The Architecture Design Fashion team produces, commissions and coordinates a diverse range of projects linking designers and cultural institutions around the world. These include showcases of international architecture and fashion in the UK, major touring exhibitions, events and workshops as well as design and curatorial residencies. We also partner with cultural institutes, festivals and embassies to deliver a diverse and evolving set of programmes.
UK & International Projects
© Agnese Sanvito
International Fashion Showcase
The International Fashion Showcase nurtures the most exciting fashion talent from around the world and presents their work during London Fashion Week.
© Jamil Olmedo
Crafting Futures is building a positive future by unlocking craft’s unique potential to inspire people around the globe.
British Council Unlimited Doha Prize, Visit to Msheireb prayer ground
Prototype City is an architecture exchange programme centering on international collaboration to test new ideas in cities around the world.
Held during London Design Festival, this international networking event brokers new collaborations between designers and curators
A partnership between the British Council and Fashion Revolution which aims to create positive change in the global fashion industry
RA Architecture Awards
We are the International Partner for the Royal Academy Architecture Awards
© Fanzine project, Fashion DNA Nigeria 2014
Fashion DNA is a series of British Council programmes supporting emerging fashion industries.
© Morag Myerscough
Gulf Culture & Sport: Maker Programme
Gulf-wide programme focusing on design education and thinking, and materials innovation
STATES OF PLAY © TOM ARRAN
Hull UK City of Culture 2017
Architecture, Design and Fashion at Hull UK City of Culture 2017
© 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
A major international touring exhibition, focusing on the unique projects of the London-based practice
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
© 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 Forward
Indonesia Fashion Forward is a programme creating exchange between the UK and Indonesian fashion industries
© 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
© Tim Makower
Unlimited Doha Design Prize
A design residency and competition challenging designers to explore the experience of movement within a city
© 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
© Amos Field Reid
Everything Forever Now
Exhibition of pioneering ideas driving environmentally conscientious design, from engineering to crockery