Our heartfelt regrets go to those individuals who were affected by the disaster of the Eastern Japan Earthquake said a representative of the JFW Organization.
Due to the multiple concerns regarding current electricity shortages, unreliable transportation, and general safety concerns, the “Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo” that was scheduled to take place this week and next week has been cancelled.
The first message came from the organization on March 14th stating
As days pass by, the massive impact of East Japan Earthquake, Japan’s most powerful earthquake since records, is only beginning to be revealed. Needless to say, the fashion industry is suffering great physical and psychological damage.
In view of this serious situation, discussions are now underway at the JFW office with parties involved so as to take swift countermeasures.
In regards to the Tokyo Collection Week we are scheduled to host between the 21st and 25th of this month, we are confirming the advisability of the event with all parties scheduled to participate as it is one important business occasion for many fashion houses. We will be making an official announcement, as soon as tomorrow, of any decisions.
Further announcement will be made as soon as ready. We thank you for you understanding and patience.
However today an Official Japan Fashion Week Press Release was published stating that the Annual JFW Tokyo has been cancelled.
Consequently, the Tokyo Collection Week that was scheduled to take place next week has also been cancelled. Fashion companies work hard to maintain and expand their business connections, and JFW considers it its duty to support their efforts. Since conditions in each of their source areas vary greatly so does their rate of production. However, despite these difficult times, we will continue to try our best to obtain the products we can so that we may put together exhibitions to showcase them.
JFW will take these necessary measures and organize exhibitions by communicating closely with each company to determine a concrete support strategy that may be put it into effect. Regarding the contents of the collection, we also intend to make the collection available on the web as a means to not only provide more opportunities for business connections but also so that it may act as a source for information. For more details, please check our JFW’s official website.
Despite this unprecedented national disaster, we will do whatever we can to keep the business flame burning in order to promote new fashion business, and we deeply appreciate your understanding and support.
Japan Fashion Week Organization