Joining the list of major fashion events affected by COVID-19 is Denimandjeans Vietnam. Set to take place May 28-29, the denim trade show will now run Nov. 11-12, after travel restrictions related to the coronavirus are expected to lift.
This is just one of many schedule changes for the organizers. Last month, Denimandjeans announced the postponement of its Japan show, which was set to run March 4-5 and is now set for Sept. 29-30. It will mark the show’s first event in Japan.
Italian trade show organizer Pitti Immagine Uomo is taking a similar approach to the 98th edition of its men’s wear show, which was just rescheduled from June 16-19 to Sept. 2-4. The event will remain in Florence and showcase Spring/Summer 2021 men’s wear collections.
Less than two weeks ago, Pitti organizers remained bullish about moving the event, instead stating that it was increasing the digital component of the show to offer an updated e-PITTI Connect digital platform that would provide new functionality and more content alongside the physical fair. But as the pandemic continues to escalate by the day, organizers are going back to the drawing board.
The coronavirus outbreak is further shaking up men’s wear, as men’s fashion weeks are being forced to reschedule. The Council of Fashion Designers of America postponed the June 13-15 men’s event in New York. Similarly, Camera Nazionale della Moda (The National Chamber of Italian Fashion) will run its men’s shows (originally scheduled for June 19-23) together with Milan Women’s Fashion Week for the first time in history.