MILAN – More luxury houses are postponing fashion shows around the world due to the coronavirus outbreak that has now spread to dozens of countries.
Italian brands Giorgio Armani and Versace said on Thursday they are putting off fashion shows for their Cruise Collections. The Armani show had been scheduled for April 19-20 in Dubai, while Versace was due t present its collection in the United States on May 16.
Gucci, part of French group Kering has canceled plans to host its Cruise 2021 fashion show in San Francisco on May 18, while last month Prada and Chanel postponed shows had been due to take place in Asia in May.
‘The decision had been taken as a precautionary measure in order to protect all the industry stakeholders, employees and guest who would be improved in the trip’, Armani Group said in a statement.
Versace, which is owned by U.S. group Capri Holdings, said it was ‘aware of the need to give priority to the health and safety of its guests and employees’, adding further details would be provided as soon as possible.
Cruise collection are fashion shows hosted outside the usual fashion week calendar which are still an important opportunity for luxury brands to showcase their latest designs.
A Gucci spokesman also said on Thursday the new timing and location of its show would be announced once the situation becomes cleared.
Armani said its event would now take place in November, to coincide with Dubai’s Expo 2020, and will no longer be a Cruise collection.
Giorgio Armani held his Milan fashion show behind closed doors last months.
The coronavirus, which emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, has spread around the world, with more new appearing outside China than inside, prompting the cancellation of many global conferences and fairs. Italy has emerged as the country hardest hit by the virus in Europe.
If you’re a minimalist in style, you will most definitely have heart of cult label, CHYLAK. The Warsaw – based label specialized in luxury, yet wallet – friendly, classic handbags and accessories. Often in patent, croc mat matte finishes, the Italian leather bags are meticulously made in Poland, with the highest attention to detail and … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Polish Label Donated Sale Proceeds To The Malala Fund
A new skin scanner has launched at the Dior beauty boutique in The Dubai Mall, giving clients a revealing look at what lies beneath their complexion. Those curious to find out more about their skin’s secrets can complete a skin history questionnaire before experiencing the fully sanitized device. Cradling the customer’s face, the Dior Skin Scanner uses … Continue reading BEAUTY | This New Dermal Scanner In Dubai Analyses Your Exact Skin Issues
With the newly introduced Covid-19 lockdown regulations we’re facing as we head further into the new year, suffice is to say that things are looking a little ‘hairy’ (if you’ll excuse the pun). And, with hairdressers now forced to close until further notice and many of us facing cancelled appointments, despite the fact that our … Continue reading BEAUTY | The Top High – End Women’s Hair Trends We’ll See In 2021
The old saying, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, reflects the powerful effect that the arts and creative expression have an human understanding and communication. Art Therapy works to harness that power for therapeutic means. Just as a painting or a piece of music can say something in ways that almost defy description, art … Continue reading HEALTH | What Is Art Therapy, And How Does It Work?
Being overweight or obese can lead to a range of health problems. Although many different ‘fad’ diets are available, a balanced lifestyle and nutritious diet are the key to healthful living and better weight control. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 93.3 million adults in the United States had obesity in … Continue reading 10 Tips For Successful Weight Loss