New East rising stars are among the emerging fashion designers from 26 countries taking part in London’s International Fashion Showcase 2017, opening this Friday.
Taking place from 17 — 21 February at Somerset House as part of London Fashion Week’s public-facing programme, this year’s International Fashion Showcase will feature designers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Romania.
Presented by the British Council, British Fashion Council and Mercedes-Benz, the series of installations in Somerset House’s West Wing will explore the theme of “Local/Global”. Each country’s installation will explore a particular facet of this broad title, with themes for individual installations including “Waste Not” (Poland), “Standpoint” (Romania) and “Memory” (Slovakia).
In addition, sponsor Mercedes-Benz will further showcase five selected designers from its International Designer Exchange Programme, including young Ukrainian designer Anna K.
Find out which designers are taking part and information about attending the showcase here.