International Fashion Showcase 2016 at Somerset House, London

The 5th International Fashion Showcase took place last week at Somerset House in London where emerging fashion designers from from 25 countries participated in critically acclaimed event celebrating 'Fashion Utopias'.

British Fashion Council | Fashion Presentation | London | Somerset House

Somerset House in London is the venue for this year's International Fashion Showcase

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.

Blueprint Beirut ifs16 curator award 2016
‘Blueprint Beirut’ by Lebanon

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. Bonaveri’s involvement, support of young talent and supply of mannequins for the event reinforces our commitment to emerging designers. London has become the centre stage for fashion education through programs like this and leading British fashion institutions promoting exceptional global talent. We are proud to be a part of this year’s IFS and congratulate all the participants on an outstanding show.

Images: Melvyn Vincent Photography.

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