The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, chatted to Edward Enninful as she attended an awards ceremony hosted by the British Fashion Council at London’s Design Museum. The editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine was full of praise for Kate’s elegance.
Mr Enninful said: “I feel like she has been able to grow so gracefully. Her style is inspiring to a lot of people – they relate to her- but without losing what’s important to her.” Kate looked typically stunning in a green dress teamed with a clutch bag and heels in the same shade for the event. The mother-of-three wore her brunette hair straight around her shoulders and accessorised with a pair of gold earrings.
During the ceremony, the Duchess presented the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to menswear designer Saul Nash, a 29-year-old Londoner of Guyanese descent. Mr Enninful and Kate discussed Britain’s fashion industry during the awards ceremony. The editor-in-chief of British Vogue added: “She was saying that Britain is so important and leading the way in the world.
“Saul Nash is a shinning example of that. He is so young and inclusive, really concerned with bringing up other young talent. “He has such a diverse studio. He is a shining example, really, of what we want this country to be. “We have been through lockdown, which has been tough, but I think we have come out a friendlier industry.
“It doesn’t matter what goes on in the world, London is the place for creativity. If you are a young designer you have to be in London.” The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design aims to recognise the cultural and trade role the British design and fashion industry has played throughout the monarch’s reign.
The inaugural award was presented to Richard Quinn in February 2018 when the Queen made her first visit to London Fashion Week.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will gather at a service at the Glade of Light – a white marble “halo” bearing the names of those killed in the May 2017 outrage – on May 10, just ahead of the fifth anniversary of the atrocity. William will speak at the short ceremony and Kate will lay flowers.
The couple will also join a private reception inside Manchester Cathedral afterwards to speak to some of the bereaved families and those involved in the response effort. The tribute, which opened to the public in January, is located alongside the cathedral and was designed following an international competition.
Kate’s engagement on Wednesday comes as she and Prince William are to attend the official opening of the memorial to the 22 people murdered in the Manchester Arena terror attack.
The tribute, which opened to the public in January, is located alongside the cathedral and was designed following an international competition.