Shanghai Fashion Week Postponed Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

Shanghai Fashion Week Postponed Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

Shanghai Fashion Week Postponed Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

The fashion event announced its suspension of the AW20 season due to the virus

The fashion event announced its suspension of the AW20 season due to the virus

Text: Michaela Zee

The coronavirus outbreak proceeds to wreak havoc in China, causing an estimated 900 deaths and 40,000 infected cases worldwide. In response to this ongoing epidemic, Shanghai Fashion Week announced on Monday via WeChat that the esteemed fashion event will be postponed until further notice.

“We will actively search for (new) times and ways, and maintain close communication with partners who care for and support Shanghai Fashion Week,” the WeChat post stated.

Shanghai Fashion Week was scheduled to commence its Fall/Winter season on March 26. The fashion event prior to this year showcased the collections of many revered designers, including Vivienne Tam and Vera Wang. However, due to the continual threat of the coronavirus, Shanghai Fashion Week delayed this season’s affair as a precautionary measure; its rescheduled start date is still irresolute. China Fashion Week, the country’s additional event hosted in Beijing, has yet to report whether or not they will postpone its show scheduled for March 25.

The fashion industry continues to suffer the gradual decline of its international economy due to the coronavirus. As cases expand across China, Shanghai Fashion Week’s postponement and pending cancellation emphasizes the monumental effects of this contagious illness.

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