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We are excited to support the annual International Fashion Showcase 2016; an exhibition held at Somerset House during London Fashion Week (19-23 February) which sees the British Council and British Fashion Council join forces to present the best emerging fashion designers from across five continents.

We hand-picked six of these designers along with the British Fashion Council, to give them the chance to try their hand at the Unmade process. The results show an exciting breadth and range which make for a multifaceted selection of sweaters and scarves available here for a limited time only.

Whether it's Dian Pelangi's bold prints (created with Odette Steele and Nelly Rose), Flora's dystopian future or Han Kim's exciting digitisation of some of his own knits, each can be moved, modified or colour changed to create something that is both uniquely you and uniquely the designer.

Each design is showcased as part of an installation revolving around the theme of Utopia, since Somerset House is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the seminal text by Thomas More. The installation designed by Hatty Ellis-Coward is waiting for you to visit in the West Wing of Somerset House, opening on Thursday 18 February.

Unmade’s mission is to put the creativity back into industrial fashion. We believe that, by using digital technology in a more appropriate way, we can unlock the potential of individuals to create great clothes and products which last forever. Unmade's technology enables designers to create a design which is then open to be changed by you. #UnmadeByYou

As always, you can make your sweater more personal by entering your name at checkout to get a personalised label.

Meet the designers

Dian Pelangi
Dian Pelangi

Dian Pelangi, one of the most influential Indonesian designers, worked with textile designers Nelly Rose and Odette Steele, to create their UMd x IFS design. By creating unique drawings and patterns that are then translated into fabric through traditional indonesian weaving techniques, the pair came up with a graphic story of their own.

Flora Miranda

Flora Miranda, an Austrian fashion designer based in Antwerp, focuses mainly on the human body and the difference in perception between actual and virtual reality. The human body isn’t restricted by physicality anymore and travels by breaking up the system of space and time.


Han Kim
Han Kim

Han Kim, a Korean designer trained in Savile Row, got his colourful inspiration from Alice in Wonderland. Showcasing a range of texture and techniques, his designs are not restricted by the idea of what garments should look like and instead mix glitter, embroidery and prints, for a dazzling result.


Julia Mannisto

Julia Männistö, born in Colombia and raised in Finland, studied photography before moving in to fashion. This duality is visible in her menswear designs that combine textures and silhouettes inspired by Elizabethan fashion whilst the brazen messaging is more reminiscent of the rough and competitive world of ice-hockey.


Karolina Jurikova
Karolina Jurikova

Karolina Jurikova, from Prague, creates clothes that could easily be hung in art galleries, such is their likeness to abstract paintings. Lo and behold, when she’s not showing at Prague Fashion Week, she presents her creations in contemporary art galleries in Europe. Her work takes inspiration from the forgotten Czechoslovakian textile technique; Art Protis.

Laduma
Laduma

Laduma, a South African designer, started his label Maxhosa by Laduma to create knitwear for Xhosa initiates. Traditional Xhosa beadwork patterns are then translated into knits: the symbolism and colours are kept intact but become a more modern way to dress up, as prescribed by the local custom.