'The Indian Pastoralists', IFS 2017 © Agnese Sanvito
The International Fashion Showcase (IFS) was established in 2012 as a platform for emerging fashion designers to exhibit their work during London Fashion Week. Bringing cutting edge fashion design to London from around the globe, IFS invites us explore different cultures and consider current world issues through fashion. To date IFS has showcased more than 600 designers from 70 countries.
Working in partnership, the British Council, British Fashion Council, London College of Fashion, UAL and Somerset House provide a tailored programme for 15 emerging international designers from 15 different countries, including a business development programme across 8 months and a creative residency within Somerset House Studios in London. IFS will culminate with a free public exhibition during London Fashion Week in February 2019 at Somerset House, showcasing the work developed by the designers in a series of spatial installations exploring urgent issues and new ideas that are shaping fashion globally.
In recognition of the participants' creativity and ingenuity, the IFS award is presented to one winning designer, judged by a panel of cultural and commercial fashion experts and chaired by Sarah Mower MBE BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent.