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Burberry Reschedules Show and More London Fashion Week Schedule Updates

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Updates regarding the London Fashion Week schedule — which now falls during the national period of mourning in the United Kingdom following the death of Queen Elizabeth II — continue to be released.

All shows and events that had been scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19, the day of the late Queen’s funeral, will be rescheduled, the British Fashion Council, London Fashion Week’s organising body, announced on Monday. Additionally, all parties or events other than runway shows have been postponed or cancelled to a later date outside of the mourning period in order for London Fashion Week to “focus on business,” BFC said in a statement.

However, the BFC directed attendees to still come out in full force for the event, including the media, which the BFC encouraged to “to support designers both in attendance of shows and in coverage of shows in the context of business, creativity, and the stories of the designers behind the businesses who have experienced a period of extreme adversity, facing into more challenging times to come,” though it advised publications to take “into consideration the mood of the nation” when sharing on social media.

“We ask that you the local and international fashion community attend London Fashion Week and support the designers,” it said in the statement. “It’s been an incredibly challenging two years for the industry so it’s important that we stand together and support the industry for what is an [unparalleled] commercial opportunity for participating brands and designers.”

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Numerous designers have cancelled or announced that their shows will be rescheduled in the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death last week after over 70 years on the British throne. Burberry and Raf Simons were among the first to do so, while others have faced issues with their venues due to the period of mourning. Roksanda, for example, announced today that it would cancel its show because it was scheduled to take place in a Royal Park.

Burberry has already announced it would reschedule its show for Sept. 26 at 12 pm.

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