UK fashion publications shut down for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral – WWD


On Monday, the majority of British fashion titles suspended the rollout of London Fashion Week and general fashion, beauty and lifestyle content and devoted their coverage to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

British Vogue has published a series of articles on its website as well as on social media about the arrivals of the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Sussex and Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Queen’s funeral at the Westminster Abbey, as well as an explanatory detailing the arrangements for the funeral.

UK versions of Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Grazia and Glamor took a similar approach.

Independent fashion titles such as iD, Dazed & Confused and The Face did not change their websites for the occasion, but they did stop posting fashion week-related content on social media.

Many fashion editors of these titles have also decided to follow the advice of the British Fashion Council not to publish images of themselves on the street until the day after the funeral.

London Fashion Week was scheduled to run from Friday to last Tuesday, but no shows or events will take place on any Monday. Most of the shows originally scheduled for Monday have been moved to Tuesday.

Richard Quinn, the first recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II award for British design, moved his show from Sunday evening to Tuesday at 7 p.m., to close London Fashion Week.

It is understood Quinn will pay tribute to the monarch, who accelerated her career in fashion when she sat front row and presented him with the award in 2018. It was her very first visit to London Fashion Week .


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