Studio to Showcase Mapping Platform. Copyright White Line Projects & Gareth Foote.
This year’s International Fashion Showcase will take place from 13-23 February 2014.
Coinciding with London Fashion Week, nearly 30 foreign embassies and cultural institutes based in London will showcase the work of more than 120 designers - making it the largest exhibition to date. This season sees 180 The Strand become the central venue, housing sixteen countries from four continents. From here, visitors can begin an international fashion journey through the city’s embassy buildings, cultural institutes and galleries to discover the work of new design talent.
The Showcase is a festival of emerging designer talent which continues to champion fashion as a cultural expression. It offers a collective welcome to creative talents from across the globe and – unique to London Fashion Week – it also throws its doors open to the public, allowing them a first glimpse of some of the most exciting international designers.
This year exhibitions trace themes and commonalities across a generation of designers who, using their cultural roots, traditional craftsmanship and visual culture speak individually in an international language of emerging fashion.
Sixteen countries will exhibit at our central venue 180 Strand, located a short distance from the home of London Fashion Week, Somerset House.
13-23 FEBRUARY, 10.00-18.00
180 Strand, London, WC2R 1EA
Many more exhibitions are open across London at embassy buildings, cultural institutes and galleries. Please see individual country pages or the Guide for more details.
For full exhibition listings and schedule of events, you can download our International Fashion Showcase 2014 Guide. Alternatively you can pick up a hard copy at any of the exhibition venues across London or at Somerset House, home of London Fashion Week.
The Twitter Tour
Join our exclusive tour of the exhibition live from London, via Twitter with Niamh Tuft, Programme Manager of the International Fashion Showcase exhibition.
For a chance to win VIP tickets to Vodafone London Fashion Weekend with £250 to spend visitors can enter a competition by posting a photograph that they feel captures the International Fashion Showcase with the hashtag #IFSpassport.
The Events Programme
As part of this year's IFS we are pleased to present a series of public events exploring some of the underlying themes of the Showcase.
These include: Post Socialism and Fashion, Fashion Film, the emerging practice of Fashion Curation, British Fashion Education, and Fashion Illustration.
All events will take place in the events space at our group venue 180 the Strand. They're free but ticketed, so please register in advance here.
The Online Map
Follow the journey of international designers to the International Fashion Showcase via their Instagram and Twitter posts, via the Studio to Showcase map. Specially developed by White Line Projects and Gareth Foote for IFS, it traces the experience of both designers and visitors, who can also add their posts and photographs by using the hashtag #IFS2014.
Click on the country thumbnails below for exhibition dates, locations and further images or scroll down for details of the Twitter tour and events programme.