Well before she officially became a Duchess and her every sartorial move was observed with eagle eyes, Meghan Markle’s penchant for Canadian designers was widely known. Makes sense, considering she spent six years not just in Toronto but in the company of Jessica Mulroney, one of the country’s foremost stylists (and a champion of its local designers.) Markle has been spotted more than once in Club Monaco separates, Mackage and Sentaler coats, and dainty pieces of Birks jewellery. In fact, it was a Toronto-based brand, Line the Label, that the Duchess-to-be chose for one of the biggest days of her personal life—the day she and Prince Harry announced their engagement. Read on for a recap of all the Canadian brands Markle wore this year alone.
Soia & Kyo
For one of her last official engagements of 2018, Markle wore a floral cap-sleeved dress by Los Angeles-based Brock Collection, under a grey wool coat by Quebec company Soia & Kyo. It’s not the first time she’s worn a piece by this outerwear maker—she’s been photographed in at least two other styles from the brand in the past.
Markle seems to own multiple pieces by this Canadian retailer: the burgundy Wilfred dress she wore to the Invictus Games in Toronto last year, the olive Babaton trench she wore while on royal tour in Australia, and most recently, a pale pink cashmere Wilfred coat that has since—obviously—sold out.