Six Parsons Student Designers Throwing Runway Show on Cunard Transatlantic Cruise

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Six Parsons Student Designers Throwing Runway Show on Cunard Transatlantic Cruise

By Apparel Staff - 08/04/2017

Six students from The New School's Parsons School of Design have been selected to join luxury cruise line Cunard's Second Annual Transatlantic Fashion Week Crossing on board flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2.

The students will put on a runway show of their latest designs for guests on the voyage, which will depart Southampton, England on Aug. 31, 2017 and will arrive in New York on Sept. 7, 2017.

British designer Julien Macdonald OBE will be featured on this voyage along with revered fashion historian Colin McDowell MBE, fashion consultant Gail Sackloff OBE and Jermyn Street shirt designer and the CEO and founder of Grosvenor Shirts Karl Dunkley. Now heading into its second year, the unique Crossing invites guests to enjoy seven days of fashion-focused events, including runway shows, Q&A's and exclusive unveilings.

In order to be selected for this exciting opportunity, recent Parsons graduates submitted their collections and the inspiration behind them to the team of fashion experts who will be joining the crossing. The judges based their decision on expertise, individuality and appeal and chose these six budding designers to represent Parsons on the voyage: Min Kyung Kim, Panisa Busayanontg, Jeehyun Cho, Jihyun Myung, Alexa Chia Wan Yu and Yuner Shao.

"On the 2017 Fashion Week Crossing, both loyal Cunarders and new guests will have the opportunity to mingle with some of fashion's most iconic designers and up-and-comers," said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, Cunard North America. "Through our special events sailings, we are excited to continue to provide inspiring experiences for our guests on iconic voyages."

The only American art and design school within a comprehensive university, Parsons School of Design was founded in 1896. The world-renowned fashion design program has notable alumni including Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, and Jason Wu, among many others.