Burberry and Raf Simons have already canceled their London Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2023 runway shows, and many retailers are closed as the nation begins a period of mourning on Queen’s death.
The Queen Elizabeth death, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, was announced on Thursday by Buckingham Palace.
It’s a period of national mourning in the United Kingdom following the death of Queen Elizabeth II up to 10 days afterward, during which public events and celebrations will be significantly scaled back out of respect. Preparations are now being made for the funeral plan, also known as Operation London Bridge.
The upcoming Spring-Summer 2023 season of London Fashion Week also happens to fall in this period. The city has spent the previous three years getting ready to host the world’s largest fashion extravaganza. High-end designers like Richard Quinn, Burberry, and J.W. Anderson receive the majority of press coverage.
As London Fashion Week begins on September 16, businesses are being asked to delay the release of runway photos and the cancellation of after-show events out of respect for the death of Queen Elizabeth II said by the sources in the London.
Response on Queen Elizabeth death from the British Fashion Council to the conundrum
The British Fashion Council commented “London Fashion Week is a business-to-business event, and an important moment for designers to show their collections at a specific moment in the fashion calendar, we recognize the work that goes into this moment.”
“Therefore, shows and presentations of collections can continue, but we are asking that designers respect the mood of the nation and period of national mourning by considering the timing of their image release.”
The BFC has nonetheless suggested delaying or cancelling “non-essential” activities such as openings and celebrations out of respect for the Queen. During the 10 days of mourning, it will also shut down its own communications channel or dedicate it to the Queen during that time.
Since both of these dates are part of London Fashion Week, the British Fashion Council has announced that any shows booked on the day of the burial would be moved to another day. Queen Elizabeth death make an impression on fasion week.
Fashion designers “may want to consider 24[-hour] immediate closure, black armbands for staff and closure on the day of the funeral” the BFC advised those in the retail industry.”
The following designers and labels will be impacted by the change: Richard Quinn, Nensi Dojaka, Rejina Pyo, Simone Rocha, Yuhan Wang, Erdem, Stefan Cooke, KWK by Kay Kwok, Margaret Howell, 16Arlington, J E Cai, David Koma, Halpern, Abigail Ajobi, and Tove, Jove.
Once the funeral date is set, the BFC will provide a complete timetable. Queen Elizabeth death make an impression on fasion week.
The homage to Queen Elizabeth death by Burberry and Raf Simons
On Thursday night, Burberry stated that it would be cancelling its show as a “mark of respect” to the Queen. Jonathan Ackroyd, Burberry’s new CEO, expressed “great sadness” on the loss of Her Majesty the Queen. Everyone at Burberry has the utmost regard and adoration for Queen Elizabeth death. To the royal family, we add our condolences on the passing of their beloved member. Queen Elizabeth death make an impact on London.
Since the 1950s, Burberry has held a royal warrant, making it an official supplier to the royal family.
On Friday (9 September), Raf Simons said that it would also be cancelling its LFW presentation the following week. The company issued the following statement: “Following the devastating news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we have decided to cancel the Raf Simons catwalk show on 16 September.
“As the country enters a period of official mourning, we will pause during this time of great sadness.
While the departure of the Queen has worldwide significance, its effects will be different for people who are not British citizens.
While we can anticipate heartfelt messages of grief and sympathy from major fashion houses and labels throughout the world, New York, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks will go as scheduled.