After postponing its summer show for the SS21 season to new proposed dates of 23-24 August, 2020 – having pushed it back from the original planned dates of 26-27 July dates – Harrogate Fashion Week (HFW) has now conceded its next show will not take place until next season, on 31 January – 1 February, 2021, due to COVID-19.
The news comes after consulting with its exhibitors and deciding the best cause of action. A statement released today by show directors, Sarah Moody and Wendy Adams, says: “It has been a difficult decision and one that has not been taken lightly as HFW wants to support the fashion industry through these difficult times.
“For the brands to invest in shows when it is going to be an extremely short and difficult season, with some shops not wanting to buy or attend, plus the fact that to date the government has not said it is safe to hold trade shows, it’s made us come to the sad conclusion to miss a season.
“We would like to thank everyone including the many trade publications for their continued support, and we will be back bigger and stronger next year.”