Luxury line Cunard has announced a star line-up for its fourth annual Transatlantic Fashion Week, to take place July 28 – Aug. 4 onboard Queen Mary 2.
Headline names include royal milliner, Stephen Jones OBE, alongside such fashion greats as Stuart Weitzman, Colin McDowell MBE, Pat Cleveland, Lindy Woodhead and Rosemarie Bravo CBE.
Attended by a mix of the fashion industry’s leading designers, editors, models and the UK’s top emerging fashion graduates, Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week will play host to runway shows, talks, exhibitions, in-store events, book signings and film screenings.
Headlining 2019’s event, British milliner Stephen Jones OBE is considered one of the world’s most influential milliners of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Described by Vogue as the “go-to man when it comes to making headline hats,” he has worked with everyone from Diana, Princess of Wales to Mick Jagger and fashion greats including Vivienne Westwood. Jones will be on board to showcase some of his most memorable pieces in two runway shows and participate in a Q&A session on his career so far.
Cunard will also be partnering with the Graduate Fashion Foundation, a world leading charitable organization which presents Graduate Fashion Week annually to celebrate the creativity of students and graduates within fashion. Previous winners of The Graduate Fashion Week awards include Stella McCartney and Christopher Bailey.
Angus Struthers, VP marketing and sales (UK) Cunard, commented, “Transatlantic Fashion Week is a truly unique experience that goes from strength to strength, and our line-up this year is exceptional. Alongside the talks, shows, exhibitions and workshop sessions from a who’s who of the fashion world, I am delighted that our guests will also have the chance to meet with all our featured fashion influencers. When you then add in the backdrop of the world’s only ocean liner, Queen Mary 2, as she sails across the Atlantic, you have lifelong memories in the making – such a unique opportunity within the stunning setting offered by Queen Mary 2.”