The University of Westminster to Debut London Fashion Week Collection During Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week

15 February 2018

VALENCIA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2018 -- Luxury cruise line Cunard will see its flagship, Queen Mary 2, set sail for New York Fashion Week this September, joined by undergraduates from the University of Westminster who are set to become the first in the world to showcase their collection on the official London Fashion Week schedule.

Undergraduates from the University of Westminster’s Fashion Design BA Honours course will debut their Autumn Winter 2018/19 designs at London Fashion Week on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 before showing the collections on board Queen Mary 2 from September 2-9, 2018 (M833). The University of Westminster is known for producing some of the most talented and creative fashion professionals in the business. Notable alumni include the designer Vivienne Westwood; Michael Herz, Artistic Director at Diane von Fürstenberg; Stuart Vevers Creative Director at Coach; as well as Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer and president.

“Cunard’s Transatlantic Fashion Week crossing has become a must-attend event which receives rave reviews from our guests,” said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, Cunard North America. “We are excited to bring our guests unique events that are only available on Cunard.”

Cunard’s Third Annual Transatlantic Fashion Week will play host to an impressive array of leading authorities during the annual fashion voyage. Ensuring guests are taken on a transatlantic journey through fashion history, Virginia Bates, fashion historian and friend to some of fashion’s best known names will be presenting her vintage collection in the most spectacular setting. 

Virginia Bates is best known for London’s ‘Virginia’, an emporium of vintage clothing and accessories that became a mecca for designers including John Galliano and Ralph Lauren looking for inspiration. She will present a collection to guests, taking them back to an era of glamour and sophistication in a way that only she knows best.

Joining Virginia on board Queen Mary 2 to New York will be Richard Young, world-renowned photographer to the stars. During Transatlantic Fashion Week Richard will be giving a presentation of his life and the famous people he has photographed, a photography exhibition in the Clarendon Art Gallery, a Q&A and more. Completing the line-up is Fashion historian, Colin McDowell, Editor of InStyle magazine Hal Rubenstein, International Fashion Consultant Gail Sackloff and Jeremy Langmead, Brand and Content Director of 

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