With countries all around the world living under strict lockdown guidelines since March, a number of fashion events have been postponed or cancelled this year, including the recent July shows for the men’s collections, couture fashion week and many of the cruise spectacles, which usually see editors jetting to far-flung destinations across the globe.
With the women’s spring/summer 2021 season set to be shown this September, there was plenty of uncertainty about whether any physical shows would be going ahead. But, the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has confirmed that some physical shows are set to take place, at least in Paris.
The organisation has confirmed that Paris Fashion Week will be taking place from 28 September to the 6 October with a schedule of physical shows, as well as a new digital platform, which will unveiled soon.
Social distancing guidelines are likely to be in place for both those taking part in the show and those watching, meaning that the events may look slightly different than we are used to.
In addition to this, there might be some changes to the usual schedule with a number of fashion houses already choosing to step off the traditional calendar into a new format. This includes Saint Laurent, who revealed in April that it would not be continuing to show during Paris Fashion Week.
The French capital is always the final city to show in the schedule with New York, London and Milan hosting their fashion weeks first. There is yet to be confirmation as to whether physical shows will take place across every fashion capital, but there is at least one London show that will definitely be going ahead, following Burberry’s announcement this week.