Forget Kate Young for Target, another Kate’s plans for couture collaboration are taking the fashion world by storm.
Addressing a growing fashion frenzy sparked when it was revealed the Duchess’ official charity named “clothing, footwear and headgear” among the items it intended to copyright, St. James Palace confirmed today Kate Middleton will harness the Kate Effect for good and collaborate on a capsule collection that will be sold to benefit The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry next year.
Few other details were shared, but it’s expected that the collection will be small and available for a limited time online and at a yet unnamed high street partner. (Always ready for a wager, UK oddsmakers are favoring a Brit brand like Topshop or Liberty). It is known that the Duchess will wear the designs before they are made available to the public. No doubt, used to working alongside top designers on her looks, she’ll play a hands on role in the design of the collection.
A princess’ closet raising money for charity is not a new idea. Mr. Kate Middleton himself, Prince William, was said to have convinced his mother Princess Diana to auction off her dresses for charity and raise $3.26 million for the charities nearest to her heart in 1997.
Don’t book your ticket to London just yet– the Duchess isn’t set to dig into design until after her latest project, a royal heir, arrives this summer. So, we won’t see the collection available until next April 1, just in time for April Fools’.