The heads of the US, British, French and Italian fashion industry federations have assessed the status of the Covid-19 emergency, and set up a meeting in April to decide on the June fashion week calendars.
They almost didn’t have a Dolce & Gabbana show in Milan on Sunday, as the city moved to demi lock-down after the first deaths from coronavirus in Italy; one of them in Lombardy -- the region where this city is located.
The programme for the Milan Fashion Week, scheduled from February 18 to 24, features a wealth of new talent, notably from China, Hungary and Africa, plus Emilio Pucci’s catwalk come-back and a host of other events.
After three cancellations announced for Milan, another six Chinese designers are unable to participate in Paris Fashion Week due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dawei, however, will be present with a show on February 25.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, Italian fashion's governing body has undertaken several projects dedicated to China for this fashion week, while also announcing a 1.8% drop in sales for the beginning of 2020.
The dates of the main January menswear events in Italy will be pushed back by a few days in 2021: Pitti Uomo 99 is scheduled from January 12 to 15 and the Milan Fashion Week Men’s from January 16 to 19.