Saturday, 29 February 2020

French fashion labels Agnes B and A.P.C. cancel Paris shows due to coronavirus




On Friday French label Agnes B joined the list of fashion houses that have canceled shows at Paris Fashion Week due to the coronavirus outbreak that has reached multiple countries around the world, while Saturday saw Paris-based A.P.C. make a similar announcement. 

Six Chinese designers, including Jarel Zhan and Masha Ma, have already canceled shows at the Paris event scheduled to run until March 3.

Fashion labels such as Balenciaga, Valentino, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton have planned to unveil their Winter 2020 collections this weekend and next week.

In Milan, Italian house Armani has staged its show behind closed doors, while France's Chanel and Italy's Prada have already canceled shows in China over fears about spreading the epidemic.

The rapid spread of the coronavirus raised fears of a pandemic on Friday, with six countries reporting their first cases and the World Health Organization warning it could spread worldwide.

The spread also prompted Switzerland to cancel the giant Geneva car show.

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