Brands cancel London Fashion Week shows after Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Following the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death at the age of 96 on Thursday, a number of brands have begun canceling or postponing their spring 2023 runway shows at London Fashion Week. Luxury brands such as Burberry and Raf Simons have officially canceled their showcases, on top of UK retailers such as Selfridges and Freedom will close its doors on Friday, Sept. 9 to commemorate the Queen’s passing.

“We are deeply saddened by the devastating news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who has devoted her life to serving her country, in this platinum jubilee year recognizing her 70 years on the throne,” the British Fashion Council (BFC) said in an official statement made to Fashionista on Friday. “The country will enter an official period of mourning from today. This will coincide with London Fashion Week.”

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