Kate Middleton’s kilt-style skirt can now be recreated for much less as Scottish designer Le Kilt has collaborated with ASOS for a exclusive collection. The 34-year-old British royal gave a nod to Scotland by wearing a kilt-style skirt by a new Scottish designer in February. She was in Edinburgh to carry out her first solo engagement.
Known as the Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, Middleton had three engagements in the country. Now, royal fans can recreate the Duchess of Cambridge’s look thanks to ASOS. Her 100 percent British wool, A-line skirt costs around 470 pounds (668.79), but thanks to the brand’s capsule collection, it is now available to buy at a much lesser rate.
Le Kilt collaborated with the online retailer ASOS to design an exclusive collection of pleated and checkered pieces including shirts, dresses and skirts. It is very similar to the houndstooth piece worn by the stylish royal and comes complete with a traditional kilt pin. All the designs from the exclusive collection are priced below 75 pounds ($106.66).
The mother-of-two championed the new Scottish brand, Le Kilt, by wearing its tweed skirt. The knee-length skirt featured black and white houndstooth patterns. The brand was founded by Samantha McCoach in 2014.
McCoach had a vision of adding modernity to her family’s kilt-making heritage — her grandmother had been a traditional kilt-maker in Scotland for over 40 years. Kate paired the skirt with a green tailored Max Mara coat. Kate is known for her thoughtful approach to fashion. She often gives a nod to her host country during official visits with appropriate outfits. And during her Scotland visit also, she did not disappoint.
Earlier Samantha shared her excitement of having Kate wear one of her pieces. “It feels great, it's fantastic to see the Duchess is supporting young new brands. This is amazing! I work with a lot of ‘made in UK’ workshops and factories, as well as British manufacturing and this is a huge support,” she said speaking to The Telegraph.
ASOS shows how to wear the kilt two-ways.