Sunday, 19 February 2012

Kate's Designers: Fashion Week

Don't you just love fashion week? Since I began blogging about Kate it's become even more interesting for me. Seeing Kate's favourite designers showcase their latest looks and getting a glimpse into what the Duchess might wear next is always fun. New York Fashion Week has just taken place. A number of designers displayed their Autumn/Winter 2012 collections. 

Beginning with Jenny Packham's glamorous collection. 

The collection is a little different from what we're used to from Packham. Bias cut gowns and 1940s pencil skirts dominated the show. However there were a number of elegant, ethereal evening gowns which we will no doubt see Kate wear throughout the year.

I read Jenny designed the collection with two of her best customers in mind, Kate and Angelina Jolie. The beautiful dress below is an 'Angelina' and is reportedly being considered for her Academy Awards dress. It would look incredible on Kate but without alteration it simply isn't her style.

The moment I saw the Ralph Lauren show I instantly thought the designs were inspired by Downton Abbey and Sherlock Holmes. Boy for girl suits and houndstooth coats dominated the first half of the show. As always I've selected the looks I feel Kate would most likely choose.

Beautiful halterneck and one shoulder gowns were also displayed. The second black dress would be *amazing* on Kate.

London Fashion Week is currently in full swing with a host of Duchess Kate's favourite designers holding shows. We've yet to see Kate wear an Emilia Wickstead piece but we know she's a fan. Beautiful elegant collection. Adore the combination of black and pink.

 Temperly opted for the 'polished folk' look with their collection. Alice continued to honour the royal wedding with sheer long sleeves evident in many pieces.

Embellishment and delicate detailing are a signature of Alice Temperly.

I don't know if we will ever see Kate wear Issa again. If we do I expect she'll be wearing the red lace dress below. As you can see the green dress is heavily influenced by Kate's engagement dress.

I've been very excited to see what the Mulberry show had to offer especially after seeing their fashion week invite, a giant gold key.

Emma Hills collection was more than a match for its stellar front row according to the Telegraph's Fashion Blog.

"This is classic Manhattan winter gear - and that's the market Mulberry has been successfully pitching for. That meant a whole ton of Mongolian fur, swinging from gilets, jackets, coats and bags."

Maurice Sendak's book 'Where The Wild Things Are' provided inspiration for the collection.

More looks from the collection.

Moments before the show Mulberry unveiled their new star bag named 'Del Rey' in honour of the singer Lana Del Rey. Described as a twist on old Hollywood glamour it is reminiscent of Kate's polly push lock bag.

Lana carrying her own bespoke bag. A definite possibility for Kate in black.

More of Kate's favourites including McQueen and Erdem will show their collection in the next couple of days. Some beautiful pieces and many of the collection designed with a certain Duchess in mind :)

Hope you all had a good weekend.

Source (Telegraph Fashion Blog,, Twitter, Mulberry, Daily Mail)


  1. LOVE the black and pink collection! Old fashioned yet timeless and elegant.

    That's something I am lacking in my own closet - a set of black and pink. Hm, need to change that...

  2. Mandy- Kate has been spotted purchasing Emilia Wickstead piece but we've yet to see her wear them. Black and pink would look great on Kate.

    You must get a set of black and pink, They're beautiful.

  3. The pink pants and top outfit on the left is something I could see on Maxima. The red lace gown has Kate written all over it and the green one is nice too, but maybe not with such a low v-neck.

  4. Love the post and the blog! I'm a regular reader!

    I'm curious about why you say it's doubtful Kate will wear Issa again. I've seen this said other places, but never heard the reason behind it.

    Thanks :)

  5. Royalfan - The green would be beautiful with an altered neckline, Kate seems to be getting many pieces custom made now.

    Marisa - Thank you for your lovely comment. Basically Camilla Al Fayed (Sister of Dodi Al Fayed, Diana's boyfriend who died in the fatal crash in Paris) bought a controlling share in Issa. Due to the history between the Al Fayed and The British royal family I think she might choose to avoid wearing the brand which is a pity because she loves their pieces and they look amazing on her. Hopefully I'm wrong, I'd love to see her wear the red lace dress :)

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