Emilia Wickstead and Royalty a Perfect Fit
“Any close followers of the Duchess of Cambridge’s style will know the name Emilia Wickstead,” Ciara Sheppard writes for Harper’s Bazaar. “The New Zealand-born fashion designer is the brains behind one of the duchess’ most-worn labels, with her pristinely tailored coats and brightly-coloured dresses making up a healthy chunk of the royal’s wardrobe.”
“[Kate Middleton’s] relationship with the label stems way back to her days as a newlywed royal, when she stepped out for her first solo military engagement to mark St Patrick’s Day in March 2012 wearing a deep green Wickstead coat, a Lock & Co hat and a Cartier gold shamrock brooch,” Sheppard writes for the magazine.
“Wickstead (who is conveniently based in London) has benefited hugely by having the duchess as her most high-profile client. The royal’s immense selling power has led to a number of Wickstead’s dresses selling out within hours of her appearing in them. The designer even nodded to the royal by renaming one of her most-worn dresses after her. The ‘Kate’ dress – a wool design featuring a midi-length A-line skirt, waistband detailing, a slim-fitting bodice and bracelet-length sleeves – is owned and worn by the duchess in three colours.”
Original article by Ciara Sheppard, Harper’s Bazaar, December 1, 2020.