HOUSE OF TAMMAM
House of Tammam’s Lucy Tammam sees Kate in her “Marlene” macintosh in black, with subtle rose highlights to “complement her fair complexion.” Crafted from organic, fair-trade cotton sateen, and lined with hand-loomed, naturally dyed organic cotton, the trans-seasonal topper is hand-finished to couture standards, “certainly fit for a duchess,” she says.
“Kate is in a prime position to champion ethical fashion,” Tammam adds. “And with designs like this she has no excuses for not wearing independent ethical British designers.”
Because Kate often opts for garments that are classic and elegant, rather than flashy, Emesha Nagy of Emesha pictures the duchess in a pleated navy cocktail dress from her Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. “Simple and sophisticated, the tailoring of the dress would flatter her delicate figure with the front pleats adding softness to her silhouette.”
As one of the most visible style icons in recent years, Kate would the perfect ambassador for the British ethical-fashion industry, Nagy adds.”There is still a common misconception surrounding phrases such as ‘ethical’ and ‘sustainable,’ particularly within the fashion industry and a young, smart and intelligent woman such as Kate could demonstrate to a wide audience that style and sustainability are not mutually exclusive and that it is possible to look like a princess whilst being kind to the world.”
Kate is an exceptional ambassador for British fashion, says award-winning designer Henrietta Ludgate. “Her sophisticated style is influencing women around the world and shining the spotlight on British design. Like a present-day Jackie Onassis, her chic classic style has already become iconic.”
The duchess’s impact on sustainable fashion would be unprecedented, Ludgate says. The designer envisions Kate in a flared, belted raincoat, made from Scottish mackintosh cloth and decked in Prince William’s regimental colors. “We would love to dress Catherine in our sleek minimalist designs which are quintessentially British,” she adds.