Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia has been cancelled due to coronavirus

The latest in a string of cancellations.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2020 has been cancelled, becoming the latest Australian fashion event to cancel amid coronavirus fears. IMG APAC fashion executive director Natalie Xenita made a statement today about the decision.

“Due to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC)’s mandate against holding non-essential, organised public gatherings of more than 500 people in light of global health concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we regret to share that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2020 will not take place. We thank our incredible designers, producers, partners and staff for their support of the Australian fashion community and look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2021.”

This announcement follows Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival cancelling the remainder of its 2020 program last week and is part of a trend of local and international events being cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus. Head here to stay up to date with coronavirus developments in Australia.




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