With Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle’s wedding rapidly approaching in just a few weeks, it’s no wonder that many are speculating about which designer has been charged with the task of creating a gown for the ages. Indeed, ever since Markle appeared on her TV show Suits in a wedding dress, people have been curious about what she will look like on the big day. With many fashionistas making lists of the potential designers, Erdem seems to have emerged as a favorite—for a few reasons.
First, the Erdem house’s announcement that they are hiring a PR professional for their staff, no longer using a firm, indicates that something big is afoot. Rumors have also recently abounded that Erdem is increasing their staff numbers, which would also potentially mean that they expect a huge influx of orders. Indeed, whenever a royal wedding takes place, the designer responsible for the “winning” dress is usually inundated with attention from the press, as well as consumers that want to emulate the royal look.
Insiders have stated that Erdem seems a perfect fit for Markle. Not only is the brand based in the United Kingdom, but the designer behind it all is actually from Canada. This seems ideal for Markle, who spent a lot of time in Canada while working on the set of Suits. Also, it seems interesting to note that Kate Middleton, also known as the Duchess of Cambridge in her royal capacity, is a fan of Erdem. On at least three occasions, she has favored the designer when going out on the town.
However, there are a few people pointing out that Ralph & Russo shouldn’t be discounted as a wedding dress designer choice. After all, they designed the dress for Markle’s iconic engagement photos.