No One Does Fashion Diplomacy Better Than Kate Middleton
Royal engagements give Kate Middleton unparalleled opportunity to support British fashion. Over the last day, she's championed a number of UK-based designers. For a meeting on Thursday morning, Kate showed love to Canadian-born but British-based designer Erdem Moralioglu in a bright-green coat. Thursday afternoon gave her a chance to display an $85 printed dress from Jonathan Saunders, one of Britain's hottest up-and-coming designers.
Friday was no exception to Kate's diplomatic dressing pattern. For a visit to London's XLP project, which assists young people in crisis, Kate selected a top and skirt from the brand Eponine London. Designed by a former stylist named Jet Shenkman, Eponine is inspired by styles from the '50s and '60s. Those references were very apparent in Kate's look, from the bold and big tweed pattern to the two decorative buttons on the front of her top.