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London Fashion Week To Kick Off On A Somber Note

Given the very recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II, this season’s London Fashion Week will no doubt have a somber tone. In fact, things have already been shaken up because of the mourning period following her death and the funeral, which is set to take place on Monday.

Among the notable shifts Burberry, a Royal Warrant holder, opted to cancel its show on Saturday and reschedule it to the 26th. Further, while the shows will, for the most part, go on, parties have been canceled out of respect.

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The British Fashion Council made an announcement whereby they underscored that while London Fashion Week will not be canceled (with the exception of Monday, the day of the funeral), any “non-essential events” like story openings, parties and diners should be canceled or postponed.

It’s also important to note that The British Fashion Council asked that brands and media outlets hold off on circulating images from presentations and shows at London Fashion Week out of respect for this time. Brands and outlets have been asked to release them after the 10-day national period of mourning, which started on September 9th.

For more on their official announcement click here.