Written by Ian Thompson | 23 February 2016
The 5th International Fashion Showcase took place last week at Somerset House in London where emerging fashion designers from 15 countries participated in a critically acclaimed event celebrating ‘Fashion Utopias’.
Bonaveri was once again official supplier to IFS16, where participating designers were able to make use of mannequins from Bonaveri’s Schläppi Collection for their presentations.
International Fashion Showcase includes a specially designated section of the exhibition called ‘Next In Line’ which is sponsored by Bonaveri. This area features more established international young designers whose work is selected for it’s creative and exceptional international significance. Bonaveri has contributed a selection of Aloof and Noble mannequins from the Schläppi Collection for this area.
This years theme for IFS was ‘Fashion Utopias’ with the general installation designed by Hatty Ellis Coward with the ‘Next in Line’ section curated by Shonagh Marshall. Each designer presented their work by creating unique installations interpreting the theme and using Bonaveri mannequins. Plenty of dramatic, colourful and imaginative displays were on show with each country occupying space in the elegant West Wing rooms of Somerset House.
This year, Bonaveri sponsored the ‘Curator Award’ and together with Blue Studio, the official UK representative, joined members of the British Council, British Fashion Council and a panel of experts on innovation and sustainability to assess each of the work presented by each of the participating countries and designers. This year Lebanon won for their stand titled ‘Blueprint Beirut’.
Once again, the International Fashion Showcase has shown it’s tremendous potential for supporting young talent by attracting interest from many quarters of the international fashion industry.
Images: Melvyn Vincent Photography.