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.
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.
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.
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.