It has been almost a year since the Covid-19 pandemic started causing cancellations and postponements of events worldwide, and as the pandemic continues into 2021, scheduled events, including fashion shows, have largely gone digital and in some cases have been completely canceled.
After a season of very discreet women's shows in September and France still in strict quarantine, it looks like this month's shows will be similarly restrained. However, the events will still take place, the organizers confirmed.
According to WWD, the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (the organization that runs the events) has told brands that the shows can go ahead, but without guests.
"The instructions from the Paris police headquarters stipulate that there should be no public attendance, whether it is for fashion shows or any other event," Pascal Morand, executive president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, told the publication.
Filming is still allowed, so you can expect more livestreams and social premieres, which several brands did last season.
While there has been no word on how the Fall/Winter 2021 women's fashion shows will unfold, they are still scheduled to take place in February and March and will most likely face a similar set of restrictions.