Here’s The Low-Down On The Fashion Shows Happening Post-Lockdown.
The pandemic’s ban on public gatherings has caused turmoil in the fashion calendar. July’s haute couture, cruise and men’s collections will largely be presented digitally, but September’s ready-to-wear shows could still become a reality – albeit for a reduced number of guests.
While brands including Gucci, Michael Kors and Saint Laurent have already opted out, Chanel and Dior remain optimistic. Meanwhile, New York Fashion Week in September has been cut back to three days. Here, in a rolling overview updated regularly, we break down every show plan as they come in.
Menswear spring/summer 2021
5 July / 14.00 GMT: Hermès presents its spring/summer 2021 menswear show digitally.
9-12 July: Digital Paris Fashion Week: Menswear.
14-17 July: Digital Milan Fashion Week: Menswear.
15 July / 9.00 GMT: Etro presents its spring/summer 2021 menswear show and pre-spring womenswear show at the Four Seasons hotel in Milan. The show will have a limited number of guests and will be live-streamed.
15 July / 16.30 GMT: Dolce & Gabbana showcases its spring/summer 2021 men’s ready-to-wear collection in a live intimate show at Humanitas University in Milan. The show will have minimal physical attendance and will be live-streamed. The brand has made extensive donations to the university’s Covid-19 vaccine research.
Valentino couture autumn/winter 2020
Haute couture autumn/winter 2020
2 July: Dolce & Gabbana presents its Alta Gioielleria collection.
3 July / time TBC: Dolce & Gabbana presents its Alta Moda collection digitally as a film and look book.
4 July / time TBC: Dolce & Gabbana presents its Alta Sartoria collection digitally as a film and look book.
5 July / time TBC: Balmain presents its autumn/winter 2020 couture collection on a barge on the river Seine in Paris.
6-8 July: Digital Paris Fashion Week: Haute Couture.
6 July / 16.00 BST: Ralph & Russo presents its autumn/winter 2020 couture collection in a digital show format.
6 July / 13.30 BST: Christian Dior presents its autumn/winter 2020 haute couture collection in a film format.
8 July / 18.00 BST: Pierpaolo Piccioli reveals the inspiration behind Valentino’s autumn/winter 2020 couture collection, before the brand stages a live performance at Cinecittà Studios on 21 July in Rome.
21 July / time TBC: Valentino showcases its autumn/winter 2020 haute couture collection in a live performance from Cinecittà Studios in Rome.
8 June / 11.00 GMT: Chanel presents its Cruise 2021 collection in a pre-recorded video format.
21 July / time TBC: Valentino presents live couture show in Rome.
22 July / time TBC: Christian Dior stages its runway show for Cruise 2021 in the Piazza del Duomo in Lecce, Puglia. The show will be presented without an audience and will be live-streamed.
July / date TBC: Gucci presents its Cruise collection, titled Epilogue, in a digital format. Following the brand’s plans to reduce its annual number of shows from five to two, the presentation will mark Gucci’s final collection billed as ‘Cruise’.
Balmain spring/summer 2020
Ready-to-wear spring/summer 2021
14-16 September: New York Fashion Week. The Council of Fashion Designers of America has scaled back the event to three days, and has said that, if there is enough demand, 17 September will be added as a supplemental day.
17 September / time TBC: Burberry opens London Fashion Week when it unveils its spring/summer 2021 collection in a live digital presentation “set in the British outdoors”.
18-22 September: London Fashion Week.
22 September / time TBC: Fendi opens Milan Fashion Week – long-distance, from its headquarters in Rome – with a co-ed spring/summer 2021 live show. The show will have minimal physical attendance and will be live-streamed.
23-27 September: Milan Fashion Week.
September / date TBC: Giorgio Armani will present his mainline and Emporio Armani shows in Milan.
28 September – 6 October: Paris Fashion Week.
September / date TBC: Christian Dior presents its spring/summer 2021 show live in Paris. The house is expecting to have an audience.
September / date TBC: Balmain presents its spring/summer 2021 show live in Paris.
October / date TBC: Givenchy presents its first collection under the artistic direction of Matthew Williams.