Feast your eyes on Victoria Beckham’s stunning latest design – the Range Rover Evoque. Most people who know me will know that the Range Rover Vogue is my all time favourite car, so this sensational new model is arousing all kinds of lust and envy within me. Even though the Evoque (which traditionally costs £40,000approx, but naturally Victoria’s design costs double) is billed as the baby of the Range Rover world, this design hasn’t compromised on the car’s original template or luxury.
The car was launched this week in Beijing, where it is to be made available before it can be bought anywhere else, as the Range Rover Evoque is targeting the elite of Chinese society. Victoria admits that she is a novice when it comes to car design, but the brand’s design director Gerry Mc Govern said it was the singer-turned-designer who first embodied the essence of what the new model should look like.
While the car is one of the smaller Range Rover models, compromising on image was never going to be on the agenda, so when Victoria turned up to the first design meeting wearing a masculine rose gold watch, her juxtaposition of the feminine and the masculine became the design brief.
Of course, this isn’t Victoria’s first time working with Range Rover. Back in 2010, she first launched the Evoque at the Orangery in Kensington Palace, having designed its interior. This car is based on the LRX concept and prides itself on being the most environmentally-friendly of the Range Rover series.
Proving that there’s little she can’t master, Victoria said she wanted to design something that David would be happy to drive and this car showcases what I would call ‘arty androgyny’. She has said that it’s “modern, yet has a classic edge to it” and the devil is certrainly in the sophisticated detail, from the colour of the leather and the baseball stitching right down to the rose gold accents against the gloss black wheels.
I’m too young to have the Range Rover Vogue, so this is the perfect alternative. Victoria, if you’re reading this (haha), it’s what I want. In fact, it’s what I REALLY REALLY WANT.