Amanda discovered her passion for fashion as a child with some of her earliest recollections being those of having an innate sense of not only how clothes made her look more importantly how clothes affected how she felt.
Following a stint as a fashion model in New York in the 1980’s, Amanda launched her eponymous label opening a small boutique in the heart of Chelsea, London. Amanda’s clean and sophisticated aesthetic soon became a favourite of some of the world’s most stylish women with Wakeley’s designs worn by the likes of the late Diana, Princess of Wales and Queen Rania of Jordan.
Positioned as a lifestyle luxury brand, Amanda Wakeley’s ethos is to ‘dress women for every aspect of life’s journey with effortless, empowering style’. Amanda embraces these values with her collection not only offering beautiful ready-to-wear pieces but also including luxury handbags, fashion accessories and a world renowned wedding dress collection, Amanda Wakeley Bridal.
One of her latest high profile clients was Meghan Markle, who wore an Amanda Wakeley coat and Midi Dress during a special service celebrating Commonwealth Day, marking Meghan’s most high profile event with the royal family to date, at the time of writing. Since 2009, Amanda has expanded her vision of building an international luxury lifestyle brand with the support of AGC Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in London, to fuel its expansion.
Amanda was awarded an OBE for her services to the fashion industry in 2010 and is also the winner of numerous awards, including three British Fashion Awards. Since 1996, Amanda has co-chaired the committee for the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer appeal leading the efforts to raise substantial funds to support the charity.
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