The spring 2021 men’s shows were originally scheduled for June 23 to 28; couture would have taken place several days later from July 5 to July 9. The Camera Nazionale della Moda, which oversees Italian fashion, has also just postponed its slate of men’s shows from June 19 to 23, they will now take place alongside its womenswear week in September. The CFDA is also advising American designers to not show Resort 2021 collections in May and June and has postponed its menswear week.
In a release sent to the fashion industry, France’s Fédération writes, “In light of the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic worldwide, strong decisions are required to ensure the safety and health of houses, their employees, and everyone working in our industry.” While a cancellation of both weeks seems a wise choice amid the spread of the coronavirus, men’s and couture bring thousands of designers, models, editors, stylists, buyers, photographers, and other industry professionals to Paris, hope is not lost for the spring 2021 men’s and fall 2020 couture collections. “The Fédération is actively working with its members on possible alternatives,” the release concludes.