Photo by Holly Jane Smith - All rights reserved 

The British Council is the UK’s cultural relations organisation working across our 110 offices worldwide in the areas of arts, education and English.  In the Architecture, Design and Fashion department we build links between designers and cultural institutions.  We aim to provide opportunities for British and Moroccan designers to develop their skills and knowledge overseas and to share their own skills with overseas audiences building trust between them.

Building on our extensive fashion programme, which includes major touring exhibitions, seminars, workshops, educational initiatives and residencies; we would like to reach out young, aspiring fashion designers and practitioners and make them aware of the opportunities we offer but also of the value in developing links between Morocco and the UK.

GFW International Residency

GFW International Residency Award Winner, Holly Jayne Smith 

Last June, the British Council launched its Inaugural Graduate Fashion Week International Residency Award. The opportunity gave one exceptional fashion graduate the chance to take part in an international residency for one month with the chance to engage with local designers, universities and industries overseas.

More information about the GFW is available here


New Moroccan Talent

AMC MODE and the British Council launched, in April 2014, the very first edition of the fashion contest -New Moroccan Talent (NMT 2014) - for young fashion designers. It is the first Moroccan contest that is intended to effectively encourage young fashion designers.

More information about NMT 2014 is available here