The Who's Next, Première Classe, Impact, Man/Woman and Silmo shows were held in Paris on October 2-4, with less of an emphasis on business and more on energising the industry and getting it back on track.
France has introduced new, tighter restrictions to contain the Covid-19 epidemic, but Parisian trade shows Who's Next, Première Classe, Man/Woman and Silmo are going ahead as planned, starting on October 2.
Following optics trade show Silmo, independent contemporary and creative fashion brand trade show Man/ Woman announced it will join Première Classe and Who's Next at the Tuileries garden, Paris from October 2 to 4.
The resurgence of Covid-19 in Europe is increasing the uncertainty surrounding September fashion events. Trade show and fashion week organisers are trying to cope, amidst postponements, cancellations and online options.
Following a period of uncertainty, Eurovet’s trade show for beach and swimwear Riviera is confirmed to take place from September 4 to 7 and lingerie trade show Interfilière will take place from September 6 to 7.
Trade show organisers have been forced to cancel the events planned for June, and are reviewing their plans. Among the options, postponements and ramped-up virtual solutions, as the end of lock-down remains uncertain.
The Paris Fashion Week, with its related events and trade shows, ended on March 3 with a slump in attendance. But the Covid-19 epidemic has since escalated in France, suggesting the result should be put in perspective.
The French Fashion Union was first set up in 2016 on Facebook as a collaborative support network of young fashion professionals, and has now formally become an association offering a range of services to its members.