Kate Middleton wears Libelula

As mentioned in the Telegraph today, Kate Middleton wore one of Sophie Cranston’s gorgeous velvet Dulwich coats to a friend’s wedding, this weekend.

According to Hilary Alexander, “She chose the wedding of her and Prince William’s close friends, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Louise Stourton, in Yorkshire on Saturday to unveil her latest style discovery – a sleek and softly tailored, black velvet coat, with diamanté buckle, from the independent London fashion label Libélula, which means dragonfly in Spanish.”

“The coat was designed by Sophie Cranston, 34, a young British designer with a romantic and bohemian background. A graduate of the University of Northumbria, she won the Student Collection of the Year award at Graduate Fashion Week in 1999, with a tongue-in-cheek collection called ‘The Morning After the Night Before’, which featured a male model wearing only a striped cashmere cushion.”

“After working with Alexander McQueen, Sophie joined Alice Temperley in 2000, and was instrumental in helping her establish the Temperley label. Then, in a complete switch, she decided to move to Andalucia to learn flamenco and Spanish. It was here, in a small, white-washed village in Southern Spain that she established her own label.”

Congratulations Sophie. We always knew your clothes were scrumptious. Glad the new ‘fashion icon’ thinks so too.  By the way, we stock and supply Libelula’s wedding dress collection.

The new Summer 2011 collection from Libelula will be instore very soon. Check back to the website for pictures in the next few days.

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