Victoria Beckham was "overwhelmed" to win Designer Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.

The former Spice Girls star was thrilled to win the prestigious accolade with her eponymous label and was so shocked by the prize, she "lost the ability" to articulate herself.

I had the most phenomenal team of people and I was up there on behalf of all of us and I really didn't want to forget anyone. My mind was completely blank.

She said: "I have to say I was not expecting to win and I was quite overwhelmed.

"I've never felt my heart beating so fast. I lost the ability to think or speak - my vocabulary just went out the window. It means so much to me.

"I had the most phenomenal team of people and I was up there on behalf of all of us and I really didn't want to forget anyone. My mind was completely blank."

While Victoria has won critical acclaim for her collection, she insists she has never worried about "proving" herself to other people, though she is very proud of her accomplishments.

She added in an interview with Britain's HELLO! magazine: "People say to me, 'Oh you've proved yourself to everybody...' But that was never why I did this.

"I had a lot to prove to myself. I'm proud of myself. I'm proud of my team."