Royal Wedding: What Should Wills Wear?

19 January 2011

As the world goes six shades of crazy for Kate Middleton and her wedding attire, poor Prince William has had to take rather a backseat in the run-up to his impending nuptials, aside from last week’s tall and ever-so-slightly bonkers tale about a shirt being under construction in Puglia. Now, though, Dame Vivienne Westwood has used her Fall 2011 Menswear show in Milan to give the future King William some (naturally) less traditional ideas.

‘With royal marriage in the air, who would you choose to be your bridegroom? Come on girls, our catwalk is your chance to dream’ reads the press release at Dame Viv's show, in which she mixed her trademark plaids and tailored jackets with bold, bright coloured prints featuring lovebirds and skulls. 

Vivienne Westwood

It has long been a dream of Grazia Daily’s to dress Prince William, and to get him out of the blazer-and-chino combo so favoured by men of a certain provenance (we’ll give you a clue – they tend to hang around in Fulham and go to Mahiki) so with men’s fashion week currently in full swing in Milaaano, Dame Vivienne made us take a look at all of the options which are open to William for April 29th.

Gucci, naturally, showed some awesome tailoring at their show on Monday – with narrow, ‘70s inspired suiting with broad lapels, in the shades of camel and chocolate which we already knows suit William’s blonde colouring (don’t forget THAT engagement photo). Canali, meanwhile showed some beautifully fitted six button, double breasted suits which had just the right amount of formality to flatter the future king. Paired with brown suede accessories (including a presumably optional clutch bag) as well as a grey plaid tie and pocket square, the collection was probably the one most suited to a wedding so far this week.

Gucci                                                               Canali

Queen of minimalist chic, Jil Sander, showed some less formal but nevertheless awesome options for William, with a Prince (the singer) -esque single breasted purple flannel suit with matching polo shirt. Though probably a bit outré for Wills, Grazia Daily thinks this could be an absolutely awesome going away outfit. 

Jil Sander

Since it would be diplomatically, y’know, GOOD for William to opt for a British designer, it’s definitely worth taking a look at what Sarah Burton has showed for Alexander McQueen, with asymmetric button waistcoats together with narrow suiting in very spring-like shades of pale grey and lilac. She also showed some military-looking fur trimmed capes and coats in navy, black and red velvet which we would LOVE to see William wear, though we suspect that this is about as likely as Kate choosing to wear a gown inspired by ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’.

Alexander McQueen

Finally, Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum gave William more than one option for outerwear, with the label’s signature immaculately tailored coats, with fur-trimmed collars for Fall 2011. So, those are the suggestions of Grazia Daily, but what would you lovely people like to se William wear for his wedding day? Let us know using the usual format below.

Burberry Prorsum

- Alex Butt


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