Duchess Kate has been attracting plenty of attention for her dazzling tour wardrobe while she and Prince William have been in Pakistan. But it was her husband who “stole the show” when he stepped out in a sherwani during a reception on Oct. 15, the designer of the look says.
It’s not very often that the Duke of Cambridge attracts attention with his wardrobe, but William made jaws drop when he stepped out of a tuk-tuk wearing the traditional garment, which has its roots in the Mughal aristocracy in India in the 19 th century.
Nauman Arfeen, the Karachi-based designer behind the Naushemian look the prince was wearing, said he was very impressed by the prince’s confidence and how he carried himself in the garment.
“It doesn’t seem like he was wearing something for the first time,” Nauman Arfeen told People. “He knows how to handle it and carry it. That was simply superb.”
Nauman told the publication it was in that moment he saw how William is a “true prince” since he’s comfortable no matter his surroundings and in anything he wears.
“Honestly, no one carries it like he did,” he told People. “Usually people are more comfortable wearing things they wear in their daily life – maybe a suit and tie and shirt. Most people get uncomfortable that they are not feeling right. But I noted he had no fuss and was so comfortable wearing it. It was amazing.”
Nauman added he was even more proud that William asked for a teal sherwani, since green is Pakistan’s national colour. It is also a sacred colour in Islam, which is the largest religion in the country.
“We are glad William and Kate have come here and are doing things related to the people – like coming in the rickshaw and accepting the traditions of Pakistan and showing the culture and heritage,” he said.
Keep your eyes peeled on William’s style because Nauman told People he had been asked to design other items for the prince, so there’s a good chance we could see the royal in other outfits by Naushemian before the tour ends on Oct. 18!