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Emerging international designers to exhibit during London Fashion Week

An exhibition of 130 emerging designers from 30 countries outside of the UK will be displayed during London Fashion Week on February 20-24.

The International Fashion Showcase, now in its fourth year, is a joint initiative organised by the British Council and the British Fashion Council, and takes place at Brewer Street Car Park in London. Entry is free.  

The space features designers from four continents and is arranged by country. Those involved include Colombia, Japan, Nigeria and Poland.

Prizes will be handed out to the best country, curator and designer, picked by a panel of industry experts chaired by Sarah Mower, BFC ambassador for emerging talent and European editor-at-large of Vogue.com.

Over the four days there will also be a public programme of talks and events taking place, including a designer mentoring programme by the London College of Fashion. A collaboration with Fashion Scout will offer designers involved in the exhibition the opportunity to take part in a group catwalk show.

Mower said: “The International Fashion Showcase is a unique project and the first to promote the work of emerging young designers from all over the world on such a large scale. It builds on London’s reputation for shining the spotlight on young talent and celebrating diverse fashion cultures.”

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