playing it or David or the kids In the not-too-distant future, Beckham is looking forward to getting back into her London workspace. There is so much that you can do digitally now, but at a certain point you need to be able to put your hands on the clothes.” She might be ready to ditch the jeans and trainers soon, too. I’m really grateful for the family time, but I’m ready to be a little bit sociable now.” It sounds like a good moment to hand over to the students… Isabelle Hill, fashion management and communication, Sheffield Hallam University No, not really. Looking back, I guess it was a sign of insecurity that I would always wear clothesthat were very tight, very fitted. As the business took off and I got busier, my style changed, because I just can’t run around the studio doing everything in high heels. I believe that people will be travelling less, which I hope will make the industry a more level playing field. It will be lessabout those crazily expensive shows that only the biggest brands can afford, and more about creativity. Harriet Scott, fashion communication, Northumbria University It seemed obvious that it had to be Victoria Beckham. Selina Borji, fashion communication, Liverpool John Moores University I always want to better myself, so criticism is always useful. They showed me that a fashion brand isn’t just about what you put on the catwalk, it’s about price points, what the customer wantsand when. I had a lot to learn when I started out, and I had to surround myself with people who knew about all that stuff. Lara Hammersley, fashion communication and promotion, Norwich University of the Arts I’m always inspired by the 90s. Emily Hewitt, fashion design, Liverpool John Moores University Get as technologically savvy as you can, because that is going to be key. Everyone is going to have to work that little bit harder to succeed in their chosenfield, while we all navigate coming out of this situation. Sometimes inspiration comes from looking at something that I wouldn’tnecessarily wear, and thinking about how to get from that place to creating something I find beautiful. Gracie D’Silva, fashion design, Leeds Arts University Enjoy the journey. Kelsie March, fashion design, University of Hertfordshire I wouldn’t call them knockbacks. • Comments on this piece are premoderated to ensure the discussion remains on the topics raised by the article.