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Since 2012, more than 600 of the most exciting international designers from 70 countries have exhibited in the International Fashion Showcase. It reflects London’s reputation for promoting and supporting new talent in the creative industries by providing opportunities for designers from overseas to engage with the UK fashion community and build international connections.

Being part of IFS can be the springboard to international recognition. Eight designers who have previously shown at IFS have been nominated for the LVMH prize, 32 nominated for the Woolmark prize and four have won Hyères awards. Indian IFS alumni Bodice won the Woolmark Prize in 2018 and Korean IFS alumni Rokh won the Special Prize at LVMH Prize 2018. IFS Designer Award Winner 2017 the-sirius was supported by Mercedes-Benz to showcase in a catwalk show at Milan Fashion Week in 2018. 15 have shown on schedule at London Fashion Week such as Per Götesson, Rejina Pyo and Xiao Li, five were awarded NEWGEN sponsorship and five have participated in LONDON show ROOMS in Paris.

IFS Alumni Event: Slovak Fashion Council at Fashion Scout AW19

Designer: Lukas Krnac  Photographer: Maria Karlakova

Photographer: Maria Karlakova

Designer: Lukas Krnac
Designer: Vivien Babicova Photographer: Vivien Babicova

Photographer: Vivien Babicova

Designer: Vivien Babicova
Designer: Pavol Dendis Photographer: Maros Belavy

Photographer: Maros Belavy

Designer: Pavol Dendis
Designer: Petra Kubikova Photographer: Jana Budaiova

Photographer: Jana Budaiova

Designer: Petra Kubikova
Designer: Silvia Zrebna Photographer: Jena Simkova

Photographer: Jena Simkova

Designer: Silvia Zrebna

31 January 2019
by Niamh Tuft

As part of the International Fashion Showcase Alumni Programme the Slovak Fashion Council will present five fashion designers at Fashion Scout AW19. To date IFS has showcased more than 600 designers from 70 countries. The International Fashion Showcase Alumni programme offers these designers the opportunity to connect further with each other and the UK fashion sector.

The Slovak Fashion Council is a professional non-profit organisation that supports and develops Slovak fashion. Its founder Dana Kleinert was recognised as a British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur in 2012.

Since 2013, the Slovak Fashion Council have presented the best of Slovak fashion at International Fashion Showcase and have introduced over 20 new designers to both industry professionals and public in interactive exhibitions focusing on new technologies and multi disciplinary approach.

This season, Slovak Fashion Council continues to collaborate with British Council to present five fashion designers at Fashion Scout. The designers are IFS alumni Petra Kubíková and Silvia Zrebná with new talents Lukáš Krnáč, Pavol Dendis and Vivien Babicová.


Event information

Mind the map: Slovak Fashion Show & Showroom
Part of the International Fashion Showcase Alumni programme 

Friday, February 15, 10.30 - 13.00

Fashion Scout, Freemasons’ Hall
60 Great Queen Street 
London WC2B 5AZ 

Visit the Fashion Scout website for more information on the event.