Prada delays Japan show amid coronavirus concerns

Information about the new location and date of the resort 2021 collection have not yet been announced. (AFP)
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Updated 17 February 2020

Prada delays Japan show amid coronavirus concerns

DUBAI: Italian luxury fashion house Prada has postponed its resort show that was set to take place on May 21 in Japan, amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) reported. 

“This decision was made as a precautionary measure as well as an act of responsibility and respect for all the people working on and planning to attend our resort 2021 show,” the company told WWD. “Prada extends its sincere sympathies and concern to all the people and territories affected by this situation.”

The label is not planning to relocate the fashion show, but said the event “will be scheduled in the country at a more appropriate moment.” 

Information about the new location and date of the resort 2021 collection have not yet been announced. 

The upcoming fashion weeks in Beijing and Shanghai will also be postponed due to the widespread illness.


Omani fashion label donates face masks in COVID-19 fight

The Omani label will be donating face masks to those that need them most. Instagram
Updated 07 April 2020

Omani fashion label donates face masks in COVID-19 fight

DUBAI: Omani womenswear label Amal Al-Raisi is the latest fashion house to join the fight against COVID-19. The fashion designer behind the eponymous brand has announced that she will be using deadstock fabric to manufacture and distribute reusable face masks. She will be producing approximately 200 masks per week and giving these out free of charge with online orders and distributing them to organizations in Oman that help those in need.

Major fashion and beauty brands have stepped up to help curb the spread of the infectious disease. 

The LVMH factory has started making hand sanitizer; Burberry is funding research for a single-dose vaccine currently underway at the University of Oxford and US-based hijab company Haute Hijab is providing headscarves to the female healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.