Move over Kate, it’s all about the Queen’s fashion this summer!
The Queen’s Jubilee has inspired fashion designers from all over the world; the theme is quite simply – all things Regal.
Style icon Kate Middleton, might be overshadowed this summer as fashion pays homage to her grandmother-in-law with designers promoting a sovereign design twist such as diamonds, fairy cakes, umbrellas and even Corgis!
The latest tote bag from Topshop sports a Corgi design, which we are sure will be snapped up. Dame Vivienne Westwood has created a limited edition, diamond jubilee collection. Westwood has long been inspired by Britannia, which can be seen in her frequent use of Union Jacks and crown motifs. Her latest range, the Red Carpet Capsule Collection, features evening gowns inspired by the Union Jack, which have been re-interpreted using bronze, gold and silver. The collection has also been influenced by gowns her royal highness has previously worn.
Online jeweller Astley Clarke has added a new charm to his existing collection that takes inspiration from the British countryside, tradition and history. The Jubilee inspired charm is a gold tea cup with a scattering of brown diamond tea leaves. Even the Italian fashion designer from Vogue Japan, Anna Dello Russo has named the Queen as her ultimate fashion icon – we can’t help thinking this statement is just good timing!
Harrods commissioned 31 designers from the worlds of fashion, beauty, jewellery and cuisine to each create an elaborate crown in Her Majesty’s honour, which are now all on display in the store’s Brompton Road windows. Fashion designers such as Mulberry, Lanvin, Tiffany & Co, De Beers and Valentino have all created a unique luxury crown for the display.
Get Patriotic – Red, White and Blue Style
Liberty’s has designed a limited edition Jubilee scarf, inspired by the classic British ‘First Class’ stamp, Andy Warhol screen print paintings and the British crown jewels. The ultimate in British footwear, fashion house Hunter, has created two pairs of Union Jack wellies and Rupert Sanderson has designed a pair of patriotic strappy sandals, exclusively for Selfridges.
Teaming the Queen’s love of the outdoor and equestrian lifestyle with the Union Jack, Asmar Equestrian has some gorgeous red, white and blue designer clothing. Their timeless Polo Shirts are the epitome of British style along with the softshell stretchy gillet type vests.
Fashion designer Noel Asmar from Asmar Equestrian is extremely excited about the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and has always been influenced by British fashion having incorporated regal themes into her designs, she says “The Queen plays a pivotal role in British culture and tradition. She has influenced many designers during her 60 year reign, which has been evident from the number of people wanting to pay homage to her. Red, White and Blue are great colours to work with; White is a perfect base colour and goes with almost anything. Red has the misinterpretation of being a daring colour to wear; it’s the colour of love and passion, which makes it very warming. Blue, especially Navy, is a timeless colour that can easily be dressed up or down. It’s not as ‘safe’ as black, making it the perfect colour no matter what the occasion.”
Noel continues, “Our entire clothing range incorporates the classic British countryside style with strong hints of fashion, something we hope the Queen would love!”