Style Icon and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham Visits Holt Renfrew Vancouver
Showcases fall/winter 2012 fashion presentation exclusively at Holt Renfrew
VANCOUVER, June 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Style icon and fashion designer Victoria Beckham visited Holt Renfrew's Vancouver flagship store today Friday, June 15 for a photo call followed by a private event. The Victoria Beckham event at Holt Renfrew was her first visit to Canada, promoting her Victoria Beckham and Victoria, Victoria Beckham collections, carried exclusively at Holt Renfrew in Canada.
"Thank you to all of the wonderful people of Vancouver who came to support me and my collection at Holt Renfrew today," said Victoria Beckham. "Not even a two-hour delay at the airport could dampen a really fabulous day!! Thank you to the team at Holt Renfrew for hosting such a chic event."
Holt Renfrew President Mark Derbyshire hosted the customer event, welcoming Victoria to Vancouver and to Holt Renfrew.
"Holt Renfrew is honoured to welcome Victoria Beckham today, and our Vancouver customers are so pleased to have this opportunity to meet her," said Holt Renfrew President Mark Derbyshire. "Today, we celebrate a great Holt Renfrew partnership with Victoria Beckham. It has been impressive to watch this fashion star rise, and we offer a toast to your success"
The public is invited to view an installation in store showcasing the "world of Victoria Beckham" at Holt Renfrew, including ready-to-wear, handbags sunglasses at Holt Renfrew Vancouver.
Victoria Beckham is a joint venture between Victoria Beckham and Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment Ltd.
Images of Victoria Beckham's personal appearance and fall/winter 2012 fashion presentation at Holt Renfrew are now available for download on wireimage.com.
WHO: Victoria Beckham
WHAT: Personal appearance and fall/winter 2012 fashion presentation
WHERE: Holt Renfrew Vancouver
WHEN: Friday, June 15
About Holt Renfrew
There's no place like Holts! Celebrating a 175-year heritage, Holt Renfrew is recognized worldwide for its inspired shopping experience. Once a purveyor of fashion to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Holt Renfrew began in 1837 as a modest hat shop in Quebec City. Over the years the brand developed and expanded across Canada. In the 1930's Holt Renfrew began exclusive accounts with some of the best designers in Europe and in 1947 hosted Monsieur Christian Dior when he launched his "New Look".
After many years of foreign ownership Holt Renfrew was bought in 1986 by W. Galen and the Honourable Hilary M. Weston. Under their ownership Holt Renfrew has become Canada's destination for luxury retail. Holt Renfrew has 2,300 employees with nine stores across the country in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto (Bloor Street, Sherway Gardens and Yorkdale Shopping Centre). For additional information please visit holtrenfrew.com.
About Victoria Beckham
The Victoria Beckham fashion label represents modern luxury, comprised of the Ready-to-Wear, Denim, Eyewear, Accessories and new 'Victoria' collections. All are conceived by Victoria and developed at her studio in London with the same aspirational, chic and refined aesthetic that is at the heart of Victoria's creative vision.
Launched in September 2008 to great acclaim at New York Fashion Week, Victoria Beckham Ready-to-Wear is handmade in the United Kingdom and stocked internationally by the world's best fashion stores. Victoria's collections have been worn by celebrities including Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Beyonce Knowles, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet.
In 2011 Victoria Beckham won "Best Designer Brand" at the British Fashion Awards and "Accessories Designer of the Year" at the Glamour Women of the Year awards.
In 2012 Victoria became international ambassador for GREAT in recognition of her work for British creative industries.
Image with caption: "Mark Derbyshire President Holt Renfrew and Victoria Beckham (CNW Group/Holt Renfrew)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120615_C9123_PHOTO_EN_15193.jpg
Image with caption: "Victoria Beckham at Holt Renfrew (CNW Group/Holt Renfrew)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120615_C9123_PHOTO_EN_15194.jpg
Image with caption: "Victoria Beckham Holt Renfrew Vancouver (CNW Group/Holt Renfrew)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120615_C9123_PHOTO_EN_15195.jpg
Image with caption: "Victoria Beckham Holts (CNW Group/Holt Renfrew)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120615_C9123_PHOTO_EN_15196.jpg
Image with caption: "Victoria Beckham with fans at Holts (CNW Group/Holt Renfrew)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120615_C9123_PHOTO_EN_15197.jpg
For further information:
Jennifer Daubney (national/international press)
Manager, Public Relations, Holt Renfrew
Carla Stef (Vancouver press)
Marketing Manager, Holt Renfrew Vancouver
604-681-3121 x 71813