What is Franck Namani? The French fashion label worn by Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince stepped out in a two-tone gilet by the luxury brand this week

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks during a meeting to Launch Public Investment Fund Strategy 2021-2025, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 24, 2021. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
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If you were hoping to follow in Mohammed bin Salman's fashion footsteps, you might have to bide your time.

The website of luxury label Franck Namani appears to have crashed after Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince stepped out in one of its designs.

The royal sported a two-tone gilet by the French brand on Sunday, while chairing a board meeting of the Public Investment Fund.

Worn over a charcoal thobe, the caramel-hued sleeveless vest featured a vibrant sky-blue lining.

Pictures of Prince Mohammed subsequently began to trend on social media, as fans tried to hunt down the head-turning garment.

Eagle-eyed viewers spied that the gilet came from Namani's autumn / winter 2020-2021 collection, which the royal sported in the colour combination "tobacco / emeraude".

The fashion brand's website was swiftly inundated with visitors, with social media users subsequently posting that the webpage appeared to have crashed.

Francknamani.com currently notes that the "site is undergoing maintenance", with some pages unavailable.

The catalogues for the label's collections for men and women can still be viewed, while the brand urged that its "remote private-shopping service is still available".

Hopeful customers must contact the brand directly to make orders at this time.

Who is Franck Namani?

The eponymous French label is shrouded in some mystery, with little information available about when it was first founded.

What is known, however, is that the brand specialises in luxury cashmere pieces for men and women, including jumpers, dresses, accessories and outerwear, as well as high-end separates and footwear.

Franck Namani is known for its own cashmere blend, named Ultimum, which the brand says is handcrafted on a traditional weaving machine. The fabric is made with the naturally shed wool of Mongolian Capra hircus goats, the label reveals on its website, with only the best and most flexible threads hand-picked.

The brand has two flagships stores in Paris, one in Geneva, and opened its London boutique in 2014.

It offers worldwide delivery, as well as a click-and-collect service in Paris, but notes that due to the nature of some materials used in its products, such as fur, "we cannot guarantee that they are available for ordering and shipping to your destination".