Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 embarks on her second annual Transatlantic Fashion Week voyage sailing from Southampton to New York today.
For the second year running, Queen Mary 2’s Transatlantic Fashion Week cruise will bring together some of the most reputable names in the fashion industry including Julien Macdonald OBE, Colin McDowell MBE, Karl Dunkley, Gail Sackloff OBE and Parsons School of Design.
Runway shows, inspiring talks, glamourous dinners and exclusive unveilings will all be hosted on the luxury liner.
Julien Macdonald OBE commented: “Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week is such an exciting concept that celebrates the world of fashion in an iconic and timeless venue, the Queen Mary 2. I’m looking forward to having a week on board and bringing some fun and glamour to Cunard’s guests.”
The British Fashion Designer will showcase some of his most iconic pieces over the course of Transatlantic Fashion Week, put on two runway shows and take part in a Q&A about his inspirational fashion career.
The highly-respected fashion historian and style commentator Colin McDowell MBE will provide a series of fashion illustration workshops and an inspirational talk during and Karl Dunkley, the founder and CEO of Royal Warrant holder Grosvenor Shirts, Jermyn Street, will reveal the craftsmanship behind a classic tailored shirt.
Guests on board will also attend exclusive first look runway shows featuring collections from the one of the world’s most revered fashion colleges, Parsons School of Design graduates.
New to the Transatlantic Fashion Week and Cunard in the form of a pop-up store will be A-List favourite, luxury swimwear designer Melissa Odabash, a pop-up store featuring a range of Lucy Choi’s designer shoes and a Mulberry boutique that will see the British brand show its autumn/ winter 2017 collection.
Angus Struthers, Vice President, Cunard said: “Although Transatlantic Fashion Week is only in its second year, it is already building quite a reputation as a must attend event attracting some of the world’s foremost fashion designers and commentators”.
He added: “Queen Mary 2, the most iconic and glamorous ocean liner in the world, provides the perfect backdrop for what promise to be some amazing shows, headlined by Julien Macdonald OBE. Combined with the opportunity for guests to meet and dine with all featured guests, this unique crossing is sure to delight all on board.”