Following the news that Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96,
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.
Out of respect, we have decided to cancel the Spring/Summer 2023 runway show scheduled for September 17th in London.
I look forward to meeting you in the near future.
As the Queen is mourned by her family, the UK and people around the world, the UK government will have to put in place a complex protocol to handle the death of Her Majesty the Queen. The named plan will be implemented on day zero when the Queen’s death is made known to the public. Prince Charles soon succeeds to the throne and becomes Charles III. The Queen’s funeral is scheduled to take place on the 10th day, with heads of state, family members and invited guests attending the funeral, which will be held at Westminster Abbey.
Just recently, the British Fashion Council confirmed that the Queen’s Funeral Day show will be canceled, but London Fashion Week will go ahead as planned. The BFC has issued the following statement following the news of Her Majesty’s passing. Enter this moment. Therefore, shows and collection presentations can continue, but we ask designers to respect the national mood and period of mourning by considering the timing of the image release. The BFC also recommends canceling all “non-essential” events, including openings and parties, as the UK enters a 10-day period of mourning for the monarch’s death.
Burberry has yet to announce whether it will reschedule the SS23 show. No word yet on whether other brands exhibiting at London Fashion Week will follow in Burberry’s footsteps and cancel.
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