Cunard Line has announced a Transatlantic Fashion week will be featured on the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner in September 2016. The 7-night voyage will arrive at New York just in time for the cities fashion week. Award winning British fashion designer, Dame Zandra Rhodes will be onboard for the special sailing.
Dame Zandra Rhodes is currently preparing for London fashion week which starts from February 19 through to February 23. Rhodes will treat guests on Queen Mary 2 to ‘an audience with’ as she discusses her impressive career.
Dame Zandra Rhodes said:
“Guests are going to be able to look forward to a fantastic fashion experience. 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 McDowelland Fern Mallis, the ‘Godmother of Fashion’ and founder of New York Fashion Week.
Richard Meadows, president, Cunard North America said:
“Cunard has long been associated with style, a sense of occasion and the enriching experiences we deliver to our guests. 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.”
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.
The 150,000 gross ton Queen Mary 2 will receive a major dry dock that will take place from 27th May to 21st June, 2016. Guests will be able to take full advantage of all the new enhancements during the cruise too.