Parsons Students to Show New Designs on Queen Mary 2's Transatlantic Fashion Week Crossing

Top students from famed fashion school will sail across the Atlantic alongside fashion legends

VALENCIA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2017 /CNW/ -- Luxury cruise line Cunard is excited to announce that six students from The New School's Parsons School of Design have been selected to join the Second Annual Transatlantic Fashion Week Crossing on board flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2.

The students will put on a runway show of their latest designs for guests on the voyage, which will depart Southampton, England on August 31, 2017 and will arrive in New York on September 7, 2017.

British designer Julien Macdonald OBE will be featured on this voyage along with revered fashion historian Colin McDowell MBE, fashion consultant Gail Sackloff OBE and Jermyn Street shirt designer and the CEO and founder of Grosvenor Shirts Karl Dunkley. Now heading into its second year, the unique Crossing invites guests to enjoy seven days of fashion-focused events, including runway shows, Q&A's and exclusive unveilings.

In order to be selected for this exciting opportunity, recent Parsons graduates submitted their collections and the inspiration behind them to the team of fashion experts who will be joining the Crossing. The judges based their decision on expertise, individuality and appeal and chose these six budding designers to represent Parsons on the voyage: Min Kyung Kim, Panisa Busayanontg, Jeehyun Cho, Jihyun Myung, Alexa Chia Wan Yu and Yuner Shao.

"On the 2017 Fashion Week Crossing, both loyal Cunarders and new guests will have the opportunity to mingle with some of fashion's most iconic designers and up-and-comers," said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, Cunard North America. "Through our special events sailings, we are excited to continue to provide inspiring experiences for our guests on iconic voyages."

The only American art and design school within a comprehensive university, Parsons School of Design was founded in 1896. The world-renowned fashion design program has notable alumni including Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, and Jason Wu, among many others.

For more information about Cunard and to book a voyage, contact your Travel Agent, call Cunard toll-free at 1-800-728-6273, or visit www.cunard.com.

For travel agents interested in further information, please contact your Business Development Manager, visit OneSource or call Cunard toll free at 1-800-528-6273.

Cunard
Defining true excellence at sea with over 176 years of legendary voyages, Cunard is the operator of luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2®, Queen Victoria® and Queen Elizabeth®. Renowned for impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment, all three Queens offer luxury on a grand scale in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill and Queens Grill accommodation. Cunard is the only line to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922.

Awarded '#1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line' by Travel + Leisure's 2016 World's Best Awards and 'Best World Cruise Itineraries' and 'Best Trans-Atlantic Itineraries' by Porthole Cruise Magazine's 2016 Readers Choice Awards, Cunard is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines, a part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the largest cruise vacation company in the world. Together Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK) operate 102 ships visiting over 700 ports around the world and totaling 226,000 lower berths.

Parsons School of Design
Parsons School of Design is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of art and design disciplines, as well as online courses, degree and certificate programs. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century.

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Media Assets
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For additional information about Cunard, contact:
Jackie Chase, Cunard, 661-753-1035, jchase@cunard.com
Maria Andriano, MGA Media Group, 212-251-1015, maria@mgamediagroup.com

 

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