On September 3-6, at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris, over 700 ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, jewellery and beachwear brands will meet for the first post-pandemic physical trade show.
Health protection measures are once again preventing Paris’s trade shows from being held regularly. WSN’s joint event scheduled in early March has been cancelled, and only a reduced Première Classe show will be staged.
WSN Développement, the Parisian fashion show’s organiser, has announced that the event's January edition will not take place. Who's Next and Impact will have their own space at the Première Classe show on March 5-7.
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.
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.