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IFS 2016

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

20 July 2018

Fashioning Tradition: The Tai Lue Project

Fashioning Tradition: The Tai Lue Project The women at Ban Don Chai wearing garments made from their own woven fabric. Image courtesy Alison Welch

The women at Ban Don Chai wearing garments made from their own woven fabric. Image courtesy Alison Welch

19 July 2018

WORTH Partnership Project Open Call 2

WORTH Partnership Project Open Call 2

17 July 2018

State of Fashion 2018: Searching for a New Luxury

State of Fashion 2018: Searching for a New Luxury Work by VIN + OMI at State of Fashion.  © British Council

Work by VIN + OMI at State of Fashion. © British Council

21 June 2018

Fanzine Toronto at Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto

Fanzine Toronto at Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto Foxall Studio

Foxall Studio

8 May 2018

Canada: Exquisite Corpses #3

Canada: Exquisite Corpses #3 © SARAH CASEY

© SARAH CASEY

1 May 2018

Canada: Exquisite Corpses #1

Canada: Exquisite Corpses #1 © Sarah Casey

© Sarah Casey

1 May 2018

Canada: Exquisite Corpses #2

Canada: Exquisite Corpses #2 © SARAH CASEY

© SARAH CASEY

20 February 2018

Fashion Machine at Karmakol Festival

Fashion Machine at Karmakol Festival Maimana Mohammed Abbas

Maimana Mohammed Abbas

11 January 2018

Travelogue: Crafting Futures Thailand

Travelogue: Crafting Futures Thailand Jasper Chadprajong-Smith

Jasper Chadprajong-Smith

20 November 2017

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Lynn Wilson

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Lynn Wilson LYNN WILSON

LYNN WILSON

6 November 2017

Artists' International Development Fund: Meet Nelly Rose

Artists' International Development Fund: Meet Nelly Rose Nelly Rose Stewart

Nelly Rose Stewart

25 October 2017

Derek Lawlor at Jakarta Fashion Week

Derek Lawlor at Jakarta Fashion Week  Derek Lawlor

Derek Lawlor

25 October 2017

Project Seoul Apparel

Project Seoul Apparel British Council

British Council

3 October 2017

Jon Jacobsen launches Die Verwandlung on SHOWstudio

Jon Jacobsen launches Die Verwandlung on SHOWstudio Jon Jacobsen

Jon Jacobsen

10 September 2017

A Study in Devotion at Market Peckham

A Study in Devotion at Market Peckham Adama Jalloh

Adama Jalloh

17 July 2017

Fashion Revolution: Argentina and Uruguay

Fashion Revolution: Argentina and Uruguay Carry Somers / © Red Magazine

Carry Somers / © Red Magazine

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