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24 Countries, 80 Designers & Lebanon Wins at the International Fashion Showcase in London

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Here's some amazing local fashion news that we woke up this morning. It's so nice to be proud of Lebanon for a change!

Starch Foundation Showcased at IFS 2016

Starch Foundation, in partnership with The Arab British Centre, showcased ‘Blueprint Beirut’ as part of the International Fashion Showcase in London. The exhibition featured 9 Starch Foundation designers and architects who were headed by Starch Foundation's co-founder, Tala Hajjar.

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From left to right: Sevag Dilsizian, Bashar Assaf, Rayya Morcos, Mira Hayek, Ghita Abi-Hanna, Nour Najem, Timi Hayek, Joe Arida and Elie Metni.

In its fifth edition this year, the International Fashion Showcase (IFS) is a series of specially commissioned and curated fashion installations featuring work by emerging designers from 24 countries. Created by the British Council and British Fashion Council, it is a key part of the London Fashion Week public program which forms a city-wide celebration of fashion that is open to all. The exhibition celebrates the universal relevance of fashion in contemporary culture. Read more about it here.

Lebanon Beats Out 24 Countries

This year the exhibition was entitled ‘Fashion Utopias’ and it took over the West Wing at Somerset House. It was essentially a showcase of how emerging designers envisioned their version of a Utopia.

We are so proud to say that among 24 countries and 80 other designers, Lebanon (via the Starch Foundation designers), took home the Curator Award.

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From left to right: Elie Metni, Nour Najem, Sevag Dilsizian, Timi Hayek, Mira Hayek, Tala Hajjar

Congratulations Tala Hajjar and all those Starch designers for this incredibly proud win!

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