Supported by Bonaveri
Next in Line is a new platform introduced for the International Fashion Showcase 2015. Ten designers have been nominated by fashion institutions to represent emerging talent from their countries.
This exhibition offers a snapshot of designers from all four corners of the world at the very beginning of their careers. Curated by Lee Lapthorne, Founder and Director of On|Off, each designer is showcased in an individual installation designed by Storey Studio.
This brand new platform will ensure that the International Fashion Showcase continues to support designers at the earliest stages of their journey. We are delighted to collaborate with Lee Lapthorne and On|Off for the first time this year. Alongside the Next in Line installations, they will be screening a film of internationally scouted talent, some of whom are previous IFS participants.
“I am thrilled to be working alongside the British Fashion Council and British Council to promote and support these talented international designers. Within the fashion industry we talk about ‘newness’ and these designers that we have selected offer just that. With the return of On|Off we will once again be offering a platform for the designers of the future to showcase with no commercial constraints. This On|Off collective is proof that real innovation and artistic risk is surviving through emerging designers.”
Lee Lapthorne Founder and Director of On|Off and Doll
We would also like to thank Bonaveri who are supporters of Next in Line. Each designer’s work is shown on a Bonaveri Aloof mannequin, inspired by the fashion imagery of Avedon and Beaton and made in their factory in Italy. The Next in Line designers for the International Fashion Showcase 2015 include:
Argentina - Lena Martorello
Canada - Sid Neigum
Chile – Zurita Design Company
Lithuania - Liucija Kvašyte
Morocco - Siham El Amri
Netherlands - Anouk van Klaveren
Pakistan - Hamza Bokhari
Thailand - Rotsaniyom WHITE LABEL
Trinidad and Tobago - Adrian Foster