Paris Couture Week is Officially Cancelled

BY Sarah Joseph / Mar 29 2020 / 11:00 AM

Fashion weeks are being hit hard, as the coronavirus pandemic leads to more cancelled events within the industry

Paris Couture Week is Officially Cancelled
Elie Saab Spring 2020 Couture Collection by Jason Lloyd Evans

Two of the highlights from the Paris Fashion Week calendar have been cancelled amidst the outbreak of COVID-19

The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has officially canceled the upcoming Men’s Fashion Week and Couture Fashion Week. The menswear shows were originally scheduled for June 23-28 and the couture shows would have taken place several days later from July 5-9.

"In light of the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic worldwide, strong decisions are required to ensure the safety and health of Houses, their employees and everyone working in our industry," the FHCM said in their latest press release.

The Federation also assured the industry it is "actively working with its members on possible alternatives.”

Designers might opt for a digital livestream option in the future as a substitute or have a set of creative ways of holding trunk shows considering the recent climate.

As the virus continues to spread and lockdowns around the world are extended, other prominent fashion events have also been suspended or indefinitely postponed in the wake of the pandemic including the Met Gala and the CFDA Awards.

Lead image courtesy of Jason Lloyd Evans (Elie Saab Spring 2020 Couture Collection)