Somerset House To Transform Into Fashion Utopia

  • Words: Seth Pereira

Early next year, Somerset House will become home to an exciting international designer showcase. Organised by the British Council and the British Fashion Council, the exhibition will display the works of emerging fashion designers from 25 countries including the Czech Republic, Indonesia and Nigeria.

Titled ‘Fashion Utopias’, the event coincides with the 500th year anniversary of Thomas Moore’s iconic text ‘Utopia’, which tells us that in order to create this “utopia” there’s a lot we can learn from different places, people and cultures – which the exhibition aims to celebrate.

The West Wing at Somerset House will become “an imaginary terrain, where an emerging generation of international designers and curators will invite visitors to share their vision of the future.” Arranged over 15 galleries, 14 of them will represent a country with the final gallery containing a group exhibition.  This will culminate in an awards ceremony where the winning country and designer will be announced. The awards ceremony will take place during London Fashion week and the panel is to be headed by Sarah Mower MBE BFC, Ambassador for Emerging Talent and Chief Critic at voguerunway.com

The exhibition sounds like a great way for us to discover some of these emerging designers great work and an opportunity for the designers to put their work on the map.