28 July 2019, Queen Mary 2
We will be welcoming on board one of the world’s most radical designers, British milliner Stephen Jones, American model and author, Pat Cleveland, along with emerging new designers from some of the world’s leading fashion colleges.
Colin McDowell MBE.
With a career spanning over 40 years Colin McDowell is one of the industry’s most respected fashion historians and style commentators. He was a fashion writer for the London Sunday Times and also wrote for every UK major newspaper. Colin will be hosting fashion illustration workshops, presentations and selected Q&A's on board.
At the forefront of fashion, Stephen Jones' beguiling hats routinely grace the most celebrated magazine covers and enliven window displays of the world's most stylish shops. From runways to race-courses, from pop-promos to royal garden parties, millinery by Stephen Jones adds the exclamation mark to every fashion statement.
Pat Cleveland is an American fashion model who initially attained success as one of the first African-American models within the fashion industry to achieve prominence as a runway and print model.
Rose Marie Bravo CBE.
During Rose Marie Bravo's career, she has occupied leadership positions in several major fashion businesses and is now vice chair at Burberry, where she was CEO from 1997 to 2005. In recognition of her services promoting British fashion, Rose Marie was named a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Michael Atmore is Editorial Director of Footwear News (FN) and Director of Development for Fairchild Media. He oversees FN and Footwearnews.com, which offer extensive coverage of footwear-industry trends, fashion designers, business executives and retailers, as well as reports and reviews of the major runway shows.
Stuart Weitzman's shoes dominate the red carpet events and are worn by loyal celebrity fans like Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift, Halle Berry, Blake Lively, Beyoncé, Nicole Kidman, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence, Gigi Hadid, Princess Kate, Princess Meghan, and by millions of women who buy them in over 75 countries around the world.
Gail Sackloff OBE.
As consultant to the International Fashion Industry, Gail has sourced the best of British fashion designers on behalf of American shops Neiman Marcus, Marshall Field's and Saks Fifth Avenue. Gail helped launch names such as Jimmy Choo in the USA.