Meghan's jacket was made by Project Runway New Zealand contestant

Publish Date
Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:54AM

Meghan Markle only touched down in Aotearoa on Sunday and has been spotted wearing a garment that was created with some help from a young Project Runway NZ contestant, Kerry Trent Ranginui.

The Karen Walker pattern-maker created the brown tweed trench coat along with two others in the KW workroom that was worn by Meghan when she was snapped in this iconic photo.



Taking to Instagram, the young designer explained how he came to work on the Royal garment.

“Great team at Karen Walker working on the coat for the Duchess of Sussex arrival to NZ. With machinist ( Elina) sample room manager (Kelsey)and pattern maker Kerry (me).”



Ranginui also posted a cute snap of himself dressed in the coat saying:

“The Duchess of Sussex trench coat!!!

Pre-order now sold out in one day!!!! #royalvisit #karenwalker #teamkw#bankstrench

Meghan looked gorgeous in the classic Karen Walker trench coat which was originally designed back in 2003 and has been refreshed many times since. We love it!

We can't wait to see his next design on Monday night on Project Runway New Zealand.

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