See How British Designers Paid Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II after Her Passing!
- British designers are honoring the late Queen in their fashion shows.
- Some of the biggest names in fashion like Richard Quinn and Erdem paid a touching tribute to her Majesty.
- The London Fashion Week happened at a time when the whole world was mourning the death of the Queen.
This year’s London Fashion Week was all about her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Like the rest of the world, the fashion industry is too mourning the passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Many big British names in the fashion industry included plenty of nods to the Queen at London Fashion Week this year. The show happened during the time of national mourning after the Queen passed away on September 8.
The fashion week parties, of course, were canceled but the show went on, and designers had to make sure that Queen who was a fashion icon in her own right will always be remembered.
The spring/summer 2023 shows happened as planned. However, some notable changes were made in remembrance of the late monarch.
Her Majesty, who loved wearing bright colors, was the queen of her unique style. She even had her own fashion accolade named the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British design, which will now always be carried on in her loving memory.
The highlights of the London Fashion Week included crowns, black armbands, veils, and dresses with special significance to the Queen.
Designers who paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth
Let’s have a look at the designs that were created in honor of the Queen.
1. Richard Quinn
Richard Quinn is the first-ever recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Designs. Honoring the Queen, the designer’s model wore what appeared to be funeral gowns with crowns and traditional mourning veils.
The designer released a statement that read:
“Richard Quinn dedicates his spring/summer 2023 collection to Her Majesty the Queen, who touched him among so many others with her grace and kindness.”
The Erdem spring/summer 2023 runway show displayed mourning veils with the art-restoration-inspired in the setting of The British Museum.
Models displayed somber lace gowns with a full veil which seemed to mourn the death of the monarch.
3. JW Anderson
Fashion designer JW Anderson made sure to pay his tribute to the monarch in a unique way. The designer had one of his models walk the runway in a black tee dress thanking the Queen that said:
“Her Majesty The Queen, 1926-2022, Thank you.”
Designers like Harris Reed, Halpern, S.S Daley, and Daniel W. Fletcher also paid a touching tribute to the Queen in their own manner.
Fletcher said that there is a strong connection between British fashion and the Royal Family. He was also happy that the London Fashion Show went on despite the mourning the country was facing. He was also happy to pay a nod to the Queen through the shows.