Queen’s Coronation Festival to stage 20 catwalk shows


Nearly twenty catwalk shows during a course of four days will be staged at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s forthcoming Coronation Festival, celebrating the completion of her sixty years reign on the throne.

Scheduled to begin from July, 11-14, 2013, at Buckingham Palace Gardens, the series of fashion walks will take place at an elevated platform surrounded by flower beds opening to a plush seating area for over 400 people.

The fashion shows would exhibit
the creations from the respectable Royal Warrant Holders, who have supplied their clothing and fashion accessories to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales for more than five years.

Based on four different themes, paying tribute to the last six decades after the Coronation in 1953, the event will showcase five catwalk shows on each day.

The first theme titled Vintage Picnic will highlight a classic range of British daywear and sportswear
collections, including tailored dresses and suits from Royal Couturier Stewart Parvin, Savile Row, Holland and Holland, Gieves & Hawkes and Kinloch Anderson.

The concepts of ethical fashion, recycling and reinvention will be explored under the Reinvention theme which will showcase stylish new garments made of car parts, upholstery and fabrics collected from Brinton Carpets, Bentley
and Corgi Hosiery.

‘Best of British’ theme will focus on British lifestyle, pursuits and pastimes clothing. The iconic
bowler hats from Lock and Co, British military uniform styles by Dege & Skinner and riding wear from Shire Equestrian will be featured under this theme.

Fashion shows displaying garments and accessories fit for red carpet occasions like masquerade
balls will be presented by labels like Lock Couture by Sylvia Fletcher, John Lewis / Peter Jones and DAKS in the event’s Diamonds & Pearls theme.