Emerging Nigerian Designers to showcase during London Fashion Week at IFS 2016

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Utopia 2016 at Somerset House

Exciting times for Nigerian fashion, as emerging designers join 24 other countries in the annual project under British Council and British Fashion Council; tagged International Fashion Showcase 2016.

The International Fashion Showcase is a platform dedicated to emerging designers as part of the London Fashion Week Program. Held every year since 2012, IFS invites and opens to a range of journalists, bloggers, retailers and the public. A collaborative effort with cultural institutes and embassies in London, a bid to celebrate and showcase countries and their designers through an exhibition that reflects the contemporary culture in each country.

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Spring/Summer 16, Sisiano

This year from February 9th, 25 countries like Egypt, Philippines, Korea, Indonesia, Lebanon, Romania and Nigeria among others are bringing their fashion knowledge and aesthetic to an international audience.

The exhibition is a part of Somerset House’s Utopia 2016: A year of Imagination and Possibilities.

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Somerset House

Somerset House is a major arts and cultural center in the heart of London.

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Onalaja

The exhibition from Nigeria will feature design label heads: Ejiro of Ejiro Amos Tafari, Sisiano, Maxivive, Onalaja, P.o.c, Meena and Gozel Green.

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Gozel Green

The theme for Nigeria is “Across the Bleed” and will “capture a moment in the midst of a cosmic bang, where energy transforms into a state of calmness, the moment when everything becomes still. Here, visitors bear witness to the evolution of fashion: a Utopian fashion that transcends the imagination, dynamically merges heritage and innovation, and takes its place in the veritable paradise of Africa and beyond.”

At the end of the show, “Best Exhibition” is awarded by a panel of fashion experts chaired by Sarah Mower, Ambassador of Emerging Talent.