Designer Diaries – Claire Mischevani and the British Royals

Claire Mischevani is a British designer of bespoke fashions. Sustainability is at the heart of her design ethos. She purchases limited editions of fabrics, keeps stocks low, and her collections small. Although not as much of a household name as some of the other British designers of her generation, you have seen her designs on Princess Beatrice, Autumn Philips, and Zara Tindall. She works primarily from her own boutique and is known for her personal relationship with her clients

“I feel that I have a different approach to some designers, as I deal with clients directly, in my own boutique.

Claire Mischevani

Mischevani had her own boutique in Shrewsbury for 10 years before moving to a studio in London at the end of 2011. Claire has won various awards over the years, including Designer of the Year 2005. Her designs run the gamut from streamlined and structured to highly embellished. She has designed purely feminine and pretty clothes but also persuaded the more daring royals into some unusual designs.

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice choose an girly ivory crepe Mischevani dress, scattered with pink blossoms, for Royal Ascot 2017.

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For the Easter 2019 services, Beatrice appeared in a blue jacquard pleat dress embroidered with gold embellishments.

During the services at Christmas 2018, we get a Mischevani twofer. Beatrice wore a military style navy Italian wool coat, and Autumn was in a drop hem coat with a surprise leopard print lining.

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Zara Tindall

Zara has worn Mischevani several times, including a maternity coat to Prince Harry’s wedding. Her best outing in the designer’s fashions, in my opinion, was the purple Finola coat worn to the Cheltenham 2020 races.

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Autumn Philips

Certainly you remember this one? Autumn Philips stepped out in a baby blue bespoke jumpsuit during Ascot in 2019. It was a departure for both her and the event.

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As you can see, the designer runs the gamut. Spam any and all Mischevani designs in the comments.