“Because the COVID-19 state of affairs is worsening and because of Covid restrictions, we have now taken the choice to not proceed with the our spring 2021 couture assortment and presentation,” mentioned Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, in a press release issued this morning.
The label is hoping to return to the couture calendar in July 2021.
For the reason that coronavirus outbreak, the label has been diversifying its supply past eveningwear to loungewear, a brand new sneaker dubbed 4.0, in addition to lingerie and eyewear created in collaboration with La Perla and Linda Farrow respectively.
It has additionally been dipping its toes into know-how, becoming a member of forces with the smart-glasses firm Photon Lens to showcase its spring 2021 rtw collection utilizing bespoke AR headsets.
Fashion weeks in Paris for men’s and couture will go ahead, however designers gained’t be allowed to ask visitors this season, as bodily gatherings have been prohibited all through France.
Earlier this week, Jean Paul Gaultier mentioned it could postpone the displaying of a one-off couture assortment by Sacai’s Chitose Abe, initially scheduled for Jan. 27, to the subsequent high-fashion gathering.
The postponement units the stage for an exceptionally buzzy couture week this summer season — well being situations permitting. The July schedule contains the return of couture from Balenciaga, 53 years after Spanish grasp Cristóbal Balenciaga shuttered his home. (That debut has additionally been postponed twice.)