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

Feb 28, 2020
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On Friday French label Agnes B joined the list of fashion houses that have cancelled 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. 

Agnès B - Spring-Summer2020 - Womenswear - Paris - © PixelFormula

Six Chinese designers, inculding Jarel Zhan and Masha Ma, have already cancelled 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 cancelled 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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