[PICS] Meghan steps out in GORGEOUS pink trenchcoat dress

17th Jul 18 | Beauty

The Duchess of Sussex is helping to put the designer on the map.

Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition

The Duchess of Sussex attended an exhibition charting the life, career and politics of Nelson Mandela, one of her heroes, in an unusual sleeveless trench dress.

The blush pink, double-breasted dress is by Canadian designer, House of Nonie, and costs $1,085 (£822). She matched it with a Mulberry Clifton Shoulder Bag in Rosewater and pale pink court heels.

One tone style (dressing all in one colour) is a favourite look for the Duchess of Cambridge too, and of course, we know Kate loves a Mulberry handbag.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive for their visit to the Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
The pair arriving at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall  (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

House of Nonie is relatively unknown in the UK – so here’s the low-down:

1. Nonie say they create ready to wear modern womenswear with a “tailored and refined aesthetic, with a twist of Eastern inspiration”.

2. The original line in 2008 was handmade by founder Nina Kharey in Calgary and sold in local boutiques. There is now a team based in Vancouver.

3. The brand say they design and produce the clothes ethically, and are staying true to their Canadian roots.

4. Nonie was nominated for the Swarovski Emerging Designer of the Year Award last year.

5. Apart from Meghan’s coat, the SS18 collection featured romantic blush pinks, neutral separates, oversized ruffles and voluminous flared trousers. The brand say inspiration was drawn from Indian menswear and “introduced a fusion of Japanese martial tradition”.

6. All the fabric for the latest collection is hand-selected from Italian and Japanese mills. Think soft knits and relaxed linen for slouchy silhouettes.

7.  Canadian singer Chantal Kreviazuk and Meghan’s best friend Jessica Mulroney have also been spotted wearing Nonie.

8. Kharey told Fashion Magazine last year: “For my fall collection, I wanted to make something that was feminine but strong, so that women wearing it can go into the world feeling fearless.”

Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition
 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)



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