In light of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic worldwide, Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana has announced that the Milano Moda Uomo fashion shows and presentations, scheduled June 19th to June 23rd 2020, will now take place during Milano Moda Donna edition in September 2020 instead.
“We are working on new digital formats and new ways of meeting to create, in the days provided by Milano Moda Uomo, other moments of narration, b2b and b2c platforms for the benefit of brands, luxury companies and all the actors of the system,” explained the organisation in an official statement.
Additionally, the Board of Directors of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has also announced that Paris Fashion Week Menswear, scheduled to take place June 23rd to June 28th, 2020, and the Haute Couture Week scheduled from July 5th to July 9th, 2020, will be cancelled.
Although the Federation is actively working with its members on possible alternatives, the official statements explained that “strong decisions are required to ensure the safety and health of Houses, their employees and everyone working in our industry.”
In light of the situation, Pitti Immagine’s CEO, Raffaello Napoleone, commented: “In agreement with President Marenzi and with the presidency of the Florence Center for Italian Fashion, we gave ourselves very short time to reflect on the new situation, collect all the necessary information and make the appropriate decisions. At the end of next week, the Pitti Immagine Board of Directors will meet, and there we will bring all our assessments.”