London fashion week opens as coronavirus hits attendance

The Guardian

Event kicks off without many press and buyers from important Chinese market London fashion week could not escape the impact of the coronavirus when it opened on Friday, with the majority of Chinese press and buyers unable to travel to the event, a significant absence given the country is responsible for almost a third of global luxury sales . “Our thoughts are with those affected by coronavirus, unable to travel,” the British Fashion Council chief executive, Caroline Rush, said in her opening speech, in which she announced plans to ensure Chinese media and buyers had access to news and …

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