Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement last night concerning significant new measures being adopted by the UK in light of Covid 19, the majority of events that were to form York Fashion Week are being postponed. Anyone who has purchased tickets will automatically receive a full refund within the next seven days.
Organisers still intend to stage the York ethical fashion show, albeit behind closed doors with the runway event being streamed live on 26 March for anyone to view. The show will unveil some superb designs on the catwalk made by local couturiers who are improving the ethics of the fashion industry and teaming this with the re-use of vintage clothing, to minimise the impact on the environment and society. Further details can be found at www.yorkfashionweek.co.uk
Nicky Hayer, Founder and Director at York Fashion Week explained: “Postponing York Fashion Week has been an extremely difficult decision, given the amount of work people have put in but the health of the community remains our priority. During these unprecedented times, we remain committed to local businesses and are working collaboratively with our partners to extend York’s fashion season. We are in the process of putting together a package of measures designed to support our high street and ensure brands remain accessible through initiatives including the purchase of online vouchers, click and collect options and social media and communications advice. I’d like to reassure our partners and local people that York Fashion Week will re-emerge as strong as ever at the appropriate time.”
A series of static events will still take place across the city including the Wilberforce Trust Display and the York College Exhibit at York Explore, details of which can be viewed by visiting www.yorkfashionweek.co.uk