Men's Fashion Week and Couture Shows in Europe Officially Postponed
The latest events disrupted by coronavirus.
As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, officials have announced that Paris Couture Week, as well as London, Milan and Paris Men’s Fashion Week, have been postponed. The decision follows Tokyo‘s very first virtual fashion week held entirely over livestream.
As reported by Business of Fashion, France’s Fédération de la haute couture et de la Mode announced that Couture Week and Paris Fashion Week Men’s, formerly scheduled to commence on June 23 and July 5 respectively, will be postponed to an unspecified date. “The Federation is actively working with its members on possible alternatives,” board members wrote in a statement.
Similarly, the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana announced that Milan Fashion Week Men’s, previously slated to take place from June 19 to June 23, will be merging with the city’s womenswear shows in September.
Lastly, the British Fashion Council has entirely cancelled London’s men’s shows, which were scheduled to take place in June. According to the statement, the council is “looking at new ways to digitalize their fashion showcase platforms.”
L’épidémie #Covid19 appelle à protéger nos maisons, leurs collaborateurs et tous ceux qui travaillent pour notre industrie.Par conséquence, le CODIR de la #FHCM considère que les conditions ne sont pas réunies pour permettre le déroulement de la #PFWModeMasculine et #HauteCouture pic.twitter.com/0vI3eJbBzH
— Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (@FHCM) March 27, 2020
Paris men’s shows in June and Paris couture in July canceled. “The Federation is actively working with its members on alternatives.” Get ready for virtual fashion weeks.
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) March 27, 2020
- Business Of Fashion