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Trade shows and fashion weeks: coronavirus latest


From postponements to digitalisations, keep on top of how Covid-19 is affecting European trade shows and international fashion weeks.

  • Copenhagen Fashion Week, Ciff and Revolver will all be taking place during the revised dates of 9-12 August. And extra day has been added to events to minimise crowding, and Revolver is equipping exhibitors with uniform fittings such as rails to help combat costs.
  • Paris Men’s Fashion Week will take place digitally from 9-13 July with content available on the website of governing body The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Milan Men’s Fashion Week will also take place digitally between 14-17 July.
  • The Haute Couture collections will be presented digitally between 6-8 July, announced The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. A creative film or video will be presented by each participating house, and the content will be viewable on a dedicated website.
  • Gucci will only show twice a year instead of its usual five events. Creative director Alessandro Michele posted a statement on Instagram citing sustainability reasons aswell as the chance to “reconnect with the deepest reasons that inspired my entry into the fashion realm.”
  • Italian footwear trade show Micam is confirmed to go ahead from 20-23 September at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan. Chairman Siro Badon says: ”We absolutely need to offer our member companies some certainty at a time when they are suffering from the economic repercussions of the emergency.”
  • French luxury brand Saint Laurent announced that it will not be taking part in any “pre-set schedules of 2020,” meaning that it will not show during Paris Fashion Week in September, instead the brand said it will ”take ownership of its calendar and launch its collections following a plan conceived with an up-to-date perspective, driven by creativity.”
  • The British Fashion Council announced that London Fashion Week Men’s will be merged into a “gender neutral” showcase, taking place from 12-14 June. It will be a digitised event open to both industry and the public. Menswear designers will also have the option to show their collections at September’s fashion week, which is still scheduled to run from 18-22.
  • Menswear trade show Pitti Uomo has been postponed to 2-4 September, in its usual home of Fortezza da Basso in Florence. Its original dates were 16-19 June. 
  • Swim and resortwear trade show Splash Paris has cancelled the original event in June, and postponed until 3-5 October, where it will run alongside Paris Fashion Week on 28 September -6 October 2020.
  • The organisers of CIFF and Revolver said they are waiting for government guidance, after Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen stated on 6 April that it will reopen primary schools after Easter. Organisers said ”we are also prepared to alter our plans for this summer’s Copenhagen Fashion Week, if necessary”. The tradeshows are scheduled to run from 5-7 August during Copenhagen Fashion Week, which will run on 4-7 August.
  • The London Textile Fair announced that it will “proceed as planned” on 14 and 15 July at The Business Design Centre in Islington, north London.
  • Womenswear trade show Moda has moved its spring 21 edition from August to 6-8 September, at Birmingham’s NEC Arena, where it will run alongside the Autumn Fair trade show.
  • The British Fashion Council announced the cancellation of London Fashion Week Men’s, originally scheduled for 13-15 June the BFC have said it is ”looking at new ways to digitalise” the event.
  • Paris Men’s Fashion Week and Haute Couture Fashion Week were both cancelled by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. The men’s shows were due to run on 23-28 June and 5-9 July respectively.
  • Milan Fashion Week Men’s has been moved from 19-23 June, and will now coincide with womenswear, both running during Milan Fashion Week on 22-28 September, announced the Camera Nazionale della Moda.





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