London Fashion Week, which starts on Thursday, has rearranged its schedule to move catwalk shows from the day of the Queen Elizabeth’s funeral and cancelled all parties that day.
The Queen’s funeral is set to take place on Monday.
“No shows or events will take place on Monday 19th September,” a statement from the British Fashion Council – London Fashion Week’s organizers – read on Wednesday.
“As a business-to-business event London Fashion Week will continue while observing Royal Protocol and the event will be dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with our own moments of respect,” it said.
“Having spoken to designers and industry members, we as an industry want to unite as a creative and business community to celebrate Her Majesty’s legacy and commitment to creativity and design,” the statement continued.
“There will be a celebration of London Fashion Week in October which will include City Wide Celebration as well as parties and events that have been rescheduled (exact date tbc) with designer shows and presentations celebrated during this period,” it read.
In February 2018, Queen Elizabeth II attended British designer Richard Quinn’s runway show alongside Dame Anna Wintour.
Quinn was the first recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, according to Buckingham Palace.