On the final leg of their New Zealand leg of their tour the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Rotoura, receiving a very warm welcome from the people. TRH’s were honoured with traditional Korowai cloaks. The Duchess was dressed in a navy Stella McCartney dress.
Meghan wore a custom version of the Stella McCartney ‘Asymmetric crêped mini dress,’ retailing for £780. The ready to wear dress has a crew neck, is sleeveless with a cinched waist featuring draped folds on the left-hand side. The dress is made from matte crêpe and has an invisible zip closure. The Duchess’ dress is modified with bracelet length sleeves and has more sharply defined panels of asymmetric draping through the a-line flared skirt, which is positioned on the opposite side of the ready to wear dress. The dress silhouette is very reminiscent of Meghan’s Roland Mouret dress. Below we show some similar Stella McCartney designs, to highlight the different construction elements of Meghan’s bespoke dress.
Meghan wore her Manolo Blahnik ‘BB 105 Tora Pump,’ retailing for £489. The navy suede Tora heel has the labels identifying kick in spiked stiletto heel, it is not a straight back heel.
The Duchess was gifted a Kiri Nathan ‘Pounamu Kouma’ pendant on by The Governor General of New Zealand Patsy Reddy on thier first day in New Zealand.
The website explains the significance of the stone: “ Pounamu (greenstone) is a taonga (treasure) in Maoridom. A valued stone that has spiritual significance. It is highly prized and is only found in the South Island of New Zealand. Pounamu is under guardianship of the Ngai Tahu Iwi (Tribe). Each piece holds it’s own mana (integrity, strength) denoting status and power. Pounamu is traditionally handed down as a valued heirloom or given as a gift to affirm relationships, peace, love and safe journeys/life.”
Meghan wore this hand carved pendant with her dress today. Kiri Nathan was founded in 2010 and over the years has shown at London Fashion Week and New Zealand Fashion Week. Kiri Nathan also designs clothing and Korowai. Jacinda Ardern was spotted wearing the labels green pleated skirt for yesterday’s reception with the Duke and Duchess. Kiri is the designer of the labels garments whilst Jason Nathan is the creator of the labels Pounamu Jewellery and carved the Duchess’ pendant.
This pendant is carved to order and retails for £334. You can purchase Meghan’s necklace here.
Beautiful Meghan Duchess of Sussex wearing her @Kirinathan Pounamu Kouma, carved by Jason Nathan. Gifted to HRH by @GovGeneralNZ The Kouma represents Strength, Integrity & Authority, cut from a Kawakawa variety of Authentic Ngāi Tahu Pounamu https://t.co/KHoXWFw9px pic.twitter.com/uQNEUaBRO4
— Kiri Nathan (@Kirinathan) October 30, 2018
Meghan accessorised with her Boh Runga ‘Disco Logo’ earrings retailing for £168. Meghan has worn these on everyday of her visit to New Zealand. This shows how much Meghan must really appreciate these gifted earrings as she is known for frequently mixing up her jewellery pieces.
You can purchase these earrings here.
Both the Duke and Duchess were presented with a traditional feathered cloak called a Korowai. The cloak was gifted to the Duchess to help provide strength during her pregnancy.
The Duchess also wore a British Legion 1918-2018 Centenary Poppy Pin. You can purchase a Poppy Pin for upcoming Remembrance Day Services here.
You can get Meghan’s Stella McCartney look here:
with thanks to @whatmegwore, @MadAboutMeghan(pendant ID), @MeghansFashion (Dress ID) for fashion info