An exhibition of 130 emerging designers from 30 countries worldwide will be displayed during London Fashion Week on February 20-24 2015.
Launched in 2012, the International Fashion Showcase celebrates London’s position as an international fashion city with a reputation for nurturing emerging talent. Organised by the British Council and British Fashion Council, the showcase takes place during London Fashion Week and will see nearly 30 embassies and cultural institutions across the capital create fashion exhibitions which display their emerging fashion designers.
Prizes will be handed out to the best country, curator and designer, picked by a panel of industry experts chaired by Sarah Mower, BFC ambassador for emerging talent and European editor of Vogue.com.
Over the four days there will also be a public programme of talks and events taking place, including a designer mentoring programme by the London College of Fashion. A collaboration with Fashion Scout will offer designers involved in the exhibition the opportunity to take part in a group catwalk show.
“In multicultural London, where so many international fashion students study, we also appreciate that talent can come from all and any background, and that in fashion, everyone is wide open to being excited by individuality, variety and difference”
- Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and contributing editor Vogue US
The 2014 edition presented several public events exploring some of the underlying themes of the showcase such as a panel discussion led by Dr Djurdja Bartlett (author of Fashion East: The Spectre That Haunted Socialism), London College of Fashion, UAL, on fashion and post-socialism, a screening of fashion films produced by emerging designers in the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Russia and Bosnia as part of British Council workshops and a discussion on the importance of fashion film internationally, a discussion exploring the development of the fashion curator and the cultural impact of fashion curation and exhibitions, A round table discussion exploring the legend of British fashion education: what makes London fashion education unique, how does it compares to those overseas, how has the reputation developed, how has this benefited the UK fashion industry and what does the future hold? and a Fashion Illustration Workshop.
More information and tickets check the British Fashion Council website