Vanessa Schindler, winner of the HEAD Master Mercedes-Benz Prize with her project Urethane Pool, will participate in The International Fashion Showcase in London during London Fashion Week. By considering fashion within their own country’s landscape, bringing new eyes to indigenous craft and traditions and rediscovering the local, the countries and designers participating in the IFS 2017 will highlight the similarities and differences of our complex and connected world.
Between 17 – 21 February 2017 a series of installations in the West Wing at Somerset House will explore the theme of Local/Global. Fashion is shaped by its surroundings – the rhythms of nature, climate, cultural memory, social change and historical shifts are reflected in its form, techniques and materials. The peculiarities of place give rise to different ways of designing, making and wearing fashion; each its own unique aesthetic but dialects of a global language. Almost every garment has multiple origins, is a product of multiple places and moves through multiple hands. By considering fashion within their own country’s landscape, the countries taking part in IFS will highlight the similarities and differences of our complex and connected world.