Fashion is part of culture, and the response to the pandemic has shaken the industry from top to bottom. But with London fashion back this week, who is going, will anyone be taking their photograph – and who will wear a mask?
London fashion week begins on Thursday. But if last week’s gathering in New York is anything to go by, it could be the smallest, and strangest, fashion event in the capital’s recent history.
Reduced to little more than a long weekend, New York hosted fewer than 10 – rather than the normal 70 or so – catwalk shows, as well as temperature checks, health questionnaires and socially distanced seating for a maximum of 50 guests for each indoor show.