Australian fashion hopeful rebound – Fashionista

Australian Fashion Week Afterpay wrapped up in Sydney last week, and although cases of Covid-19 have increased worldwide, the annual event has marked a promising rebound from pandemic-related setbacks.

A year ago, it seemed that the Australian fashion industry had withstood the pandemic better than any other country: in June 2021, Sydney became one of the first cities to hold a fashion week in person since the virus first struck. turn the world around in 2020. But just a couple of weeks later, a Delta outbreak brought New South Wales back to complete lockdown; without warning, the stores were forced to close for more than four months, a blow to designers who depend on local brick and mortar, not to mention their employees.