London: Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham was so 'overwhelmed' after winning the Designer Brand of the Year title at the British Fashion Awards that she 'lost the ability' to speak.

'I have to say I was not expecting to win and I was quite overwhelmed. 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,' a website quoted the 37-year-old as saying.

'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,' she added.

(Agencies)