With all of the hubbub leading up to the royal wedding this week, it is hard not to get excited about the nuptials of the future queen! Check out Samantha Sault’s take on Kate Middleton’s effect on British Fashion Week, from our March 28th issue:

The fall season of London Fashion Week took place in February, two months before the wedding of Prince William and his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton. And so I expected the hype about Buckingham Palace’s preparations, and the princess-to-be, to overshadow the city’s biannual display of some of the world’s most innovative runway collections and eclectic street style.

Kate Middleton, after all, is on the cover of tabloids across the globe, and as an attractive and polished woman in the public eye, she’s a candidate to have designers at her feet, as William’s late mother, Princess Diana did. Or, for that matter, as Michelle Obama does across the pond. A former accessories buyer for a mid-priced British boutique chain, Kate has fashion chops and chooses pitch-perfect outfits, such as the royal blue silk jersey dress she wore for the engagement announcement, designed by Daniella Helayel of Issa London.

Read the whole thing here!

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