Cunard waves hello to first ever Transatlantic Fashion Week with Dame Zandra Rhodes
Cunard has brought together some of the most reputable names within the fashion industry to launch the first ever Transatlantic Fashion Week on board Queen Mary 2.
Final preparations are underway for seven days of catwalk shows, inspiring talks, glamorous dinners and exclusive unveilings on the cruise which departs Southampton on Thursday (1 September), arriving in New York on the 8th to coincide with the opening of New York Fashion Week.
Dame Zandra Rhodes is “excited” top be showcasing her work on the QM2
Pioneering British Designer Dame Zandra Rhodes, known for dressing some of the world’s best-known style icons including Freddie Mercury, Jackie Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor, will showcase her latest collection during the cruise.
The celebrated fashion designer will also be joined by highly respected fashion historian and style commentator Colin McDowell and New York Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis for a series of inspirational talks during the voyage.
Passengers will attend exclusive first look runway shows featuring collections from the world’s most famous fashion college, the Royal College of Art’s 2016 graduates. including:
As well as embracing new design talent. the first ever fashion show at sea will introduce emerging new faces from of one London’s revolutionary modeling agencies, Storm.
Dame Zandra commented: “Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the world of fashion in an iconic and timeless venue.
“I am incredibly excited to showcase my work alongside some amazing up and coming designers from the Royal College of Art. It is so important to encourage new talent and what a fabulous environment to launch what are sure to be some very bright futures in the world of fashion.”
Cunard director Angus Struthers said: “This crossing will be the first of its kind offering guests a unique chance to meet and dine with some of the most celebrated names in the fashion industry.
“Queen Mary 2 has always been synonymous with glamour and style so inviting fashion royalty onboard is an exciting move for Cunard and one we expect to carry into the future.”
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