The 1,130-square-foot boat will cross the pond, departing from Southampton, U.K., on Sept. 1. Passengers on the seven-night voyage will travel alongside Zandra Rhodes, Fern Mallis, Gail Sackloff, Colin McDowell, a host of Storm runway models, and Royal College of Art post-graduate students Niels Gundtoft Hansen, Stefanie Tschirky, Sophie Schmidt, Oksana Anilionyte and Laetitia Berthier.
Rhodes will stage a show featuring the Storm models, and will host a talk about her design career while Mallis and McDowell will host talks. In addition, students from Royal College of Art will showcase their latest collections.
“I’m incredibly excited to showcase my work alongside some amazing up-and-coming designers from the Royal College of Art — it is so important to encourage new talent and what a fabulous environment to launch what are sure to be some very bright futures in the world of fashion,” said Rhodes.
The 2016 Transatlantic Fashion Week price for a Britannia Balcony Stateroom starts from 1,849 pounds, or $2,429 at current exchange, per person, which includes flights and transfers. The boat boasts 14 decks, six restaurants, two cafés, two bars and an afternoon tea room. The ship also has a planetarium, spa and the largest library at sea.
Cunard will announce the fashion lineup for the next edition of its Transatlantic Fashion Week later this year. It is scheduled to sail from Southampton to New York from Aug. 31 to Sept. 7 of next year. The price for a Britannia Balcony Stateroom on the 2017 Transatlantic Fashion Week is 2,149 pounds, or $2,823.
“Guests looking to immerse themselves in the stunning surroundings of the newly refurbished Queen Mary 2 can do so in style as experts in the world of fashion share their insight into the glamorous world of fashion,” said Cunard marketing director Angus Struthers.