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6 Jan 2022
Armani Cancels Menswear & Haute Couture Fashion Shows Over Covid Concerns
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The famous Italian designer Giorgio Armani just announced that his upcoming shows at Milan Fashion Week Men’s and the Paris Haute Couture that will be held on February are both cancelled.
Due to the concerns over the new Omicron variant rampant and increasing across the region of Europe, Armani, mentioned, “with great regret and following careful reflection, in light of the worsening epidemiological situation", he felt compelled to stopped the shows, both scheduled for later this month.
The designer also added that while fashion shows are “crucial and irreplaceable occasions", he felt duty-bound to protect people, and that the “health and safety of both employees and the public must once again take priority".
The fashion world actually accused him of overreacting, yet within weeks, millions were under lockdown. Now, in cancelling his events once more – having only recently restarted them in person – this sends an important message: that this pandemic is still far from over, the national news reported.
As of the moment, no other designers have followed Armani’s decision, and the rest of the schedule at Milan Men’s Fashion Week and Paris Haute Couture week remained the same.