Shanghai Fashion Week has been postponed until early April due to an increase in Covid-19 cases in the region. Originally scheduled to take place between March 25 and April 3 this year, the event has been moved to the week of April 6-13 according to WWD. Vogue Business also reports that the event has been postponed until early April. However, an official statement from the organizers has not yet been issued on their website and official channels.
The Huangpu District, one of Shanghai’s most populous areas in the city, where most of the catwalk shows and events take place, has featured three areas that are under lockdown due to COVID-19. Officials have suspended some nonessential businesses, and large gatherings in nearby parts of Huangpu District. It is possible that similar measures may be applied in other parts of Shanghai in the coming days.
The new outbreak has affected the fashion industry, forcing some brands to either cancel their in-person events or switch to digital format, such as Canada Goose, whose event at the Shanghai IAPM shopping mall to present its collaboration with Angel Chen was changed to an online presentation via WeChat, and Cartier, which canceled its event planned for the brand’s first anniversary celebration at Alibaba’s Tmall Luxury Pavilion on January 29.