Estonia wins International Fashion Showcase for the second time
The International Fashion Showcase award was presented by Sarah Mower MBE and went to Estonia with a special mention for Paraguay, Portugal and Qatar's exhibitions.
The award for the best designer went to Hyein Seo from Korea with a special mention for Sopho Gongliashvili (Georgia), Lucian Broscatean (Romania) and Matthias Winkler (Austria).
The award for the best curation presented by Alistair O'Neill went to Yoshikazu Yamagata from Japan with a special mention for curators Yanina Aubrey (Paraguay), Miguel Flor (Portugal), and Gemma Williams (Vietnam).
ctoria Richardson, Director of Architecture, Design, Fashion at the British Council commented: "The International Fashion Showcase is a space for young talent from around the world to have a way in to London Fashion Week; and to share ideas and to tell a wider story about their own culture. We're delighted that 27 countries and 146 designers have participated this year, and we hope to welcome even more participants in 2015."
The Showcase offers the public together with the international press and buyers the chance to explore work by some of the most innovative young fashion designers from around the world.
The International Fashion Showcase is the first official collaboration between the British Council and the BFC.The project is directed by Anna Orsini, Strategic Consultant British Fashion Council and Niamh Tuft, Programme Manager British Council.