”I want to empower women”: Victoria Beckham reveals motivation for new clothing line

It seems that despite putting her popstar days far behind her, Victoria Beckham keeps the Spice Girls’ ‘girl power’ motto close to her heart.

The fashion icon has revealed she designs her clothes in the hope of empowering the women who wear them.

Speaking to Elle Singapore, the 40-year-old brunette beauty said: “I want to make a woman feel her best. I want to empower women.”

Victoria appears on the cover of Elle looking fiercely powerful in a tan trench coat and nothing underneath.

The designer poses with her hands buried deep in her pockets and her head tilted to one side.

An inside shot shows Mrs Beckham wearing an embellished strapless bodycon dress and grey cardi as she leans on a cream sofa and gazes into the distance.

The former popstar looks a vision of elegance and class with her hair scooped back in a chic up ‘do and her make-up simple and sophisticated.

Speaking about her fashion line, VB told the mag she feels a strong need to be in control when it comes to making desicions.

“I just like to be very involved with every element of my business” she says. “And I have a great team of people that work with me.

But I’m very, very involved. My name is on the label, I have a point of view. And it’s important that it comes from me. I don’t want to hand that over to anybody else. I wouldn’t know how to…”

The mum-of-four also said she doesn’t get scared about her business failing.

“I’m not afraid. I think you can learn from everything. I don’t ever think of the negatives, I think of the positives. I’m not competing with anybody else out there; I’m just competing with myself.

“I never went into this to prove anything to anybody, other than myself. I think if you’re too afraid of failure then you won’t challenge yourself, then you won’t move forward. I like to challenge myself.”

Beckham’s missus then went on to say that despite her hard exterior, she’s always up for a laugh.

“People are probably surprised that I have a sense of humour,” she says.

“I like to take the mickey out of myself. As much as I take what I do very seriously, I also want to have fun. I like to poke fun at myself… And I think that surprises people.”