Fashion Week For The Rest of 2020 Will Be (Mostly) A Virtual Experience

Here's the latest rundown for fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, London and New York, their respective schedules and what to expect

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The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the world, crippled economies and less-than-efficient healthcare systems. The world of fashion hasn’t been spared either. With safety concerns looming over the heads of major fashion brands, the schedules of the upcoming fashion weeks are pretty much still up in the air.

While some brands have confirmed that they will go ahead with their shows (with safety measures in place, of course), others have opted to forgo this season (and possibly the next) and march to the beat of their own drums.

Herewith, a rundown on who’s doing what and which labels are sitting out.

Milan Fashion Week (July 14th — 17th)

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Who’s in: Gucci and Prada announced on Jun 29 that they will be going ahead with their virtual Cruise 2021 collections as part of Milano Fashion Week Digital in July. For Gucci, this will be Alessandro Michele‘s last pre-collection showcase for the Italian house. Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Missoni and Salvatore Ferragamo are among the 37 brands included in Milan’s fashion governing body Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana’s calendar. The schedules include both menswear and womenswear pre-collections which will be on full display via digital platforms.

Christian Dior has announced that it will showcase its Cruise collection without an audience excepted very limited number of invited reviewers in Lecce in Italy on July 22.

Who’s missing: Big names that are currently absent from the list are EtroFendi, Marni and Giorgio Armani.

You can find the updated schedule on Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana’s website.

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New York Fashion Week (September 11 — 16)

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Who’s In: Runway veterans like Proenza Schouler and Jean-Raymond are shaping up for exciting strategies come September.

Who’s missing: Michael Kors is moving his Spring 2021 presentation from September to sometime between October to mid-November. A number of New York-based designers are still silent on their plans to showcase at New York fashion week.

Find New York Fashion Week’s full updated schedule on the Council of Fashion Designers of America‘s website.

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London Fashion Week (September 18 — 22) 

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Who’s in: Burberry has altogether decided to ditch it’s physical runway presentation during London Fashion Week, opting instead for a digital presentation which will go hand-in-hand with the labels commitment to sustainability.

Who’s missing: Big fashion names shows like Richard Quinn and Wales Bonner are still holding off from showcasing their shows in September.

Find London Fashion Week’s full updated schedule on the British Fashion Council‘s website.

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Paris Fashion Week (September 28 – October 6)

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Who’s in: Givenchy has decided to present its collection in October under the leadership of newly appointed creative director Matthew M Wiliams. Chanel‘s Virginie Viard embraced a digital showing for the house’s Cruise collection and will be revealing a physical show in later this year under the recommended guidance and recommendations set by authorities.

Who’s out: Saint Laurent has announced plans to forgo its ready-to-wear shows for the upcoming Spring 2021 collection. Dries Van Noten has altogether chosen to not present his collection in September.

You can find Paris Fashion Week’s full schedule on the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode‘s website.

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