Queen Letizia repeats bespoke Juan Duyos set for the Honorary Ambassadors of the Spain Brand
The King and Queen of Spain delivered the accreditations to the ninth promotion of Honorary Ambassadors of the Spain Brand, an initiative of the Forum of Renowned Spanish Brands (FMRE).
This recognition is granted on a biennial basis, in 7 different categories that cover all areas of society, with the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation which recognises people, companies or institutions, who have made significant contributions towards a positive image of Spain abroad.
The FMRE promotes at all levels the strategic importance of brands and their internationalisation as a key lever for improving the competitiveness of the Spanish economy, thus contributing to enhancing the image of Spain and all of its companies through joint efforts between leading Spanish brands and public administrations.
Queen Letizia brought back her Juan Duyos separates for the ceremony at the Royal Palace of El Pardo in Madrid. The bespoke design features a 'Tiffany blue' embroidered pencil skirt and an ecru satin blouse finished with a matching embroidered collar and cuffs.
She complemented the ensemble with her ecru Magrit 'Cara' clutch and bespoke knotted vamp pumps.
16/3/2021 10:50:59 pm
It's nice to see a return of this skirt in the Manton de Manila fabric last worn in Feb. 2019. The outfit in pastel colours looks feminine and romantic. I love the way the collar and cuffs match the skirt. A perfect look for Spring which is on the horizon.
17/3/2021 06:38:34 am
I'm unable to get on board with these Juan Duyos separates despite elegant tailoring. The colour scheme is too insipid for me and I don't like all the blank fabric at the front of the blouse which is eventually halted by a stiff shirt collar style. I like the covered buttons down the back, but the detailing seems confused, a touch modern and sleek in the main blouse colour and then strongly vintage in the tapestry print detail.
17/3/2021 03:38:18 pm
I agree with everything that you say, Bertie, about this skirt and top. I would add that the blouse is too shiny for the matte material of the skirt and the collar and cuffs are too matchy/matchy. In spite of the tailoring and the tradition of the Manton, the design looks like a high school Home Economics sewing project.
17/3/2021 07:23:56 pm
Bertie, speaking about the colour of a Mantón de Manila saying that its colour is "irritating" would be the same as I said tar-tan fabric and their colours , for example are, or the colours or a country flag are "irritating",
18/3/2021 11:45:41 am
Thank you for explaining the relevance of the colour, though I think it a hard one to carry off in an outfit. And I reserve the right to simply dislike some colours because it's just the way I am, even if they are part of an official flag!
18/3/2021 07:30:48 pm
Totally agree Simone and it is only with Spain. I have never heard that a kilt is (whatever...) or the hats...etc..
26/3/2021 04:25:01 am
I totally with you Bertie that you're fully entitled to dislike any colour. I don't think the Dutch object to anyone disliking orange and disliking green as a colour isn't disrespectful to Islam. Making such analogies is just silly, if not actually disrespectful in itself. As for the outfit, not forgetting that this is a fashion blog, I love Tiffany blue as a colour, and I quite like it in this outfit, but I don't think the skirt and the blouse are a good combination and the collar is just a step too far in the direction of chintzy
19/3/2021 12:56:09 am
Sometimes it is just a matter of one's taste. I feel the same about all the her baby pink ensembles, especially with the pink shoes. It makes me cringe. As for this pale blue, it's very close to my favourite colour and I felt joy surge within me when I saw it! For me the matching collar and cuffs make the ensemble less elegant and remind me of a uniform. I'd rather the top not include the print at all but would enjoy a matching short jacket even if it would irritate Bertie even more ;-)
17/3/2021 07:54:15 am
17/3/2021 11:21:37 am
I love the tiffany blue! The matching collar and cuff could be called matchy, matchy but I like the continuity of the theme it embraces. And, of course Letizia looks amazing in that long, pencil skirt!
17/3/2021 11:31:09 am
It's wonderful that the Queen repurposed a 'mantón de Manila'. The craftsmanship is exquisite, some pieces deserve to be re-worked into items that can be enjoyed for special occasions such as this. Sadly, the skirt is too fitted and the top too loose. The presentation may have been neater if the top were a body-suit that elegantly skimmed Letizia's figure. Also, fabric permitting, I would have loved the skirt to have been fractionally longer and to have hung straight. A column-like silhouette would have been more unique than a traditional pencil skirt. Unfortunately, I find the knotted accessories very heavy, I would have preferred the nude Prada Saffiano pointy-toe pumps and no clutch for a streamlined effect.
23/3/2021 08:42:41 am
This is an outfit I loved the very first time the Queen wore it, and nothing has changed. She looks great in this ensemble. I love the cuffs and collar, matching, continuing the composition. I do agree with Jennifer though regarding the blouse appearing baggy and tighter fit of the skirt, the overall appearance would have looked more polished if the fit was better. On this occasion the shoes and bag are a miss for me. I would have liked a pale neutral colour. Regardless of my taste the Queen looks lovely yet again.
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