Amid Concerns Of Coronavirus, FDCI Postpones Fashion Week. The Fashion Design Council of India looking at the severity of Coronavirus (COVID-19 )has decided to postpone the Lotus India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2020. As the virus enters the country, organizers have decided to step back and take precautions.
The Fashion Design Council of India is a nonprofit organization working to further the business of fashion in India along with ensuring sustainable fashion.
The Fashion Design Council of India on 2nd March 2020, announced the dates of its bi-annual fashion event, the event was going to take place from 11th-15th March 2020, but with the increasing cases of coronavirus in the country, FDCI decided to postpone the fashion event like many other international countries.
FDCI were all prepared for the event with the bookings, 80 exhibition stands and permissions for the runway shows to be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium but they decided to postpone it and kept public health above money.
The Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week is the most awaited fashion extravaganza of the Indian fashion industry. The five-day event was going to take place in the national capital Delhi, with 23 runaway shows and about 80 designers participating in different stalls and shows. The theme for this year remained #FashionWearsArt, the Indian fashion industry was looking forward to the event but postponing it is best for everyone's good.
Mr. Sunil Sethi, Chairman of the FDCI stated- “It’s heartbreaking to see the endless efforts of hundreds of people who put this show together go wasted but the safety and security of our guests, buyers, designers, and internal teams is of our utmost priority.”
With the increase of Coronavirus cases in India, the decision to postpone the event is best for all. Not only in India, but abroad countries have also postponed some of their major events due to this reason, the list includes Tokyo Fashion Week, Seoul Fashion Week, Shanghai Fashion Week, and Beijing Fashion Week. Ralph Lauren canceled its fall show planned for New York in April, along with this Gucci, Giorgio Armani, and Versace all either canceled or postponed their cruise 2021 shows planned in May.
The Indian government is taking proper initiatives to take health care of the citizens, they have forwarded certain guidelines to be followed, people have started putting their public function on hold. According to FDCI's official page, the date of the Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week in association with EbixCash is not yet fixed but Chairman Sunil Sethi ensures that the show must go on and they will soon come with a later and more appropriate date for the event.