Paris Fashion Week will take place with physical shows in September.
Representatives for French fashion’s governing body, The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, confirmed on Wednesday that the womenswear spring/summer 2021 presentations will take place in Paris between 28 September and 6 October.
“The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode confirms the holding of Womenswear Paris Fashion Week,” they announced in a statement on its website. “It will take place from Monday September 28th to Tuesday October 6th and will comply for its implementation to the recommendations of public authorities. Its organization will be completed by the platform set up for Paris FashionWeek online.”
Earlier this year, the governing body cancelled the couture and men’s fashion weeks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In place of a physical presentation, the weeks are going digital, with the couture week taking place online between 6 and 8 July and men’s between 9 and 13 July.
Saint Laurent, one of the biggest names on the Paris Fashion Week calendar, announced back in April that it would be not be appearing at the September shows or taking part in any pre-set schedules this year.
“Conscious of the current circumstance and its waves of radical change, Saint Laurent has decided to take control of its pace and reshape its schedule,” a spokesperson said in a statement posted on social media. “Now more than ever, the brand will lead its own rhythm, legitimating the value of time and connecting with people globally by getting closer to them in their own space and lives. With this strategy firmly in place, Saint Laurent will not present its collections in any of the pre-set schedules of 2020.”
Spring/Summer 2021 presentations will kick off with New York Fashion Week, which won’t feature Michael Kors, on 11 September. This is followed by London Fashion Week on 18 September, and Milan Fashion Week, which won’t feature Gucci, on 22 September.
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