London Men’s, Paris Men’s & Couture Fashion Weeks Cancelled, Milan & NY Men’s Week Pushed Back to Women’s
Covid-19 takes toll on upcoming fashion weeks
As the world takes quarantine measures with no end in sight in an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the leaders of Paris, London, and Milan fashion’s summer show schedules have canceled or pushed back show dates.
The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana announced today that Milano Moda Uomo (Milan Men’s Fashion) shows scheduled for the week of June 19th will now be taking place concurrently with the Milano Moda Donna (Milan Women’s Fashion) in September. They are working on new digital formats on the days originally scheduled for the Milan Men’s Fashion Week via b2b and b2c platforms for the benefit of brands.
The statement went on to explain, “We are aware that great efforts will be made in order to have the new collections ready by June to start an innovative selling campaign. The 800 Milan showrooms will have an active part in this new storytelling.”
Paris based Board of Directors of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode announced today that the June 23rd scheduled Paris Men’s Fashion Week and the July 5th Haute Couture Fashion Week have been canceled.
The British Fashion Council also announced that the June London Men’s Fashion Week has also been canceled and that the organization “is looking at new ways to digitalize their fashion showcase platforms.”
The cancellations come at a time when Italy reported its single biggest spike in deaths and France extended its national lockdown until April 15.
Additionally, in New York, Resort 2021 has been canceled, and New York Fashion Week: Men’s, originally slated for June, will be postponed.
“The CFDA has been carefully following the developments of COVID-19, while providing information and resources to help the industry move forward during this most challenging time,” the group said in a statement. “We are mindful of the global impact this pandemic has had on our day-to-day lives, our businesses, and our people. With that in mind, the CFDA has decided to cancel the official NYFW: Resort 2021 schedule of presentations. We strongly recommend and urge designers NOT to show their resort spring 2021 collections.”
Additionally, the CFDA has decided to postpone the June men’s shows and will be working with New York Men’s Day, Liberty Fairs and Project trade shows to align on future dates.