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Local/Global: IFS 2017

Ukraine, Dzhus © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Ukraine, Dzhus
Next in Line © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Next in Line
Mercedes Benz Installation © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Mercedes Benz Installation
Exhibition Design by Toogood © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Exhibition Design by Toogood
Korea, Sena Yun © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Korea, Sena Yun
Korea, Youser © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Korea, Youser
Guatemala © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Guatemala
India © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

India
Czech Republic © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Czech Republic
India © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

India
Egypt © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Egypt
Chile © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Chile
Poland © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Poland
Romania © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Romania
Romania, Sabina Pop & Emese Bako © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Romania, Sabina Pop & Emese Bako
Russia © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Russia
Russia, Artem Shumov © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Russia, Artem Shumov
Slovakia © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Slovakia
Taiwan © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Taiwan
Ukraine © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Ukraine
Austria,  Hvala Ilija © Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Austria, Hvala Ilija

The British Council, British Fashion Council and Mercedes-Benz will collectively present work by emerging fashion designers from 26 countries for the International Fashion Showcase 2017 when it returns to Somerset House for a second year in February. The exhibition will be the sixth edition of the annual showcase and forms a key part of London Fashion Week’s public-facing programme, which celebrates the universal relevance of fashion in contemporary culture. This is the first time the IFS will be supported and presented by Mercedes-Benz, who for the past 21 years has established itself globally as a key player and partner at key international fashion shows and events.

Between 17 - 21 February 2017 a series of installations in the West Wing at Somerset House will explore the theme of Local/Global. Fashion is shaped by its surroundings - the rhythms of nature, climate, cultural memory, social change and historical shifts are reflected in its form, techniques and materials. The peculiarities of place give rise to different ways of designing, making and wearing fashion; each its own unique aesthetic but dialects of a global language.  Almost every garment has multiple origins, is a product of multiple places and moves through multiple hands. By considering fashion within their own country’s landscape, the countries taking part in IFS will highlight the similarities and differences of our complex and connected world.

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. 

Please download your guide or pick one up at the IFS 2017 exhibition. 

Follow the journey @British_Design on Twitter and Instagram #IFS2017

23 May 2017

Chile: Moda Desobediente

Chile: Moda Desobediente  © Moda Desobediente

© Moda Desobediente

20 February 2017

IFS 2017 Award Winners Announced

IFS 2017 Award Winners Announced PHOTOGRAPH BEN BROOMFIELD for BFC

PHOTOGRAPH BEN BROOMFIELD for BFC

15 February 2017

Artists' International Development Fund: Round 15 now open

Artists' International Development Fund: Round 15 now open Kampala Arts Centre / © Periscope

Kampala Arts Centre / © Periscope

15 December 2016

ADF 2016 Highlights

ADF 2016 Highlights © CRISTIANO CORTE

© CRISTIANO CORTE

26 October 2016

Creating African Fashion Histories Conference

Creating African Fashion Histories Conference © Kente cloth from Ghana

© Kente cloth from Ghana

25 October 2016

Fashion DNA: Ukraine with Yana Chervinska

Fashion DNA: Ukraine with Yana Chervinska Yulia Zhdan

Yulia Zhdan

5 October 2016

OPPORTUNITY: Fashion Space Gallery Design Residency 2016

OPPORTUNITY:  Fashion Space Gallery Design Residency 2016 Film still by Katy Davies

Film still by Katy Davies

12 September 2016

Fashion DNA: Pakistan 2016-17

Fashion DNA: Pakistan 2016-17 Sonya Battla

Sonya Battla

25 July 2016

Graduate Fashion Week International Residency Award Winners Announced

Graduate Fashion Week International Residency Award Winners Announced Rosella May

Rosella May

20 June 2016

City Nomads Exhibition

City Nomads Exhibition Katya Suvorova

Katya Suvorova

6 June 2016

Fashion DNA: Pakistan Call for Participation

Fashion DNA: Pakistan Call for Participation The House of Kamiar Rokni at Fashion Scout AW 2016. Photograph by Simon Armstrong

The House of Kamiar Rokni at Fashion Scout AW 2016. Photograph by Simon Armstrong

6 June 2016

Faith & Fashion at Beirut Design Week

Faith & Fashion at Beirut Design Week LAU Graduate work for Fashion, Design, Identity Symposium

LAU Graduate work for Fashion, Design, Identity Symposium

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

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

18 February 2016

The British Council at London Fashion Week A/W 2016

The British Council at London Fashion Week A/W 2016 © 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

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

21 January 2016

WeTalk Fashion with Bonaveri

WeTalk Fashion with Bonaveri © Bonaveri

© Bonaveri

17 January 2016

HEIRS

HEIRS Photographer: Andreas Waldschuetz

Photographer: Andreas Waldschuetz

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