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Fashion Utopias: IFS 2016

Fashion Utopias: IFS 2016 Artwork: James Dawe Designers: Dian Pelangi with Nelly Stewart and Odette Steele Photographer: Dion Muharrom

Artwork: James Dawe Designers: Dian Pelangi with Nelly Stewart and Odette Steele Photographer: Dion Muharrom

Fashion Utopias: the International Fashion Showcase 2016 is a series of specially commissioned and curated fashion installations featuring work by emerging designers from 24 countries. Created by the British Council and British Fashion Council , it is a key part of the London Fashion Week public programme which forms a city-wide celebration of fashion that is open to all.

Between 19 – 23 February 2016 the West Wing at Somerset House will be transformed into an imaginary terrain where an emerging generation of international designers and curators invite visitors to share their versions of the Utopia. The exhibition is part of Somerset House’s Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility.

Admission

Admission is free but pre-registration advised. Pre-register through Billetto here.

The Guide

The guide gives details of all the countries participating in the showcase with contributions from Sarah Mower MBE, Jihane Dyer, Joseph Pochodzaj and James Dawe. Please download your guide or pick one up at the IFS 2016 exhibition. 

Follow the journey @British_Design on Twitter and Instagram #IFS2016 #FashionUtopias 

26 February 2016

IFS 2016 Fashion Utopias: Award Winners

IFS 2016 Fashion Utopias:  Award Winners IFS trophies designed by Yunus and Eliza, participants in the BFC Rock Vault initiative © Piers Allardyce

IFS trophies designed by Yunus and Eliza, participants in the BFC Rock Vault initiative © Piers Allardyce

4 February 2016

International Fashion Showcase 2016: Fashion Utopias

International Fashion Showcase 2016: Fashion Utopias  © ARTWORK: JAMES DAWE DESIGNERS: DIAN PELANGI WITH NELLY STEWART AND ODETTE STEELE PHOTOGRAPHER: DION MUHARROM

© ARTWORK: JAMES DAWE DESIGNERS: DIAN PELANGI WITH NELLY STEWART AND ODETTE STEELE PHOTOGRAPHER: DION MUHARROM

11 May 2016

Artists' International Development Fund: Round 13 now open

Artists' International Development Fund: Round 13 now open Baltic Street Adventure Playground, Assemble

Baltic Street Adventure Playground, Assemble

26 April 2016

A, D and F with New Director Sarah Mann

A, D and F with New Director Sarah Mann © KEVIN MEREDITH

© KEVIN MEREDITH

21 April 2016

Indonesia Fashion Forward Pop-Up Shop at Fenwicks

Indonesia Fashion Forward Pop-Up Shop at Fenwicks Indonesia Fashion Forward pop-up shop at Fenwick

Indonesia Fashion Forward pop-up shop at Fenwick

14 April 2016

Fashion Education Forum Almaty

Fashion Education Forum Almaty Theo Frost

Theo Frost

18 February 2016

The British Council at London Fashion Week

The British Council at London Fashion Week © HOUSE OF KAMIAR ROKNI

© HOUSE OF KAMIAR ROKNI

17 February 2016

Andrea Zapp: Captured Around the World

Andrea Zapp: Captured Around the World  © Andrea Zapp

© Andrea Zapp

21 January 2016

WeTalk Fashion with Bonaveri

WeTalk Fashion with Bonaveri © Bonaveri

© Bonaveri

18 December 2015

WeTalkFashion with Nelly Rose

WeTalkFashion with Nelly Rose

7 December 2015

Wedding Stories at Skopje Fashion Weekend

Wedding Stories at Skopje Fashion Weekend © Skopje Fashion Weekend

© Skopje Fashion Weekend

2 December 2015

Fashion-Tech: Project Coeo

Fashion-Tech: Project Coeo © Volumeatelier

© Volumeatelier

1 December 2015

We Talk FASHION with Carri Munden

We Talk FASHION with Carri Munden © Micheal Mayren

© Micheal Mayren

1 December 2015

We Talk FASHION with Nina Manandhar

We Talk FASHION with Nina Manandhar

13 November 2015

Opportunity: XXI Triennale International Exhibition

Opportunity: XXI Triennale International Exhibition

10 November 2015

SHOWstudio at Santiago International Fashion Film Festival

SHOWstudio at Santiago International Fashion Film Festival Still from Eastern Promises by Marie Schuller

Still from Eastern Promises by Marie Schuller

18 October 2015

Fashion DNA: Image-Makers - back in Lagos!

Fashion DNA: Image-Makers - back in Lagos! © Lakin Ogunbanwo

© Lakin Ogunbanwo

18 October 2015

Fashion DNA Pakistan

Fashion DNA Pakistan  © Wardha Saleem

© Wardha Saleem

16 October 2015

Singapore Digital Fashion Week 2015

Singapore Digital Fashion Week 2015  © Teatum Jones

© Teatum Jones

14 October 2015

Lucy Siegle + Sustainable Fashion in Indonesia

Lucy Siegle + Sustainable Fashion in Indonesia

14 October 2015

Ed Marler at Jakarta Fashion Week

Ed Marler at Jakarta Fashion Week  © Ed Marler

© Ed Marler

4 October 2015

Design Connections 10x10 2015

Design Connections 10x10 2015 Design Connections / 10x10 graphics by Julia

Design Connections / 10x10 graphics by Julia

4 October 2015

Fanzine Kyiv

Fanzine Kyiv Foxall Studio

Foxall Studio

4 October 2015

Fanzine Lagos 2014

Fanzine Lagos 2014 © Samson Saboye

© Samson Saboye

22 September 2015

International Fashion Showcase designers at London Fashion Week

International Fashion Showcase designers at London Fashion Week Rejina Pyo SS2016

Rejina Pyo SS2016

16 September 2015

Asia Fashion Future

Asia Fashion Future © British Council

© British Council

11 August 2015

New ADF Job Opportunity!

New ADF Job Opportunity! Agnese Sanvito

Agnese Sanvito

13 July 2015

Winners announced: British Council International Residency Award for Graduate Fashion Week

Winners announced: British Council International Residency Award for Graduate Fashion Week

26 June 2015

Artists' International Development Fund: new application round now open

Artists' International Development Fund: new application round now open Kotaro Tanaka Sudare Atelier, Taito-ku, Japan | Photo: Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad

Kotaro Tanaka Sudare Atelier, Taito-ku, Japan | Photo: Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad

30 April 2015

Fashion Curation + Cultural Heritage in Macedonia

Fashion Curation + Cultural Heritage in Macedonia

24 April 2015

London College of Fashion Maker Library at London Craft Week: Saturday 9 May 2015

London College of Fashion Maker Library at London Craft Week: Saturday 9 May 2015 LCF technician Gee Wee’s workshop. Photographer Simonas Berukstis

LCF technician Gee Wee’s workshop. Photographer Simonas Berukstis

24 March 2015

Artists' International Development Fund: applications now open

Artists' International Development Fund: applications now open Studio X, Rio de Janeiro

Studio X, Rio de Janeiro