Sao Paulo Fashion Week has been cancelled amidst the global coronavirus health crisis.The Brazilian event, which was sct to run from April 24 through April 28, will no longer go ahead, according to reports.
Faced with the increased containment measures implemented against the coronavirus, Gucci has announced the closure of its factories for eight days. LVMH is keeping its sites open, albeit with specific restrictions.
Cartier has decided to postpone a major exhibition in Milan’s Triennale design museum, scheduled to open next month, in the latest delayed project in luxury and art since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Italy.
Hermès has cancelled its annual Saut Hermès show-jumping event in the Grand Palais, originally scheduled for the weekend of March 20 to 22. Coronavirus also led the house to call off its April 28 cruise show in London.
Giorgio Armani has decided to temporarily close down its luxury hotel, restaurants and all its boutiques in Milan, the company announced Tuesday evening, in reaction to the rapid spread of coronavirus in Italy.
Global luxury brands are scaling back orders with Italian suppliers, as the spread of the coronavirus from key market China to major manufacturing hub Italy hits business across the sector, industry sources said.
The cancellation marks the the latest change to the Kingpins schedule as a result of the coronavirus, following the trade show's earlier announcement that it would be cancelling its Hong Kong show in May.