Organizers said London Fashion Week would continue while observing “royal etiquette” and including “our own moment of respect”, following the Queen’s death.
His event, called LFW and running from September 16 to 20, will be an opportunity for the industry to celebrate the king’s “legacy and commitment to creativity and design” official said.
All union flags will be flown at half-mast throughout the event and a one-minute silence will be held at 8pm on Sunday.
There will be no performances or events on Monday 19 September, the Queen’s day of national mourning at Westminster Hall, in central London.
It comes as high-fashion brands including Burberry and Raf Simons announced that they will be canceling their shows at LFW following historic news.
In a statement online and shared on social media, the organizers said: “As a business-to-business event, London Fashion Week will continue to run while adhering to Royal Festival and this event will be dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II with our own moments of respect.
“After speaking with designers and industry members, we as an industry want to unite as a creative and business community to honor the Queen’s legacy and commitment to creativity and design.
“The British Fashion Council would like to thank our partners, designers, creative team, brands, media, retailers, patrons and wider community of stakeholders. .”
It added that the Newgen site at the Selfridges hotel will feature a space for industry members to write tributes.
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An updated schedule of events has also been posted on the LFW website.
The Queen is known for being a longtime supporter of British fashion, presenting the QEII Prize for British Design at LFW in 2018 and presenting Richard Quinn with the inaugural award.
After news of her death, LFW said in a statement that her reign would be marked “one of sympathy, strength and grace”.
“The Queen’s effortless style, charm and sense of fun are evident and her passion for supporting young creatives will continue to inspire the next generation,” the statement said. write.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/london-fashion-week-to-go-ahead-with-moments-of-respect-for-the-queen-41987794.html London Fashion Week continues with ‘respected moments’ for the Queen