Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Breaking News: London Fashion Week Goes Global

Today, the British Council and the British Fashion Council announced the inaugural International Fashion Showcase to take place during London Fashion Week, February 2012.

A total of 19 embassies and cultural institutes across London will open their doors to display the work of over 80 international emerging designers. The public, along with international press and buyers, are invited to explore the collections of some of the most innovative, emerging fashion designers from around the world.

This showcase is phase one of the collaboration project which is named the Fashion 2012 Cultural Programme. It has been developed to celebrate the year of the Olympics and Paralympics and honour its values of international respect, excellence, equality and friendship. Countries participating in this showcase include Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Caribbean, China, Croatia, Estonia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Sierra Leone, United States and Uzbekistan.

Below is a booklet with pictures from each country along with the showcase schedule:

International Fashion Showcase