Brave New Worlds: The changing landscape of fashion

IFS 2019, Duran Lantink, photographer Bon Duke

International Fashion Showcase: 11-24 February 2019, Somerset House

The International Fashion Showcase (IFS) nurtures and presents work from the best up-and-coming fashion talent from around the world. The biennial fashion presentation is a partnership between the British Council, British Fashion Council, London College of Fashion, UAL and Somerset House.

For London Fashion Week February 2019, the showcase has a new format. For the first time, 16 selected designers from across the globe will showcase a series of compelling installations to represent their respective country.


– Sri Lanka

Amesh Wijesekera is a graduate of Academy of Design in Sri Lanka. →


Cedric Mizero is an artist and fashion designer based in Kigali, Rwanda. →

Clara Aguayo – Uruguay

Clara Aguayo is a womenswear designer based in Montevideo. →

Duran Lant Netherlands

Duran Lantink is a designer and stylist based in Amsterdam. →

Laura Laurens – Colombia

Laura Laurens is based in Bogota. →


Morta Nakaite is a womenswear designer based in Vilnius. →

Naushad Ali – India

Based in Pondicherry, Naushad Ali is a designer with minimalist inclinations whose starting point is always in textiles and craft processes. →

Roni Helou – Lebanon

Roni Helou is a womenswear designer who graduated in 2016 from Creative Space Beirut, an NGO providing free education in fashion design. →

Situationist – Georgia

Self-trained designer Irakli Rusadze founded Situationist in 2016. The brand is now stocked in Browns and shows on-schedule at Paris Fashion Week. →

Thebe Magugu – South Africa

Thebe Magugu is a womenswear designer based in Johannesburg. His work constantly seeks new ways of presenting women and their role within South African society. →

Curtis Oland – Canada

Curtis Oland is part of a movement of indigenous designers from Canada. He was raised in Western Canada and his memories of its mountainous landscape are a continual source of inspiration. →

David Lee – Brazil

David Lee is a menswear designer based in Fortaleza, Ceará in the north east of Brazil. In 2017 he won the GQ + Reserva New Talent award. →

Ice Surface Temperature – Italy

Italian label Ice Surface Temperature was founded by brother and sister Kristian and Laura Guerra. →

– Vietnam

Tom Trandt, founder of Môi Điên, is a graduate of Parsons. Since it’s inception the brand has taken inspiration from Vietnamese history and contemporary culture. →

ahman – Bangladesh

Rahemur Rahman is a British Bangladeshi menswear designer and a graduate of Central Saint Martins. →

Ami Doshi Shah – Kenya

Ami is a jeweller based in Nairobi. She brings her technical training and curiosity about local materials together to create sculptural pieces. →


View and download the exhibition guide here.

To find out more and how to visit, click here to visit the Somerset House website.

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Sean Mitchell

Author at Pynck

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