Fashion duo Dolace & Gabbana have called off their next menswear physical runway show during Milan Men's Fashion Week owing to the nationwide lockdown imposed in France. The Milan-based house explained in a release that due to contingencies related to Covid-19, the fundamental conditions to create their show were lacking. It was therefore, decided to cancel their upcoming fashion show.
Though Dolce & Gabbana never list their shows on the official calendar of the Camera della Moda, which manages the catwalk seasons for men and women in Milan, their decision to cancel the show further reduces an already meagre season in the Italian fashion capital. The brand has also indicated it does not plan to unveil any digital presentation of the new collection during the season, which features fall/winter 2021 clothes.
After Dolce and Gabbana’ss cancellation, there are only three live shows: Etro, Fendi and K-way (and Etro’s will be staged without any audience) confirmed for the Milanese menswear season. Currently 39 brands are due to participate, though only these three will have runway shows. However, many houses are expected to present their collections in either video form; or with physical presentations, with a few live models but no audience; or on an appointment basis in their showrooms.