Burberry has canceled its London Vogue week present following the dying of Queen Elizabeth II. In an announcement launched to the press, the style home mentioned, “It’s with nice disappointment that we’ve realized of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. As a mark of respect, we’ve taken the choice to cancel our Spring/Summer season 2023 runway present on account of happen on 17 September in London.” It isn’t but identified whether or not they’ll reschedule the presentation for a later date.
The label, which is presently below the inventive supervision of dressmaker Ricardo Tisci, has additionally paid tribute to the queen on its social media channels and web site and joined a number of British manufacturers together with Stella McCartney and Paul Smith in mourning for the late monarch. Burberry had a longstanding relationship with Her Majesty: the heritage model, which was based in 1856, was first awarded a Royal Warrant by the late monarch in 1955 and was one in every of her most popular “weatherproofers” of selection.
In the meantime, Belgian vogue luminary Raf Simons has confirmed he’s additionally canceling his model’s present, which was scheduled for September sixteenth. “Because the nation enters a interval of official mourning, we’ll pause throughout this time of nice disappointment. We are going to take this time to respect the legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her 70 years on the throne. Our ideas are with the Royal Household and the folks of the Commonwealth,” the model mentioned in an announcement.
The bulletins come after the British Vogue Council confirmed that it’ll go forward with London Vogue subsequent week as scheduled. “It is a crucial second for designers to point out their collections at a selected second within the vogue calendar, we recognise the work that goes into this second,” they shared in an announcement with the Monetary Occasions. Nonetheless, they requested that designers postpone “non-essential” occasions similar to events following the Queen’s passing, and urged these with retail shops to shut their shops for twenty-four hours on the day of her funeral, which is but to be introduced by the Palace.
This story initially ran on British GQ with the title ‘Burberry and Raf Simons cancel London Vogue Week reveals as a “mark of respect” for Queen Elizabeth II’