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2016 Transatlantic Fashion Week Cruise To Sail From U.K. To NYC Before NYFW

Aug 23, 2016 02:10 PM EDT
Queen Mary 2
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Just in time for New York Fashion Week next month, a group of travelers will make their way across the Atlantic Ocean aboard Cunard's Queen Mary 2.

On Sept. 8, the Queen Mary 2's first trans-Atlantic fashion cruise will come to an end at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. The 1,130-square-foot boat will depart from Southampton, U.K. and take fashion industry insiders like Zandra Rhodes, Fern Mallis, Gail Sackloff, Colin McDowell, a slew of Storm runway models, and several Royal College of Art postgraduate students on a seven-night voyage across the pond.

"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," Cunard marketing director Angus Struthers told WWD.

The Storm models will walk in a runway show staged by Rhodes, who will also host a talk about her career as a designer. Mallis and McDowell will host their own talks, and Royal College of Art students 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," Rhodes told WWD.

Tickets for the 2016 Transatlantic Fashion Week cruise start at 1,849 pounds, or $2,429 at current exchange, per person including flights and transfers. The luxurious boat features 14 decks, six restaurants, two cafés, two bars, an afternoon tea room, a spa, a planetarium and a library.

The 2017 Transatlantic Fashion Week cruise is slated to take place from Aug. 31 to Sept. 7 and will cost 2,149 pounds, or $2,823. The lineup for next year's trip has not yet been revealed.


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