Although, due to the pandemic, Victoria Beckham did not present her AW22 show at London Fashion Week this February (she held private appointments in Paris instead) she did make a surprise appearance. VB sat on the front row at the hot ticket Supriya Lele show, which she attended with son Romeo’s girlfriend Mia Regan.
At the time it appeared that Beckham was simply supporting a young London talent (and Lele is that – a big one) while publicly welcoming Regan to the family. She was doing both of those things, of course, but was there something else going on?
Posting to her Instagram stories this weekend, Regan revealed her look for Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz’s wedding rehearsal dinner. It was a sheer, cut-out and knotted daffodil yellow dress by, you guessed it, Supriya Lele. Just a hunch, but was there some front row shopping going on back in February?
With or without Beckham’s help, it was a perfect choice for Regan who is rapidly establishing herself as a style star to watch. Adored by fashion editors, British-Indian designer Lele founded her eponymous brand in 2016 and was a finalist and joint-recipient of the LVMH Prize in 2020. Renowned for her sensual designs which twist, skim and slink their way around the body Lele is part of the new guard of women designers whose work explores the notion of gaze. What sexy looks like under the sensitive, relatable female gaze is very different to when it is lensed through a man’s POV (read: it is also cool, comfortable, confident).
On Regan's Instagram stories, the day after the night before, she posted her big day outfit pic. This time sporting a flowing electric blue maxi dress by Victoria, green Bottega Veneta pouch, and the fashion girls' favourite comfy shoe: the Birkenstock Boston. Take note: this is how you get through wedding season sans blisters and twisted ankles.
It’s not just as an honourary Beckham that Regan is making her name. As her profile rises, she has continued to make unpredictable, left-of-centre fashion choices (how easy it would have been to choose something predictably princessy, both ageing and infantalising, for the wedding). Rather, she continues to rep the Y2K-inflected look of a cool, connected bright young thing: XL baggy pants, micro tops, clashing prints and colours, belly chains, Margiela Tabi Mary Janes (with white socks, obvs).
And the vintage-obsessed 19-year-old clearly has a thing for indie designers, masterfully mixing the likes of Kiko Kostadinov, Conner Ives and Matty Bovan with big name brands - Victoria Beckham among them, of course (check out her Instagram for Victoria Beckham Beauty make-up tutorials). For her red carpet debut at the Fashion Awards in December, she rented her Proenza Schouler black dress from My Wardrobe HQ.
No wonder fashion houses are hungry to work with her. The Insta partnerships are flooding in, she sat on the FROW at Coach during New York Fashion Week (one of the shows to be seen at for young talent) and she has recently starred in the Puma x AMI campaign alongside Romeo. Expect to see a lot of Birkenstocks around this wedding season.
Your Gen Z Style Crush: Mia Regan's Best Looks
Mia attends the Byredo 'De Los Santos' launch party in stompy flatform boots. So now you know she smells as good as she looks.
Aaah, young love. Remember when you were a teenager and you'd stroll through Place Vendôme with your boyfriend? Oh, hmm. Mia is the queen of baggy pants and a little top.
A new fashion power couple: Mia and Romeo attend the Saint Laurent show during Paris Fashion Week.
(Patch)working it like a pro, Mia attends the Missoni show during Milan Fashion Week.
Putting her own spin on Prada at the house's Milan Fashion Week show.
Mia has a knack for mixing indie designers with mega luxury brands. Here she wears co-ords from Kiko Kostadinov to the Perfect Magazine party during London Fashion Week.
Mia attends the Supriya Lele AW22 show (with Victoria Beckham) wearing a dress by the designer.
Mia + Matty Bovan + midriff = pure joy. Attending the Matty Bovan show during London Fashion Week.
Hands up if you want to Be More Mia? Us too. Here she wears a Conner Ives dress to attend his show during London Fashion Week.
If you want to know who the current Bright Young Things are, look at the Coach front row. That's exactly where you'll find Mia, who attend the AW22 show during New York Fashion Week.
For her red carpet debut with Romeo at the 2021 Fashion Awards, Mia rented her Proenza Schouler LBD. Clever!
At a Prada party in London, Mia channels All Saints in her ultra baggy, hot pink pants.