Kate bestows her fashion favour on an Irish designer
When the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in one of her ‘Birdie’ print dresses at an engagement in Oxford, the 162.50 (194) garment quickly sold out.
Following the royal seal of approval, Kate’s growing army of fashion imitators didn’t take long to zone in on the long sleeved jacquard dress.
Occasionally criticised for dressing ‘too old’, Kate watchers yesterday praised the outfit and how the super slim duchess accessorised the Irish designer’s dress with youthful suede ankle boots and opaque tights.
Hailed as the Queen of Print and handbags, Dublin born Ms Kiely was awarded an OBE last July for services to business and fashion, at which time her company, which she co owns with her husband Dermott Rowan, was valued at 49m .
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The retail bounce when Kate wears a designer’s clothes cannot be underestimated but Orla remained tight lipped last night, no doubt wary of infuriating Buckingham Palace
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It is 15 years since Ms Kiely started her design business with her husband. She started out making hats but her father cautioned that every woman carried a handbag and she switched tack.
Today Ms Kiely’s recognisable prints feature on everything from cars to kitchens, tea caddies to wallpaper. This month there was a global rollout of a
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Opening a store in SoHo, New York, last year, the couple still own 100pc of their company.
"It is a unique, iconic look, very recognisable and we resonate with women all over the world,"said Dermott Rowan.
"The whole homewares area is growing very rapidly," said Mr Rowan, who is off to Italy with Orla to work on their new spectacles range with De Rigo.
Mr Rowan also confirmed that the
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