In a lot of ways, it was the Meghan Markle coat. Pregnant with Archie and well into her second trimester, Meghan stepped out for her first official royal engagement of 2019 dressed in head-to-toe red via a Sentaler wrap coat so elegant and eye-catching, it was tough to notice anything else. (Sorry, Harry.) Of course, we’d seen that signature ribbed sleeve before: Kate Middleton also donned a Sentaler style—a cropped version in grey—on a tour of Canada in 2016. Meghan even chose it for her first Christmas with the royal fam in 2018.
So, what is it about the Toronto-based brand that makes it a royal favorite? Well, it’s sustainable for one thing. And every coat is made from luxe and ethically sourced Alpaca wool, which is responsible for its warmth, but also that bright and vibrant sheen. Still, the devil’s in the details, which is why we dialed the brand’s designer Bojana Sentaler for a virtual styling session and the chance to pick her brain about how to wear any winter coat like a royal.