A new Engagement for Kate, the Preen & LK Bennett Collaboration

Hello-hello, we have a number of quick updates to share as well as a look at a few runway collections from London fashion Week. We begin with a new engagement for Kate, presuming she is well sufficient to attend.

Tuesday, October 10: Kate, William as well as Harry are slated to go to a reception at Buckingham Palace on world mental health and wellness Day. The event “will celebrate the contribution of those working in the mental health and wellness market across the UK.”

More from The Standard:

It will likewise be the royals very first possibility to say thanks to those from the market for the support they supply to so lots of going with tough times in their lives.

Guests have been invited from across the country, including by the UK’s leading mental health and wellness organisations.

A look at one of the invitations as shared on Twitter by Samuel Carvalho.

Samuel Carvalho Twitter (@

Next, Kate’s introduction of a new video from the Anna Freud Centre.

The video was released Monday; it is about the Centre’s new “You’re never as well young to talk mental health” campaign focused on supporting mental health and wellness in schools.

More from the Anna Freud Centre:

The campaign kicks off with an animation co-produced by children as well as teachers as well as includes an introduction from HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, who is Patron of the charity. The animation is accompanied by complimentary mentor materials designed to assist children discover the life-long skills to assist them talk about ‘big’ as well as ‘small’ feelings, as well as exactly how to listen to their friends when they requirement to talk.

This graphic offers the text of Kate’s introduction.

Anna Freud Centre

It looks like Kate’s part of the video was taped back in January when she visited the Freud Centre. The Duchess was in an Eponine London gown for that engagement; the gown as well as her hair are the exact same in the video.

 Here is the full 6-minute video.


Next, news about a collaboration I believe most Kate fans will be interested in: a capsule collection from LK Bennett as well as Preen. More from Grazia UK:

It seems Christmas has come early for the Duchess of Cambridge with the news that two of her much-loved fashion brands – Preen as well as L K Bennett – are collaborating

More from Glamour:

The prints featured as part of this capsule are inspired by the work of Scottish watercolor artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh. “We based most of our prints, the graphic lines, as well as the primary color plan on these which you can see if you view all of the collection garments together,” Thornton explains.

L.K. Bennett x Preen brings together the best of both brands—sophisticated staples (such as long-sleeved celebration dresses, knee-length skirts, as well as collared shirts) as well as sharp, eye-catching details (like graphic prints as well as asymmetrical hems).

Olivia Palermo was seen at London fashion Week wearing a gown from the collection. Alongside we show a sketch of a gown from illustrator Jenny Walton by means of Glamour.

From Women’s Wear Daily:

Highlights include a handkerchief-hem gown as well as a cold-shoulder, dévoré wrap gown with pink accents.

L.K. Bennett x Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Courtesy by means of WWD.com

This picture comes by means of Harper’s Bazaar UK.

LK Bennett by means of Harper’s Bazaar UK

Back to Glamour’s story:

L.K. Bennett x Preen drops in full on October 5, with pieces starting at $295 as well as capping out at $825. up until then the speculation begins: Which product will the Duchess be placing a personal order for?

Here is a link to a page with an email link, you can send an email expressing your rate of interest in getting updates on the collection.


Also today, a glimpse at two of the latest runway shows with styles for spring/summer 2018. Temperley London showed at London fashion Week on Sunday.

Temperley London

From Vogue’s review:

The best of these were Temperley’s sequined jumpsuits and—without a question the standout look in the show—her matched sequin-striped wrap top as well as cropped trouser set in black as well as silver. The look wasn’t so outré as to be alienating to the core Temperley customer, however it had a confident, tomboyish sexiness that would draw a second glimpse from a Temperley skeptic.

Temperley London

You can see the entire collection on the Temperley site.

Temperley London

We’ll look at next spring’s Erdem styles shortly, howeververy first a reminder that the H&M / Erdem collaboration will be on sale in just about 6 weeks.

These two graphics offer a short look at some of the prints being utilized in the collection.

Now to the Erdem s/s 2018 collection. The inspiration involves Queen Elizabeth  II; this is from the show notes:

For the very first time Erdem has taken a piece of music as the starting point for his inspiration as well as the result is a joyful, spirited spring summertime 2018 collection. It imagines the young Elizabeth embarking on a secret, lifelong love affair with jazz.

From The Guardian’s review:

Almost every piece in this collection had wow aspect in spades. This collection showed a sexier side to the Erdem look, thanks to portrait necklines that bared models’ necks as well as shoulders, a contrast to the high-necked Victoriana he has ended up being associated with.

And from the Vogue review:

There were brocade coats—fitted in front, with Watteau swinging in back—and variations on prim checked tailored coats. Ribbons inspired by royal decorations became fastenings on bustier dresses or shoulder-bows. Pearl as well as gold embroideries of leeks as well as flowers imitated the symbols Hartnell planted in the queen’s coronation gown.

There was likewise a terrific group of styles done in a Prince of Wales check.

Erdem has posted the collection, runway video as well as backstage looks on its site.


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