Australian Fashion Week cancelled

The organisers of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week have pulled the plug on the event that was scheduled to go ahead on May 11-15, citing coronavirus concerns.

The decision follows the Federal Government's advice to avoid mass gatherings of 500 people or more.

Read the organisers' statement below:

"Due to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC)'s mandate against holding non-essential, organised public gatherings of more than 500 people in light of global health concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we regret to share that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2020 will not take place. We thank our incredible designers, producers, partners and staff for their support of the Australian fashion community and look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2021.

"This decision was made after careful consideration, as the health and safety of everyone involved remains our top priority.

"We will continue sharing relevant updates via email, our website and social feeds."

Updated 11:53am AEDT on 17 March 2020.


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