Cunard Line is preparing to embark on its inaugural Transatlantic Fashion Week cruise, a seven-day voyage that will give passengers the opportunity to travel with industry luminaries such as Dame Zandra Rhodes.
The event, which will be on board the newly fitted Queen Mary 2, will leave Southampton on September 1, 2016 and arrive in New York on September 8, the same day New York Fashion Week begins.
Colin McDowell MBE, Fern Mallis, Gail Sackloff OBE, Royal College of Art and Storm Models will also be on board.
Dame Sandra Rhodes, who has dressed the likes of Freddie Mercury, Jackie Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor, said: “Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the world of fashion in an iconic and timeless venue. I’m 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!”
Passengers will attend first look runway shows featuring collections from the Royal College of Art’s 2016 graduates.
Angus Struthers, Director, Cunard said: “We are delighted to host Transatlantic Fashion Week on board, especially as it follows the recent remastering of Queen Mary 2. 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.”