Buckingham Palace will be staging four fashion shows in in July to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.
The event taking place between Friday July 12 and Sunday July 14 will showcase British style over the last 60 years and all pieces to go on display are created by royal warrant holders – a mark of recognition given to companies and brands who have supplied goods or services to the royal family for five or more years.
Each catwalk show will have a theme: the Vintage Picnic collection will feature the best of the country’s daywear and classic sportswear, including dresses from royal couturier Stewart Palvin and the finest Savile Row tailors; while Reinvention will look at design and technology and ethical fashion, featuring names such as Moet & Chandon, Bentley and Corgi Hosiery.
Best of British is a tribute to British lifestyle, pursuits and pastimes, showcasing bowler hats by Lock & Co, umbrellas by Fulton Umbrellas and wellington boots by Hunter – while ultimate spy, James Bond will be honoured with a series of designs by Thresher and Glenny, Gieves & Hawkes and Henry Poole.
Finally, Diamonds & Pearls will concentrate on the British red carpet and attire worn to events such as the races or masquerade balls, with items on show from Mappin and Webb, John Lewis and Daks.
The show will be open to 400 members of the public and is bound to be the event of the Summer. Buckingham Palace will provide ticket information in coming weeks.