A truly mesmerising installation put on by the Jan Arnold Gallery at the MQ invites a contemporary dialogue about the social and political structure of our society. With fashion pieces by FCKU FSHN- Kevin Klein’s non-commercial designs, and Olivier Hölzl’s video works presented as an artistic statement on the international arms industry, the exhibition moves within the context of visual manipulation. Utterly interactively, it makes the visitors become a part of it all via a twisted economic exchange, so if you want to witness something out of the ordinary, this is the place!
16 September- 2 October 2016
MQ - Electric Avenue
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
An exhibition exploring the correlation between fashion and sportswear with a focus on social, formal and aesthetic contexts, is taking place at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
(MKG), with over 150 articles of clothing, prints, posters, photographs and films, on display. The extensive presentation is shedding light on the development of fashion, sportswear and changing body ideals as well as the influence of textile technology on clothing. What's more, Flora Miranda, whose dress was spotted at the IFS Another Austria Showcase this year, is featured in the exhibit with her Warp outfit.
2 September 2016 - 20 August 2017
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Eligius Award 2016
The exhibition Eligius Award: Jewelry from Austria
, comes back to the MAK for the third time to offer insight into Austria’s contemporary jewelry scene. As Austria’s only award of this kind, it presents a focused group of objects chosen by the jury, including works by this year’s award winner, Lena Grabher. Next to the new works, a renowned jewelry artist has been honored under the ‘retrospective’ category, showing works that have long enjoyed a reputation for success. This year, Anna Heindl and 90 of her works from the late 1970s to the present time were picked, so don’t miss the exhibit and come see the new and the classic come together!
7th- 25th September
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Tip of the hat !
9th June- 30th October 2016
The Wien Museum comes out with a greatly themed exhibit entitled Tip of the Hat! A Social History of the Covered Head
, showcasing headwear and presenting it as one of the strongest sartorial statements historically. The museum holds one of Europe’s largest hat collections, and this display sheds light on the socio-historical relevance of the hat, providing insight into significance of headwear in Viennese history and present. Come explore a little bit about the power of the head accessory!
1040 Vienna, Karlsplatz 8
The ninth edition of the WearFair
is coming to the Tabakfabrik in Linz at the end of the month, loaded with eco fair fashion, organic food, sustainable ideas, and a side programme with a few fashion-centered highlights. A fashion show entitled Reflect Me Not ?! will be presenting 10 eco-fair designers and their collections, while a panel discussion will be considering the sustainable model in footwear production. As a part of the The Clean Clothes Campaign
, the panel discussion joins the worldwide debate on the sustainable and slow-fashion movement. Join in!
23rd- 25th September
Robert La Roche Personal View
The MAK Design Lab brings out a retrospective of the iconic Austrian eyewear designer Robert La Roche, focusing on his establishment of the successful, cosmopolitan brand in the world of fashion. An extensive collection of his frames are on display, drawing Roche’s life and career story together
, using not just his products, but also his sketches, photo and film material, advertisements, and artifacts from the archive of the designer. A great reminder of the Austrian success stories in the fashion industry!
4th May- 25th September 2016
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Emilie Flöge: Reforming Fashion
The art scene at the turn of the century in Vienna belonged to Gustav Klimt, and so in many ways, also to his muse- Emilie Flöge. Revisiting this heritage is the Gustav Klimt Center with their special exhibition centered around exclusive pieces and jewels of the fiercely independent Flöge, and presenting her fascinating life in Vienna and Attersee. Along with an artistic project by Bernadette Huber which will be screened during the exhibit, you will certainly feel transported back in time to the luscious style of years gone by, inspired by one of the ultimate muses.
Emilie Flöge: Reforming Fashion, Inspiring Art
Until 31st August 2016
Gustav Klimt Center
Once again, and for the eight year around, Graz becomes the ultimate city of design for its annual Designmonat
. There’s so much to enjoy starting from the fashion and design showcases, the SELECTED 2016 edit of the most current interior design trends in Europe, to the ‘Slow’ exhibition focusing on slow-design. Creatives from numerous disciplines come together to present and partake in this large-scale festival and celebration of design in the city, and to savour the diverse programme. The Fashion Design Festival ‘Assembly’ is a fixture this year too, so check the rich programme and try to squeeze in a few days until the end of the month!
until 29th May 2016
Atelier E.B IOTII
The artist Lucy McKenzie and the fashion designer Beca Lipscombe
come to Galerie Meyer Kainer to present their third collection entitled IOTII, also making it available to buy on the spot. The custom built boutique installation makes for a unique shopping and browsing experience, and you might not want to miss the interplay between fashion, art, and design, from a duo whose work was once shown at the MOMA in New York. Alongside this, you can check out the exhibition of Lucy McKenzie and Laurent Dupont going on in the rest of the gallery itself.
27th April- 2nd June 2016
Galerie Meyer Kainer
Fashion Utopias @ MAK
The MAK dips into the archives for its Fashion Utopias
exhibit where design drawings, ornamental prints, illustrated books, posters, and magazines from the MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection go on to prove that high-fashion is not a 20th century construct. The exhibition Fashion Utopias: Haute Couture in the Graphic Arts shows historical designs, fabrics, and drawings, confirming the peoples utopian fashion tendencies far down the line of history. It’s a study of high fashion through centuries past!
13th April- 14th September
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
One of the most respected competitions and festivals when it comes to fashion and photography is undoubtedly the annual International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères
. The south of France hosts the final 10 fashion designers and 10 fashion photographers, who all get to present themselves to the public and all be in the running for the grand prize, with the Angewandte student Yuhei Mukai
among them. The high-profile fashion insider status of the festival makes for a truly desirable place for young talents, and with its exhibitions, professional panel discussions and two competitions, its 31st edition this year will surely not disappoint!
21st- 25th April 2016
Villa Noilles, Hyères
Basic structures of ...
Running alongside the time and framework of the International Fashion Showcase and London Fashion Week, the upcoming exhibit at the Austrian Cultural Forum London
in London presents three artists - Anna-Sophie Berger
, Fay Nicholson
, and Constanze Schweiger
, with their creative practices using the vocabulary of fabric. The artworks on display are delving into the human relationships to weave, as well as the connections between the body and technology, trying to decipher the multi-layered act of the production of textiles. Complementing the fashion packed week well, Basic structures of ... goes a bit deeper with its conceptual strain.
9th February- 15th April 2016
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ
4th March - 22nd May 2016
Mumok is presenting two young artists Kathi Hofer and Eloise Hawser, giving space to a critical examination of nostalgia as represented in the present. Hofer’s family history is in fashion, creating the iconic Austrian brand Walkjanker, which defied modern trends and technologies to focus on its tradition, featuring in the closets of some world-renowned personalities, and offers enough material to tackle the complexities of addressing history in a modern context. While Hawser also takes to objects which might seem obsolete and irrelevant, and transports them into the contemporary scene. Both Hawser and Hofer
show ways of working with fragments of the past, giving them new meanings.
17th February - 3rd April 2016
The showcase window of Vienna’s Design Office continues its tradition of presenting and promoting young talents by hosting the Slovenian-born Angewandte graduate David Tavcar
and his specially curated exhibition of design products and prototypes. Tavcar, an all-around artist who dabbles in installations, industrial and fabric design, or illustration, will be telling a story about production processes, exploring the traditional methods alongside some unique and experimental approaches.
stilwerk limited edition
window gallery curated by
VIENNA DESIGN OFFICE
1020, Praterstraße 1, c/o stilwerk Vienna
Red Threads - textileforce
If it’s insight into the complexities of the artistic textile production you’re looking for, the exhibition Red Threads is for you. The exhibit presents textile in its many manifestations, ranging from an artistic medium to a socio-cultural pinnacle, and explores the different perspectives and approaches young designers adopt nowadays. Cooperating with the Textiles - Free, Applied and Experimental Artistic Design department of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
, Red Threads brings in ground-breaking and fearless creativity and discourse into light.
Until 13th February 2016
Galerie der Stadt Villach Freihausgasse
Start Scholarships 2016
The Arts Division and the Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria (BKA)
continues their START Scholarship scheme with another year of subsidies and support given out to young national talent, offering a helping hand in their industries. Altogether 95 scholarships will go out to the successful applicants from the creative areas of Arts, Architecture and Design (10), Artistic Photography (5), Video and Media art (5), Fashion (5), Music and Performing Arts (35), Film Art (5), Literature (15), and Cultural Management (5). The six-month worth of support is surely a considerable boost to the young artists out there, so if you are one of them, give it a try. Applications close at the end of March!
Berlin Fashion Week
18th- 22nd January
Kicking off the new fashion season, Berlin Fashion Week starts off the rollercoaster of a fashion month ahead with its 18th edition. The destination for the big European names, sprinkled with a good dose of quirky underground up-and-comers, Berlin Fashion Week strikes a balance well, attracting a melting pot of designers and visitors. Our very own Austrian Marina Hörmanseder
, Lena Hoschek
and Rebekka Ruetz
will once again be showcasing their new collections too, so if there, make sure you make it out to support them!
Iconic Recycling Project
An ambitious project by the University of Prague, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design sees 12 of its students tackle the controversial task of reviving a fashion house. Following in the footsteps of some of the biggest fashion design icons, the aspiring talents have created 35 pieces altogether, reinventing the style, feel, and aesthetics of Saint Laurent or Yohji Yamamoto. The designs have already been around the world, but for the first time ever in Vienna, they will also be up for sale. Come see how the students stood up to the challenge!
26 November 2015 - 9 January 2016
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna
No liability is taken for wardrobe
The master students of the trailblazing Angewandte programme ECM: Educationg/ Curating/ Managing
, are not ones to superficially scrape the surface of art and fashion issues, but delve deeper into the important questions instead. Join them for a now ongoing exhibition and discussion project which digs up the underlying drives behind fashion production, the way fashion shapes us, the angles from which it is criticised, or what our powers are within it. The ‘Textile Quarter’ becomes the centerpoint of the project, bringing in local collaborators and shedding some light on their growth. At the Angewandte Innovation Lab
, there will be curators’ talks, music, and performances, so make sure you tell your friends and enjoy some fashion discourse together!
Für Garderobe wird nicht gehaftet
10 - 20 December 2015 and 7 - 17 January 2016
AIL – Angwandte Innovation Laboratory
Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Wien
and in public space
Hyères Call for Entries
The annual spring International Festival of Fashion and Photography taking place in the idyllic south of France has helped establish some of the most prominent names and brands of the fashion and photography industry today. Already in its 31st edition this spring, the influential festival is calling for all entries within the fashion design and photography sphere
. A distinguished jury will be judging the submitted works, and many more industry authorities are set to view weight in, so if it’s exposure you seek, it’s exposure you will get. Sign up until the 25th November
and continue on to upload your portfolios and supporting documents in order to partake.