Kate debuted a dress by Saloni. The label is London based, but the designer Saloni Lodha was born in India. From the designer's website:
"Saloni grew up in a traditional Marwari family and her love affair with textiles began at a very young age. The women in her community only wore sarees and her grandfather owned a fabric shop. When she first moved to Hong Kong in 2001, which then was dominated exclusively by luxury brands, she saw a gap in the market for something more personal .
She decided to set up pop-up boutiques and sell one-off pieces of clothing made in collaboration with artisans back home. When she moved to London in 2004 she did a short course at St Martins, got some work experience and she started her own brand."
This is the first piece Kate has worn by Saloni. The dress features a lightweight matelassé fabric, half-sleeves, flattering box-pleats, and a diamond back. Retail: $789.