Posted: March 28th, 2012
British Council in collaboration with British Fashion Council launched the International Fashion Showcase 2012 as part of its vision for Fashion 2012. The International Fashion Showcase invited Nineteen global embassies and national cultural institutes to host exhibitions, displaying the work of over 80 international designers who represent the future of fashion, from their countries across London for the duration of London Fashion Week 2012.
On Sunday 19 February, Sarah Mower MBE, British Fashion Council Ambassador for Emerging Talent and Contributing Editor to US Vogue, chaired the advisory panel that awarded Korean designers as the country that presented the best emerging fashion talent showcase. The exhibition at British Council Gallery featuring Nigeria, Botswana and Sierra Leone was one of eight finalists presented at the award ceremony at Somerset House.
Style House Files presented an exhibition titled “Tales by Moonlight” A Nigerian Fashion Folklore alongside designers from Botswana and Sierra Leone and curated by Carol Tulloch. The exhibition was designed to evoke the dynamic combination of Nigerian cultural heritage and contemporary vision. As creative ambassadors, the participating designers epitomise the hopes for fashion in Nigeria. The labels – Anita Quansah, Bridget Awosika, Jewel by Lisa, Lanre Da Silva Ajay, Maki-Oh and Sunny Rose have a dedicated following. In 2011, the labels Pegwell Hill and Vintage Collette (by Binta Shuaibu) were established and continue this visual dialogue.
Photo Credit: Mihono Sato