In the Architecture Design Fashion team we produce, commission and coordinate a diverse array of projects linking designers and cultural institutions around the world. These range from our showcases of international architecture and fashion in the UK, to major internal touring exhibitions, one-off events and workshops, design and curatorial residencies, and a diverse and evolving set of programmes partnered with cultural institutes, festivals and embassies.
UK & International Projects
© Agnese Sanvito
International Fashion Showcase
The annual event celebrates emerging international fashion designers during London Fashion Week
Held during London Design Festival, this international networking event brokers new collaborations between designers and curators
Maker Library Network
Connecting designers and makers around the world through knowledge, skills and ideas exchange
© Fanzine project, Fashion DNA Nigeria 2014
Fashion DNA is a series of British Council programmes supporting emerging fashion industries.
© JAMES MORRIS
New British Inventors
New British Inventors celebrates pioneering British designers and creates a platform for international debate about the potential of design to shape the future.
New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio
New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio is a major international touring exhibition, focusing on the unique projects of the London-based practice.
© Simon Mills
New for Old
A regional programme in Southeast Asia aiming to promote, support and develop the craft and design sector
© Darren Black
Indonesia Fashion Futures
Indonesia Fashion Futures is a programme creating exchange between the UK and Indonesian fashion industries
Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan
Abierto Mexicano de Diseño
A major partnership with Abierto Mexicano de Diseño as part of the UK-Mexico Dual Year
© Fyodor Golan
Singapore Digital Fashion Week
Digital Fashion Week is an online and offline fashion platform supported by the British Council.
© Alejandro Beals
International Architecture Showcase
Brings together international and UK architects during the London Festival of Architecture
© A.Dubber, British Antarctic Survey
A touring exhibition that explores the science and designs of Antarctic architecture
© Ani i Dimi
Skopje Fashion Weekend
A bi-annual fashion event supported with educational programming by the British Council.
A specially commissioned display for books in celebration of Granta's selection of best young British novelists
Dressing the Screen
International touring exhibition on the playful and subversive outcomes from fashion on film
A series of product and design workshops staged by UK arts professionals for aspiring designers in Morocco
Courtesy of Kyoorius Magazine
India Design Writing and Curation
A creative residency programme in India that explores design writing and curation to make a wider social impact
Touring Silk Road cities, this exhibition showcased iconography and traditional craft skills in contemporary fashion design