After a tragic and devastating series of earthquakes and tsunamis, representatives from the 12th annual Japan Fashion Week have announced that under the circumstances they will be cancelling Fashion Week this year. The week had 140 designers scheduled to showcase their craft on the runways of Tokyo starting Monday March 21st.
This decision comes on the heels of several key designers pulling out of respect for, and morning of lost loved ones.
Press Release to Follow:
- “Due to the multiple concerns regarding current electricity shortages, unreliable transportation, and general safety concerns, the “Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo” that was scheduled to take place this week and next week has been cancelled. Consequently, the Tokyo Collection Week that was scheduled to take place next week has also been cancelled. Fashion companies work hard to maintain and expand their business connections, and JFW considers it its duty to support their efforts. Since conditions in each of their source areas vary greatly so does their rate of production. However, despite these difficult times, we will continue to try our best to obtain the products we can so that we may put together exhibitions to showcase them. JFW will take these necessary measures and organize exhibitions by communicating closely with each company to determine a concrete support strategy that may be put into effect. Regarding the contents of the collection, we also intend to make the collection available on the web as a means to not only provide more opportunities for business connections but also so that it may act as a source for information. For more details, please check our JFW’s official website.” – JFW
The Fashion Collections team would like to convey our deepest sympathies and our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this terrible disaster.