February 17th – 22nd 2012
10.00 – 19.00 (closing at 18.00 on 21st & 22nd)
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Now situated over 2 floors instead of 4, the AW12 Exhibition sees a newly curated style with a focus on creating a more tailored and visually merchandised feel to the showcase.
New exhibitors this season include footwear designers, Alain Quilici; New York based Alejandro Ingelmo;Julian Hakes London and Kat Maconie. Other newcomers include NEWGEN designers Huishan Zhangand Lucas Nascimento. The Terrace Space at Somerset House will host a selection of accessories; new designers showing in this space include accessory designer Emma J Shipley and milliner Bernstock Speirs.
The Exhibition will have merchandised feature areas for each of the returning BFC showcasing initiatives;NEWGEN, sponsored by Topshop will feature some of London’s most innovative designers; Estethica, sponsored by Monsoon, gives a platform for eco-sustainable design; Headonism, showcases new British milliners supported by Ascot Racecourse; the BFC/Elle Talent Launch Pad and The Navy Board Room Collective, comprising of NEWGEN alumni, will be located on the first floor.