Style Icon and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham to Visit Holt Renfrew Vancouver

Showcasing ready-to-wear and accessories exclusively at Holt Renfrew

VANCOUVER, June 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Style icon and fashion designer Victoria Beckham will visit Holt Renfrew's Vancouver flagship store Friday, June 15 for a photo call followed by a private event.

The Victoria Beckham event at Holt Renfrew will mark her first visit here to promote her Victoria Beckham and Victoria, Victoria Beckham collections, carried exclusively at Holt Renfrew in Canada.

At a private customer event, Holt Renfrew and Victoria Beckham will offer a fashion presentation of Victoria Beckham's fall/winter 2012 ready to wear collection, and following the event, the public is invited to view an installation in store showcasing the "world of Victoria Beckham" at Holt Renfrew, including ready-to-wear, handbags and sunglasses.

Victoria Beckham is a joint venture between Victoria Beckham and Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment Ltd.

WHO: Victoria Beckham
WHAT: Camera Call / photo opportunity*; to be followed by a private luncheon and fashion presentation
WHERE: Holt Renfrew Vancouver, 737 Dunsmuir Street, Dunsmuir Street entrance
WHEN: Friday, June 15. Photo call to begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.
*media participating in photo call must be accredited in advance

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

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: "Victoria Beckham look at Holt Renfrew. (CNW Group/Holt Renfrew)". Image available at:

Image with caption: "Victoria, Victoria Beckham look available at Holt Renfrew. (CNW Group/Holt Renfrew)". Image available at:

Image with caption: "Victoria Beckham look available at Holt Renfrew. (CNW Group/Holt Renfrew)". Image available at:

SOURCE Holt Renfrew

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For further information and for accreditation for the photo opportunity contact: 

Jennifer Daubney (national/international press)
Manager, Public Relations, Holt Renfrew

Carla Stef (Vancouver press)
Marketing Manager, Holt Renfrew Vancouver
604-681-3121 x 71813

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