Kate Middleton sports an Emilia Wickstead dress in New Delhi
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose with school children during their visit to Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi, India, April 11, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS/PRAKASH SINGH/POOL

One of Kate Middleton’s favorite designers, London-based Emilia Wickstead, has teamed up with MatchesFashion.com for her debut capsule collection. The budding designer has created chic floral patterned dresses for the Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The new collection is part of the e-retailer’s current series of Digital Trunk Shows.

The 32-year-old designer’s vintage-inspired floral sundresses and pleated cotton skirts are perfect for summer. Talking to WWD in an interview the designer said that she could not wear her own designs on a holiday as she felt hot in the silk jacquards and wool crepe dresses. And moreover, she did not have any cotton dresses.

Emilia then decided to create her capsule collection. The designer who calls herself old-school has created floral, Chintz, prints-on-prints, and amalgamated traditional with modern for the new collection. Emilia is completely in love with blue Hydrangeas, though she is fond of peonies too.

Emilia’s new capsule collection is priced in the range of $660 to $1,051 and consists of eight items, ranging from maxi dresses to skirt separates. “She’s the most wonderful, intelligent, sophisticated and fun-loving person with lots of personality at the table. She doesn’t need the clothes, but when she walks into a room wearing them, she immediately gets noticed," said the designer, talking about the EW woman.


Oh happy days with my cotton #julietdress !!! #chateaumarmont this afternoon pre lunch with @matchesfashion  #MFxEW

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The Central Saint Martins graduate, who launched her own line in 2008, said that she was going to Pantelleria, an island in the south of Italy for a family holiday. Emilia added that she would wear her dresses every single day of her vacation.

The designer’s signature looks include silhouettes that are key to her designs. Besides, her creations feature nipped in the waist, some sleeveless, some with a sleeve. Emilia who has her eponymous label, is known for low necklines and a buttoned-up shirt dress with her signature Emilia Wickstead large fashion forward collar.