On Thursday night, London Fashion Week has officially started with several parties across the city. One of them – International Fashion Showcase IFS 2017 at Somerset House.

Turbo Yulia at IFS2017
Turbo Yulia at IFS2017

Showcasing designers from over 28 countries IFS 2017 was buzzing with bubbly drinks, a DJ spinning some loud beats, designers impatiently waiting to show their latest works and some journalists scouting for new cool names.

The place was almost overcrowded with fashionable folks who enjoyed complimentary drinks and popcorn so much that even after the official end of the party when the music stopped playing, most of the people were still sipping on their prosecco.

Romanian Fashion Showcase at IFS2017
Romanian Fashion Showcase at IFS2017

Among the 26 countries, there is quite a selection from emerging Europe. Showcases from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Austria among the rest.

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Ukrainian Fashion Showcase at IFS2017
Frolov at IFS2017
FROLOV at IFS2017

Surprisingly, IFS features even two delegations from Ukraine. One official Ukraine selection of seven designers and the other – a solo exhibition of Anna K, a designer represented by the Ukrainian designer protégé Daria Shapovalova, supported by Mercedes-Benz.

Daria Shapovalova Mercedes-Benz zone for Anna K at IF2017, photo Daria Shapovalova ©Instagram
Daria Shapovalova Mercedes-Benz zone for Anna K at IF2017, photo Daria Shapovalova ©Instagram

Next week, we will be reviewing International Fashion Showcase, and you will be the first to know our edit of the best designers at IFS 2017

Russian Fashion Showcase at IFS2017
Russian Fashion Showcase at IFS2017

IFS 2017 is open to the public from 17-21 February at Somerset House.