Tensions were reported to have arisen between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton early on in their relationship, and the current Princess of Wales was named after the Duchess of Sussex by the designers of clothes worn by both royals. was also prioritized.
Kate, 41, and Meghan, 41, are both fans of British designer Erdem Morarioglu, and the Duchess of Sussex fell in love with his clothes during her acting career, The Telegraph reports.
He showed his designs to several engagements before entering royal life in 2016, but once Meghan joined the company, she was also an existing customer, so the Princess of Wales was more likely than Meghan. It is said to have priority.
The 46-year-old designer is like Marmite because people tend to love or hate his work, thanks to his confident color choices and fearless approach to pattern, leaving no room for conflict. It is said that there is
Kate has been snapped in an Erdem dress at multiple royal engagements over the years, including this design she wore when she attended the opening of the V&A Photography Center at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2018.
His romantic clothes have been described as ‘chintzy’ by some due to the use of romantic floral fabrics.
Kate, who has been snapped wearing the East London-based designer’s creations at multiple royal engagements over the years, wore a look from British label Erdem’s SS18 collection to attend the opening of Victoria’s V&A Photography Center. Wears a mid-calf fit-and-flare frock. & Albert Museum (2018)
She also wore a mustard floral full-length gown to a dinner attended by the British Ambassador to Stockholm in 2018, and chose a designer Sheva floral cotton silk gown to attend the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show.
Meghan, meanwhile, wore Erdem’s ‘Davina’ dress from Erdem’s 2015 collection in early 2016 to appear on NBC’s Today show before meeting the Duke of Sussex.
Meanwhile, Meghan Markle is also a fan of the designer, having worn Prince Harry’s outfits before meeting him. I am wearing a green coat dress.
Zara Tindall has also been spotted designing for Erdem, wearing this knee-length floral frock to attend the Royal Ascot 2021.
She was also seen wearing Erdem’s dress at a wedding in Jamaica in March 2017, and in his ‘Sebura’ dress around the time of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto. .
But as a royal, Meghan didn’t wear the designer in public until March 2019, reports The Telegraph.
The fact that the frock, made by a Canadian-born British designer, was given to Kate first, is said to have hit Sussex hard.
This led Meghan to allegedly say that Kate “wasn’t even a queen.”
Clothes created by fashion designer Erdem Morarioglu (pictured in London in December 2022) are said to have created tension between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
Kate and Meghan aren’t the only members of the company who look like Erdem fans.Princess Eugenie wore a £950 floral short dress when she announced her engagement to Jack Brooksbank in 2018.
And Zara Tindall wore the brand’s trademark floral frock to attend Royal Ascot 2021, opting for a long-sleeved navy blue knee-length dress.
Sophie Wessex, too, was on multiple occasions when she opted for an intricate lace-patterned £2,895 Erdem Lindsay pleated metallic lace gown to attend the Royal Variety Performance at Albert Hall last month. It was snapped up by the brand and garnered headlines.
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Sophie Wessex is also a fan of the brand and was stunned in this elaborate gown when she attended the Royal Variety Performance last December.
Erdem grew up in Montreal, where his homesick mother was surrounded by British treasures such as Brideshead Revisited and Room With A View.
These conveyed to the young creative a romantic view of England evident in his cheesy designs.
Arriving in England as a young adult, he studied work at London’s prestigious Royal College of Art and did internships with Vivienne Westwood and Diane von Furstenberg.
Presenting his first collection nearly 15 years ago and being awarded an MBE for his contribution to fashion in 2021, Erdem embraces exquisite fabrics and Renaissance florals to create a mature look that appeals to discerning career women. won praise for its style.
What’s Good: Princess Eugenie plummeted a £1,288 plain, high-necked floral Erdem when she posed for her official engagement photo with new fiancé Jack Brooksbank.
His talent was quickly recognized, and an influential panel of judges (including Alexandra Shulman, Joan Burstein, the formidable founder of powerhouse boutique Browns, and designer Roland Mouret) won the coveted Fashion Fringe Award at London Fashion Week. was awarded to him.
This provided a springboard to inject cash into his fledgling business and catapult him into the spotlight.
Today, Erdem is based in England and home to internationally acclaimed brands.
Available in over 170 chic boutiques and department stores around the world, including his eponymous flagship store in Mayfair, London.
Other celebrities wearing the brand include former Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet, and Samantha Cameron.