It might not qualify for every fashionista’s favourite cost-per-wear equation but the most stylish sailing of the year is worth every penny of its price tag, with fares from just £789pp.
Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week brings style to the seas for seven nights in September, when the always-in-fashion Queen Mary 2 embarks on the trendiest of trips across the pond. You’ll arrive in the Big Apple just in time for New York Fashion Week but this isn’t just any Transatlantic cruise; it is a sartorial soiree promising catwalk shows, styling and fashion illustration workshops and some serious shopping. Were that not enough, some of the most notable stars of the fashion industry will be on board with you, hosting Q&A’s, workshops and presentations that will appeal to your inner fashionista.
Colin McDowell MBE
Colin McDowell MBE is one of the industry’s most respected fashion writers, historians and commentators. Famously candid, Colin claims to have been banned from more fashion shows than any other writer. He has written for the London Sunday Times, as well as almost every major UK newspaper and publication. He’ll be on board to host fashion illustration workshops, presentations and Q&A sessions.
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Jeremy Langmead helped cement Mr Porter as the go-to for style-conscious gents as the Brand and Content Director of MRPORTER.COM. Nobody knows more about menswear, as is evident from his monthly musings in the men’s style column for Esquire magazine and his role as Editor-in-Chief of LUXX magazine, published in partnership with The Times. Jeremy will host two menswear fashion shows and a Q&A session.
Virginia Bates is the queen of vintage fashion, starting the trend for pre-loved treasures way back in the 70’s. ‘Virginia’ in London’s Holland Park became a mecca for designers seeking inspiration for their collections, with John Galliano, Donatella Versace and Ralph Lauren all known to stop by. Vintage aficionados will appreciate the ambience in Queen Mary 2’s Queens Room, when Virginia hosts a vintage fashion show with a dramatic brass band accompaniment.
When the high society need a shot that perfectly captures their best side, they turn to a man who knows his angles like nobody else. Richard Young is the stars’ most trusted photographer having worked with the likes of Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor and Mick Jagger. He’ll delve into details of his life and career while on board, sharing stories of his starry subjects, hosting a photography exhibition and Q&A session.
A writer, designer and one of the founding editors of InStyle magazine, Hal Rubenstein is an icon of the fashion world. He has written for The New Yorker, Elle, Vogue, Vanity Fair and countless other publications and curates countless fashion projects with brands including Giorgio Armani and Donna Karan. He was also men’s fashion editor for the New York Times. Hal will host presentations, Q&A’s and book signings on board.
As a consultant to the International Fashion Industry, Gail Sackloff has brought some of the best British designers to American stores such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. She launched Jimmy Choo in the USA, alongside countless other well-known names, and continues to be a deciding factor in the brands we see in stores and on catwalks today.
Join the crème de la crème of the style scene this September. Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week sees Queen Mary 2 departs Southampton on 2 September 2018, with fares from £799pp.