Friday, February 19, 2016

Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 to Debut Transatlantic Fashion Week in 2016

Leaders in the field of haute couture, currently preparing for London Fashion Week on February 19-23, will join Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 7-night Transatlantic crossing in September to New York, the style capital of the world. The inaugural ‘Transatlantic Fashion Week’ voyage will arrive in the Big Apple the very same day New York Fashion Week 2016 begins.

Award winning British fashion designer, Dame Zandra Rhodes, who has dressed some the world’s most famous musicians, will treat guests to ‘an audience with’ as she discusses her impressive career.

Preparing to show her latest collection at London Fashion Week, the award designer spoke about her excitement at joining this special voyage. “Guests are going to be able to look forward to a fantastic fashion experience,” said Rhodes. “I’m going to be doing a dress show, as well as doing a talk with the fabulous Colin McDowell. Guests will have the chance to dine with all these specialists in the industry, ask questions from us all. I’m there to enhance everyone’s experience.”

Joining the line-up of fashion royalty is the highly respected fashion historian and commentator Colin McDowell and Fern Mallis, the ‘Godmother of Fashion’ and founder of New York Fashion Week.

As Dame Zandra Rhodes reveals designs from her collections, emerging faces from Storm modeling agency will take to the catwalk during the voyage. Alongside these fashion authorities, guests will also have the opportunity to meet the designers of the future, as students from the world’s number one postgraduate fashion program, based in the world’s number one university of art and design, The Royal College of Art, showcase their latest collections on board.

“Cunard has long been associated with style, a sense of occasion and the enriching experiences we deliver to our guests,” said Richard Meadows, president, Cunard North America. “We are pleased to welcome on board such venerable fashion industry experts, so that our guests have the opportunity to gain insight into the glamorous world of fashion while immersing themselves in stylish designs and world-renowned White Star Service of the newly remastered Queen Mary 2.”

Video Courtesy of Cunard Line

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