The question on every ones lips is who will be designing for Kate Middleton’s wedding next year, we can only guess but it seems safe to assume she will fly the flag and choose a British designer.
Kate appears to have her own unique style as we can see from the below post, wearing pieces from the likes of Jigsaw, Kew and LK Bennett, she is very much her own women and has a strong sense of individuality. Kate is highly unlikely to choose a designer with royal structure, for instance a Samantha Shaw dress who designed for the Countess of Wessex.
A few of the designers that could be in line to provide Kate with her iconic dress are-
Stewart Parvin- A fine safe royal designer, with a classic hint of Hollywood
Phillipa Lepley- A top designer for “Sloane brides” and very girly.
Amanda Wakeley- Who specialises in luxurious glamour and dresses many of the Hollywood royals; this was one of Princess Diana’s favourite designers, so this could be a possibility for Kate, in respect for William.
Rumour also has it that there is a strong chance Brazilian designer “ISSA” could be a possibility, Daniella "Issa" Helayel has been designing dresses for the past 5 years, and dressed Kate for the wedding of the Couples friend a few weeks ago. Helayel's clientele include Keira Knightly, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and the Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, who are often front-row guests at her London Fashion Week shows.
Other designers come to mind such Dame Vivienne Westwood with her very regal, corset and crinoline creations, Alexander McQueen with it's merge of Scottish and English heritage. Stella McCartney who designed for Madonna could also on the cards, same for John Galliano a British couturier at Christian Dior who’s clients include, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani and Gisele Budchen, which I personally don’t think will be the one.
I did think last night that a Marchesa creation could be likely, but realising that this was the bridal brand of Colleen Rooney, I don’t think this is probable.
Who ever the designer is nevertheless one thing is certain, the dress will not be short, straightforward or strapless, giving the importance of the ceremony and the international significance, her gown needs to be breathtaking and ageless.
What are your thoughts guys, I am going to try and put together a visual log of bridal designer’s creations to get you all thinking…