Fashion Week and Couture Week Are Canceled in Paris, Milan to Combine Men’s and Women’s Fashion Weeks in September. This summer’s runways are the latest to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic.As events worldwide continue to be postponed and cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fashion week appears to be the next event to take a blow. The upcoming summer runways in London, Paris, and Milan have been cancelled or postponed. The men’s shows that were slated to take London and Paris will not take place, as well as Paris Haute Couture Week. In Milan, menswear shows will be postponed to September 2020, merging with the womenswear fashion week schedule. Among the three fashion capitals, other digital options are being explored. The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana said that they are working on these alternatives in order to keep the buying season on schedule. Likewise, the British Fashion Council said they are looking for innovative ways to digitalize their fashion showcase platforms, as the industry continues to search for different ways to hold runway and trunk shows in this current climate. As the virus continues to spread and nationwide lockdowns are extended, other industry events including the much anticipated Met Gala and the CFDA Fashion Awards have been cancelled or postponed. Changes in fashion week schedules and the disruption of the buying season has caused people to wonder if the current setup of the industry is wholly effective and necessary. Whatever the answer, the measures taken to maintain a sense of stability during this tumultuous time will surely change the way the fashion system works, either temporarily or permanently.