“Victoria and I’ve at all times been in dialog about style,” says Mia Regan. She’s referring, in fact, to Victoria Beckham, with whom – as a rising mannequin and an influential dresser herself – Mia has at all times had tons to speak about. It was final 12 months, when Victoria prompt a louche pair of trousers in certainly one of her collections be named after Mia, who “loves a dishevelled match”, that the thought of a collaboration first got here up.
“I’ve at all times needed to do one thing like this,” provides Mia, who was given full artistic freedom to design the six-piece denim capsule, which launches on 27 October on Victoria’s devoted e-commerce website and her flagship on Dover Road. “I felt that [Victoria] actually trusted me”, she says. “To see her in full work mode was cool.”
For Victoria, the capsule assortment was an “thrilling technique to carry [Mia’s] signature Gen-Z aptitude” to her eponymous model. “Mia has at all times had a singular method to style and styling,” she tells British Vogue. “I really like that she’s enjoyable and never afraid to attempt new issues in the case of her private model, which is mirrored within the capsule.”
The gathering is made up of “simple denim silhouettes” which have all been given “Mia’s fashion-forward contact”, Victoria explains. Specializing in denim was a pure determination, on condition that it’s key to each ladies’s wardrobes. “Denim has been a relentless in my wardrobe since I used to be a bit of lady. It’s so sensible and versatile!” says Victoria. Mia, who first met Victoria by the designer’s son, Romeo Beckham, is in settlement: “The factor I really like essentially the most about denim is that it’s so versatile.”
Victoria had a hand within the course of, however left it as much as Mia to carry the concepts they mentioned to life. “I needed to remain actually genuine to myself,” Mia explains. The 19-year-old was in New York for style week when she discovered the collaboration was going forward, and instantly got down to discover inspiration. Her first cease? The thrift retailer Goodwill – certainly one of her go-to buying locations when she’s within the US – the place she discovered a retro denim jacket. The bell-sleeved jacket, along with the worn-in classic denim in her personal wardrobe, and hand-me-downs from her mum, inform the nostalgic silhouettes within the assortment.
After bouncing concepts round in preliminary design conferences with Victoria, Mia made a visit to the manufacturing facility in Italy earlier this 12 months to see the primary samples. “It was an experimental course of,” explains Mia of the splicing and transforming that came about throughout her time with the staff. She describes absorbing their terminology, as she flipped by swatches and requested questions, as certainly one of her highlights of the journey. To make sure her denim stands out from different types available on the market, Mia paid cautious consideration to finer particulars, incorporating vibrant pink and yellow stitching, leather-based patches and her personal brand. “They’re like little Easter eggs,” she smiles. “The entire challenge gave me quite a lot of confidence.”
Mia struggles to call a favorite piece (“I really like each certainly one of them and can defend them with my life!”), however she’s going to say the stone-wash puddle flare denims and waistcoat have a end that’s not like anything she owns. “You’ll be able to put on them unexpectedly or one piece at a time,” she says proudly. “In the summertime or the winter.”
Victoria is simply as thrilled with the outcomes of the younger mannequin’s efforts. “This capsule is so solely Mia,” she says. “And I really like that.”