The event, which is China’s biggest fashion week, will now take place from April 6 to April 13, as opposed to the end of March when it was originally scheduled.

The event has been postponed due to a small increase in Covid-19 outbreaks which has seen the government place several residential communities in Shanghai placed in quarantine to help curb the outbreak. This appears to have been successful as there have been no new cases reported in several weeks.

Shanghai Fashion Week is usually held in the downtown district but this year’s event will now be a combination of digital and in-person events with runway shows and showroom appointments expected to proceed in the normal fashion.

The Shanghai Fashion Week event is considered to be the model for what future fashion weeks could be in a post Coronavirus world.