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Tokyo Fashion Week cancelled due to Coronavirus

The fashion world continues to suffer the effects of the virus outbreak

Tokyo Fashion Week cancelled due to Coronavirus The fashion world continues to suffer the effects of the virus outbreak

The World Health Organization has stated that Covid-19 is not on a pandemic level yet, but its rapid spread and the growing number of infected people continues to alarm.
In an effort to contain the outbreak of Coronavirus, several companies have been forced to close down and many important events have been cancelled worldwide.

Following the postponement of Seoul, Shanghai and Beijing, even Tokyo has decided to cancel its Fashion Week. The announcement was announced in these hours by the Japan Fashion Week Organization (the JFWO): 

As apprehensions due to the coronavirus outbreak rise daily, our primary and utmost concern always being the safety/security of all parties involved, after heavy discussions with related parties, we have come to the painful decision of there being no other choice than to give up Rakuten FWT 2020 F/W. JFWO will continue to do our very best within our power to provide support in gaining business opportunities, such as introducing collections on the RakutenFWT 2020 F/W official website. 

Tokyo Fashion Week, which was scheduled from March 16th to 21st, is only the latest fashion-related event to suffer the negative effects of the virus. Among these are also the Milan Design Week, postponed in June, and the shows for the Cruise collections: Gucci has just announced the cancellation of the show scheduled for May 18th in San Francisco; Prada has decided to postpone the May 21st event in Tokyo; Chanel is expected to present its new creations on May 7th in Capri; and Dior on May 9th in Lecce.