Milan Men’s Fashion Week to merge with Women’s Fashion Week in September for the first time ever

Like many industries, fashion is feeling the impacts of coronavirus – and now the pandemic is causing major changes in the fashion week schedule.

This September, Milan’s Women’s Fashion Week will become the first season to combine men and women’s collections, with the men’s shows slated for June now pushed back in light of the virus.

On Friday, Camera Nazionale della Moda (The National Chamber of Italian Fashion) announced the change, confirming the men’s shows due to run from 19th to 23rd June, will now run alongside Milan Women’s Fashion Week, planned for 22nd to 28th September.

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Men’s shows will run alongside women’s in September.

Due to the unprecedented times, the decision was made to stop the spread of the virus.

In a statement, the organization outlined possible alternatives for showcasing the men’s designers in June.

It read: “We are however working on new digital formats and new ways of encounter, in order to create a new storytelling on the days originally scheduled for the Milan Men’s Fashion week: b2b and b2c platforms for the benefit of brands, luxury companies, and all the other players in the fashion industry.

“We are aware that great efforts

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