The fashion industry has been economically hit hard during the Pandemic, there have been less releases and more people are trying to save their money for only buying essentials. The luxury fashion brands have been hit the hardest, as many people are not shopping their high priced tags right now. As the next Fashion Week is less than three months away, many designers are pulling out of showcasing their Spring 2021 collections in response to the dangerous conditions of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Due to the seriousness of the virus it has been difficult for designers to rent venues, and produce samples in time for the big event.
Michael Kors will be postponing his Spring 2020 collection to sometime between mid-October and mid-November. “I have for a long time thought that the fashion calendar needs to change,” he said. “It’s exciting for me to see the open dialogue within the fashion community about the calendar—from Giorgio Armani to Dries Van Noten to Gucci to YSL to major retailers around the globe—about ways in which we can slow down the process and improve the way we work. We’ve all had time to reflect and analyze things, and I think many agree that it’s time for a new approach for a new era.”