Open Lecture “INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOWCASE 2019: Morta Nakaitė representing Lithuania; BRAVE NEW WORLDS: the changing face for fashion”

2018 December 11th, 10am, VDA, prof. Felikso Daukanto auditorija | 112 aud., Maironio g. 3, Vilnius

How a new generation of young fashion designers are challenging traditional systems of production and consumption and striving for a more sustainable and ethical future for fashion?

Sarah Mann, Director Architecture Design Fashion from British Council will share some case studies of “International Fashion Showcase” exhibitions and improved 2019 edition, where fashion designer Morta Nakaite was selected among 16 best emerging designers from all over the world to present her work and Lithuania. Sarah will also present upcoming exhibition "BRAVE NEW WORLDS" at Somerset House and highlight the importance of sustainable thinking.

S. Mann is the commissioner for the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale and is responsible for the strategy and creative direction of the Architecture Design and Fashion Team at the British Council which creates links between designers and cultural institutions around the world, through a diverse range of projects across the three disciplines. She had worked on a ground-breaking series of exhibitions and public programmes including SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution, Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Fair, Maison Margiela 20 and Tim Walker: Storyteller. Sarah has an MA in Curating Contemporary Design from Kingston University and the Design Museum.


Sarah Mann

Morta Nakaite, whom is currently studying Master in Textile Art and Design at Vilnius Academy of Arts, will reflect her experience during IFS 2018-2019, she attended artistic and business residencies in London College of Fashion and Somerset House, and is involved in online business development programme at LCF. 

Using personal experiences and stories which are strongly connected to Vilnius, Morta’s home city and her personal developments, she is searching for a personal and unique relationship between art and design. Embarking from common local problems she constructs distinctive scene that is full of hope.

The International Fashion Showcase (IFS) nurtures and presents work from the most exciting fashion talent from around the world. Working in partnership, British Council, British Fashion Council, London College of Fashion and Somerset House provide a tailored programme for 16 emerging international designers, including a business development programme lead by London College of Fashion and a creative residency within Somerset House Studios in London. IFS will culminate with a free public exhibition during London Fashion Week in February 2019 at Somerset House, showcasing the work developed by the designers in a compelling series of installations exploring urgent issues and new ideas that are shaping fashion globally.

Morta Nakaite

Partners: Lithuanian Culture Institute, Lithuanian Embassy in the UK, British Council and organized in contribution with Vilnius Academy of Arts, Textile Art and Design department.