Fashion designers will join Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 seven-night Transatlantic crossing in September to New York for the inaugural ‘Transatlantic Fashion Week’ voyage, which will arrive the same day New York Fashion Week 2016 begins.
Award winning British fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes will be the featured guest aboard, according to a news release.
“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.
As Dame Zandra Rhodes reveals designs from her collections, emerging faces from Storm modelling agency will take to the catwalk during the voyage. Alongside these great 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 programme, 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 glamourous world of fashion whilst immersing themselves in stylish designs and world-renowned White Star Service of the newly remastered Queen Mary 2.”