According to a statement by The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, the governing body that oversees Paris Fashion Week, the womenswear ready-to-wear shows will be happening this September.
It also appears the shows and events will be livestreamed via a digital platform, as the organization has also announced it will be “. . . completed by the platform set up for Paris FashionWeek® online.”
Paris Fashion Week, which is now officially scheduled to take place from Sep 28 to Oct 6, will still need to comply with the rules, regulations and "recommendations" from the French public authorities.
Paris appears to be the first city which has officially confirmed a schedule as New York, London and Milan have yet to announce any kind of showcase or fashion week events.
Many fashion houses that would normally showcase their Cruise and Haute Couture collections throughout the summer months have opted to go digital, with the likes of Chanel, Dior and Valentino all embracing the virtual fashion show. Some, such as Gucci and Saint Laurent, have suggested they will forego the traditional fashion week schedule all together.
The federation has yet to confirm which designers will be participating in what is considered one of the most important fashion weeks of the year.
Lead image courtesy of Jason Lloyd Evans Elie Saab S/S '19 Show