EXCLUSIVE: Victoria Beckham talks NYFW line, jokes she's 'still not OK' with son going off to college in NYC

Victoria Beckham may be an incredibly successful designer and one of the most stylish celebs in the business, but she's a mom first and foremost.

ET spoke with the 43-year-old fashion designer at her runway show at New York Fashion Week on Sunday, where she had the support of both her husband, David Beckham, and her eldest child, 18-year-old Brooklyn. Victoria admitted she was still missing Brooklyn terribly, who recently moved to New York to attend college.

"Oh my God, I'm still not OK," Victoria tells ET's Keltie Knight in an exclusive interview, airing Monday on ET. "But, am I ever going to be OK? You know, I miss him so much and to be honest, I've spent a lot of time in New York since he moved over here because I have offices here, and I spend a lot of time here anyway. Just when he thinks he's finally got some time on my own, I'm like, 'Hey, guess what? I'm coming back.'" 

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Victoria still gets emotional about Brooklyn valuing her opinion when it comes to his own budding career in photography and fashion.

"I feel a little bit choked. It means a lot -- that he's 18 and he cares about what I think," she shares. "I just love him so much, and I'm just so proud of how hard he's working and the fact he got into college. He did really well on his exams, and he's had to work for it, you know."

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The designer's spring 2018 collection was full of fresh pastel colors and based on the powers of femininity, featuring strong silhouettes in luxe fabrics as well as glitter shoes. Victoria shared that she named a glittery slipper from her new collection after her adorable 6-year-old daughter, Harper.

"I love a bit of glitter, and I was on Skype with Harper the other day on FaceTime and I said, 'Harper, look at this shoe Mommy's made for her show.' And she just said, 'Oh my goodness, I need that shoe. Mommy, I really really need that shoe.' I mean, I'm not a little girl but I love glitter, and it just made sense to call it the Harper slipper."

Still, she makes sure to foster Harper's other interests besides fashion.

"You know, she's got three bigger brothers," Victoria notes. "They play football together. I don't think she's going to be a fashionista. I'd like her to do something different than what I do. I want her to feel comfortable. I want her to be able to run around and get dirty. I'm not too precious, if that makes sense."

"If she wants to run around and get dirty, that's completely fine," she continues. "Just have fun with fashion. But kids need to look like kids, and they need to be comfortable and they need to be happy -- and you're not comfortable if you're restricted in any way."

Victoria clearly aims to empower women with her collections as well as her Estee Lauder makeup line, and says she's always been a "girl's girl" at heart.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 02: Photographer Brooklyn Beckham is spotted in Wrangler at a book signing for his new book 'What I See' at The Grove on August 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Wrangler)
LOS ANGELES, CA - August 2: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Brooklyn Beckham visits the Young Hollywood Studio on August 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mary Clavering/Young Hollywood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Brooklyn Beckham attends The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery on June 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Brooklyn Beckham (C) turns and looks as and David Beckham (L) opens houses on Maggie's Farm along with Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis (R) in Pilton Village on June 23, 2017 near Glastonbury, England. Maggie's Farm is a housing development containing affordable homes using land and materials donated by Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis. They will be rented to local families including those working on Worthy Farm in the months leading up to Glastonbury Festival. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 22: Brooklyn Beckham attends the Kate Moss & Mario Sorrenti launch of the OBSESSED Calvin Klein fragrance launch at Spencer House on June 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett / Getty Images for Calvin Klein, Inc.)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Brooklyn Beckham attends the Wonderland Summer Issue dinner hosted by Madison Beer at The Ivy Soho Brasserie on June 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 10: Brooklyn Beckham (L) and David Beckham attend the European Premiere of 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' at Cineworld Empire on May 10, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Brooklyn Beckham seen chatting to crew outside a photo shoot where Kate Moss had been seen entering earlier today on May 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: Brooklyn Beckham attends the European film premiere of King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword in London, England on May 10, 2017. (Photo by Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LA QUINTA, CA - APRIL 16: Brooklyn Beckham attends the KALEIDOSCOPE: REFRESH presented by Cannabinoid Water on April 16, 2017 in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Kaleidoscope )
PALM SPRINGS, CA - APRIL 15: Brooklyn Beckham attends The Zoe Report's ZOEasis on April 15, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for the Zoe Report)
Victoria Beckham and her son Brooklyn visit the Musee du Louvre in Paris on march 11th 2017 (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah / Nurphoto)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Brooklyn Beckham attends The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Brooklyn Beckham attends The Warner Music & Ciroc Brit Awards After Party on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/ Getty Images for Warner Music)
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"You know, it started out with girl power," she explains, referencing her Spice Girls days. "Reaching women and girls through music, and now I can do that through beauty. I can do that through fashion. I'm a girl's girl. I really love women. I've learned so much from being on the red carpet, doing photoshoots. I've learned so many tricks -- whether that's dressing or makeup -- that I want to share with other women, you know. If I can take what I've learned and share that, then that's great."

"I'm not quite as grumpy as I look," she also jokes, referencing her often stoic poses. "I've said that for many years you know, I love that. Best friend of the world. I like women, I really do. I'm very very lucky to have the job that I have, the family that I have. I feel very very blessed to be given this opportunity, and if I can share all of that with someone, then that's pretty good."

Victoria's collection featured plenty of amazing looks, including blazers with oversized front pockets that fit a colorful clutch named "pocket clutch." Models wore emerald jewelry accessories, and Victoria's signature undone simple beauty.

"You know, fashion should be fun and it's about finding new ways of wearing things," she explains. And they're great bags, and I just thought, 'Oh, let's put it in a pocket of a tailored jacket and, you know, a little bit of sparkle didn't hurt anybody."
 
"You spend such a long time questioning yourself," she continues about designing the collection. "'Is that the right shoe? Is that the right hem length? Is that the right top to put under a top?' You question yourself, and you work really hard on a collection, and five and a half minutes is up like that, and this whole week is quite intense. It's not just the clothes -- it's the casting, it's the venue, it's the music. Obsessing over, 'Is that the right curved bench?' I'm quite obsessive and so I think there's a sense of relief once the show goes out, it's out there. I can't do anymore."

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Designer Victoria Beckham speaks on stage at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards where she receives an award, in the Manhattan borough of New York November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
British designer and singer Victoria Beckham arrives for the 2016 American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) Hong Kong gala at Shaw Studios in Hong Kong on March 19, 2016. / AFP / ANTHONY WALLACE (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Victoria Beckham leaves Balthazar on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Designer Victoria Beckham walks the runway at Victoria Beckham Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week at The Cunard Building on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Victoria Beckham is seen walking in soho in a Adidas Stan Smith shoes on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Singer Victoria Beckham is seen walking in Soho on February 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Victoria Beckham The Global Gift Gala at Four Seasons Hotel on November 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Victoria Beckham seen leaving her new Dover Street store on September 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Designer Victoria Beckham is seen in Soho on September 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 04: Victoria Beckham leaving the Glamour awards on June 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Designer Victoria Beckham poses on the runway at the Victoria Beckham Spring 2013 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at New York Public Library on September 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Designer Victoria Beckham attends a Dinner at the British Fashion Awards 2011 at The Savoy Hotel on November 28, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 24: Singer Victoria Beckham arrives at Victoria Beckham And Eva Longoria Parker Host New LG Phones Launch Partyat Soho House on May 24, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12: Spice Girls Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, and Victoria Beckham name the Virgin Atlantic plane 'Spice One' at Los Angeles International Airport on December 12, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 09: *** EXCLUSIVE ACCESS *** Victoria Beckham of the Spice Girls performs during The Return of Spice Girls World Tour at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 9, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by MJ Kim/Spice Girls LLP via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 03: England and Real Madrid football player David Beckham and wife Victoria pose at 'The David Beckham Academy' launch party at Creative Artists Agency on June 3, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. The reception was a celebration in the partnership between sports and entertainment AEG and Beckham, which has established the Los Angeles and London locations of the David Beckham Academy. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AEG)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 4: Singer Victoria Beckham attends a promotion for her new VB Rock & Republic Jeans Collection at Kitson on June 4, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: *** EXCLUSIVE ACCESS *** Victoria Beckham of the Spice Girls performs on stage during The Return of Spice Girls World Tour at Staples Center on December 5, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by MJ Kim/Spice Girls LLP via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 24: BRIT AWARDS, EARLS COURT Photo of SPICE GIRLS, Group portrait L-R Geri Halliwell , Victoria Adams (Beckham) , Melanie Chisholm (Mel C) , Emma Bunton and Melanie Brown (Mel B) (Photo by Patrick Ford/Redferns)
SPAIN - JANUARY 01: AMIGO AWARDS Photo of Victoria BECKHAM and Victoria ADAMS and SPICE GIRLS, Victoria Adams (Beckham) performing live on stage (Photo by JMEnternational/Redferns)
English singer Victoria Adams, later Beckham, aka Posh Spice of the Spice Girls, in Paris, September 1996. (Photo by Tim Roney/Getty Images)
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Of course, through it all, Victoria has the support of her handsome husband.

"He's great, we've been married for 18 years," she notes. "He's my soulmate, and we really support each other. I'm so proud of him -- he's such a good, kind person. He's the most fantastic dad, supporting husband as well. And we're partners. When I'm away working, he's at home with the kids, and when he's away, I'm at home."

"And he's got a really good heart, an incredible work ethic," she continues. "He inspires me daily -- not just how he is with the kids, [but also] the amount of philanthropic work that he does. He's a smart businessman as well -- that's the other thing with David -- and I find that really inspiring. He works really, really hard and he's kind and ultimately, you know, I think it sometimes comes down to the fundamental basics. You just have to be a really kind, nice human being."

 

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