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How the second Royal Wedding broke tradition, Prada’s new bag, and more fashion news

We’ve been blessed with not one, but two royal weddings this year. A few months after the fairytale wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry come the nuptials of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. It’s yet another case of a commoner marrying into the Royal family.

But as Princess Eugenie is only the ninth in line to the throne, she doesn’t have to abide by all the protocols Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton had to. She even has her own Instagram account, a privilege her higher-ranked cousins do not have. With this freedom, her Royal wedding broke many traditions and loosened the belt on the guest’s style guide. Keep reading to see who bucked the trends in last weekend’s royal affair.

Zac Posen – an American designer – is the vision behind Princess Eugenie’s reception gown

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are pictured at Royal Lodge, Windsor, ahead of a private dinner on their Wedding Day. #RoyalWedding Photo: Alex Bramall

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Unlike Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle who wore gowns from British designers for their reception (Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton and Stella McCartney respectively), Princess Eugenie went with a blush, long-sleeved Zac Posen gown.

In a statement from Buckingham Palace, the American designer said that he was inspired by the beauty of Windsor and the surrounding countryside, and the colour of the dress was an homage to the blush of the English rose and the white rose of York. The white rose of York was also embroidered on the shoulder and back of the dress, holding the cape together.
Cara Delevingne boldly breaks all Royal rules with her Emporio Armani tuxedo

Showing up the lads 😜 @harpersbazaarus

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It’s a sport just watching high-profile guests and how they dress at any wedding, and Cara Delevingne won this year. The British supermodel strutted into Windsor Castle in a morning coat by Emporio Armani and a top hat by Nick Fouquet. Sure, the lines of gendered dressing have been blurred more so in 2018, but this bold move by Delevingne violated the dress code, as ladies were explicitly asked to wear a day dress to the wedding.

But if we’re being frank, we couldn’t care less about those rules, and Delevingne wasn’t kicked out of the grounds anyway. She showed us who’s boss, owning that dapper look in a pair of pearl-encrusted blade heels from Casadei, no less. Delevingne isn’t one to be strapped down any sartorial rules, not even if it comes from Buckingham Palace.

Prada debuts a new bag with a three-part short films starring J.K. Simmons

Prada is going the full mile to introduce a new handbag to shopaholics. Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons plays the delivery man in three interconnected but distinct short films. His payload is the Cahier (French for notebook), and he is tasked with delivering the bag to Pom Klementieff, Sasha Lane, and Bahia Gold.

The three episodes toy with the narratives of suburban unreality and urbane sophistication while charting the obstacle-ridden attempts by Simmons to deliver the Cahier to its final destinations. Whether it’s to a mansion in the Hollywood Hills guarded by a ferocious dog or an underground nightclub with an exasperatingly long line, the message from these films is clear. The Prada Cahier is a package that’s always welcome and worth the wait.

Timothée Chalamet shows up in style in Alexander McQueen at the Beautiful Boy premiere

A year since Call Me By Your Name, Timothée Chalamet is having another breakout moment with his film Beautiful Boy. At its premiere in London, the 22-year-old actor looked suave and debonair in an Alexander McQueen single-breasted floral suit from the Fall 2018 menswear collection.

It was a wild statement that drew all the camera flashes, as it takes a man of a certain calibre to pull off such a bold sartorial choice. This proves that tailoring is the essential key to looking dapper. If any seam was an inch wider, he would have looked like a teenager who got handed his dad’s suit. Of course, Chalamet’s red carpet affair didn’t detract from the success of the film, which opened strong at the box offices in a limited release.

Take a step further into ethical fashion with these lettuce slides

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Supporting ethical fashion by being a conscious consumer is one thing. Wearing lettuce green pool slides is taking veganism to another level. The vegan footwear brand Rombaut has created just that very sandal that sports a lettuce leaf and a sole the colour of kale. It’s literally the antithesis of Lady Gaga’s infamous MTV meat dress.

The shoe was dreamt up initially as a sculpture by Belgian designer Mats Rombaut, a vegan himself. Now, there’s also a purple cabbage version, but we’d say green is the shade to go. We suspect this style would soon take off as a campy, ironic conversation starter about what it means to be vegan, but has anyone asked where is the sandal made?


(Featured image: Gareth Fuller/Getty Images, Hero image: Prada)

Josiah Neo
Josiah Neo is a tech writer who contributes occasionally to the fashion, travel, and culture beats. When he’s not busy keeping up with the keynotes, he’s probably stuffing his face with the best Melbournian donuts (at Shortstop, BTW) or watching his favourite esports team, the Los Angeles Valiant, pummel their opponents into oblivion.