The coronavirus continues to impact the fashion world. With the current outbreak of the disease coinciding with the global fashion week schedule, which kicked off in London on the first week of January, a number of designers have had to cancel or shut off their shows to the public.
With Shanghai revealing it would postpone its fashion week due to the illness last week, it has now been revealed that Seoul will be cancelling its upcoming AW20 fashion week, which was slated to begin on March 17.
After a number of designers pulled out of the biannual event, the official announcement that the entirety of the season would be cancelled was announced yesterday, via an official statement from the Seoul Metropolitan Government.
“We have internally decided to cancel the 2020 fall-winter Seoul Fashion Week and will notify the concerned parties of the decision in a few days,” the statement read.
With 36 designers set to showcase their work and huge number of buyers and editors flying into the Korean city, the statement continued to explain that the organisation “will seek ways to support and help designers in Korea by hosting other international design fairs instead”.
Seoul’s SS21 fashion week is set to take place in October as planned.