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EVENT |  |  31.10.09  |  send link
Spot on Wien - in Tokyo
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Tokyo, over and over again: the fashion event "Spot on Wien" takes place in Tokyo this coming Monday and will feature collections by Ali Zedtwitz, the emerging fashion label DIPTYCH, Klaus Mühlbauer and AND_i headwear. The event takes place in the context of 100 % Design Tokyo . More about the shows to come soon...

JOB |  |  30.10.09  |  send link
Male model penury
Image If you're an interesting and/or good-looking specimen of the male sex and would like to show off your modelling skills, SHOWstudio might be looking for you in collaboration with stylist Simon Foxton and photographer Jason Evans. As a matter of principle, the casting is carried out through casting boxes at SHOWstudio's Fashion Revolution exhibition (closes today) - but if you cannot make it there (probably...), have a look at what they want you to send them and do so by emailing your portfolio to feedback at showstudio dot com.

EXHIBITION |  |  29.10.09  |  send link
L'invisible - The Invisible
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Two options - you read this, you've got nothing planned for the evening, hop in your car and drive off to Wiener Neustadt where the exhibition opening takes place as we speak - or you wait till tomorrow and then you've got all the time in the world to visit the exhibition L'invisible about the history of bodywear, corsages and bodices, at the Stadtmuseum Wiener Neustadt. With contributions from the Herbststraßen school complex.

COMPETITION |  |  29.10.09  |  send link
Europe 40 Under 40
Image register until Nov. 1st!!!

The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design, and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum collaborate to put together the annual "40 under 40" competition - fourty designers aged just under fourty (as of Dec. 31st, 2009) will be hand-picked as representatives of a new generation of excellence whose work will be presented in a travelling exhibition and catalogue in summer 2010. More information about the competition can be found here.

BOOK |  |  28.10.09  |  send link
Hairy insights
Image Should you be wondering what worldly wonders are hitherto left unexplored - Gestalten Verlag gave it a go and published the book Hair'em Scare'em about the endless possibilities and options of hairdos (and don'ts, haha). Lest we die ignorant...

EXHIBITION |  |  28.10.09  |  send link
Annie Leibovitz @ Kunsthaus Wien
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What a good thing that the extensive Annie Leibovitz retrospective entitled A photographer's life 1990 - 2005 now finally hits Viennese ground at the Kunsthaus museum, for it will be a good occasion to familiarise ourselves with an instructive cross section of her quite epoch-making work. And it will make us forget about all the ghastly headlines we've seen recently, always aiming to shed light on the financial turmoil the great Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair contributor had been experiencing. So, talking about the exhibition: Absolutely worth a visit.

EVENT |  |  28.10.09  |  send link
Slow Tex fashion fair
Image until Oct. 30th!!

Hurry up, folks: you can still register for participation at the Slow Fashion fair Slow Tex organised by Slow Fashion and Manuela Tinhof until Oct. 30th by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . The fair takes place on November 6th at Wirtschaftskammer Wien, Stubenring 8–10, 1010 from 1 to 7 pm.

COMPETITION |  |  27.10.09  |  send link
Hyères 2010
Image Online registration for the 2010 edition of the Hyères festival for fashion and photography until November 25th. Complete application until December 4th - the festival will take place from April 30th to May 3rd. More information here.

PERFORMANCE |  |  26.10.09  |  send link
Doris Stelzer @ MAK nite
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We know, it's a holiday - but please take out your calendar for a second and make a little note that tomorrow evening MAK nite is on, this time with a performance choreographed by Doris Stelzer (choreographer and, surprisingly, biotechnician...). "bodies resituated" is a performance that contextualizes the body in motion in the framework of architecture. Curious to find out more? Check it out tomorrow at 8 pm.

Attention, the performance takes place not in the main building but in MAK-GEGENWARTSKUNSTDEPOT - Contemporary Art Tower, Gefechtsturm Arenbergpark
1030, Dannebergplatz / Barmherzigengasse

WEB |  |  25.10.09  |  send link
iGuides through Vienna
Image Out now: launched the iArt application for all yer pocket devices, which will lead you save and sound through artsy Vienna. The girls from Modepalast were also part of the venture and included the iFashion guide element.

The guide will be made available for free to guests of various hotels in the city centre. As for the rest of mankind, check out the magazine website , which will hopefully tell you more about the availability of this new online product very soon...

BOOK |  |  24.10.09  |  send link
My Graz is your Graz (really?)
Image Even though you might not be aware of it - there is many a reason for visiting Graz, a booming creative hotspot and, since very recently, a candidate for the UNESCO-approved title "City of Design". Good luck with that...

What the world needs now, therefore, is a bilingual city guide with the voices of creatives from various fields. MGDG__ is out now and definitely a good way of making yourself familiar with the hidden treasures in Austria's second largest town.

COMPETITION |  |  23.10.09  |  send link
Image Okay, this competition will probably not get you into fashion heaven. But should you feel like expressing your views about (a) the Vienna University, (b) life as a student or (c) Vienna - Austria - Europe in the form of a t-shirt design, here you go... Detailed information about criteria for submissions etc. are on the designbystudents website, deadline for submissions is November 15.

BOOK |  |  23.10.09  |  send link
Powershop 2
Image Yes, that's correct: Powershop, not the image editing software... Gestalten Verlag recently brought out this massive anthology of the world's most impressive, thoroughly designed, not-to-be-missed shops in two volumes. The first one is dedicated to fashion concept stores, the second one to shops selling anything but fashion. A nice read for your fresh autumn evenings? We do think so...

SHOP |  |  22.10.09  |  send link
NJAL Pop Up Store
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Not Just A Label is an awesome online store, of course. But now the makers of NJAL decided to push their venture one step ahead - and will host the first ever NJAL pop up store in London's Notting Hill borough. All the info you need, you'll find it here...

SALE |  |  22.10.09  |  send link
Pulver designer sale in Berlin
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How exciting - all these shopping options coming up (we're already en route to the designer sales in Vienna, I reckon). For our friends in Berlin: check out PULVER's sale this Sunday with a rather impressive selection of brands (ranging from Raf by Raf Simons to c.neeon via Cheap Monday and Pulver). Interesting indeed...

apartment galerie - Am Alexanderplatz
Memhardstraße 8 - 10178 Berlin
2 pm - 6 pm

EVENT |  |  21.10.09  |  send link
Dirndl meets Kimono
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Should you happen to be in Tokyo tomorrow, check out this special event that takes place during Tokyo Fashion Week and was organised on the occasion of the Japan Austria Year 2009.

Austrian and Japanese labels will showcase their interpretations about the traditional costumes from the partnering culture, i.e. dirndl-dresses and kimonos.

Also there: dirndl-glam star Susanne Bisovsky, who will give insight to her internationally recognised work in this field. More info here.

MAGAZINE |  |  21.10.09  |  send link
A MAGAZINE curated by... online

Image A MAGAZINE curated by ... has so far been curated by the likes of Maison Martin Margiela, Yohji Yamamoto, Kriss van Asche, Proenza Schouler and Martine Sitbon.

In order to allow their readers to delve into the magazine's rich archives, the editors have decided to put all past issues online, one by one. The fantastic overview can be found on the magazine's website, which also links to an external blog. And, not to forget: A MAGAZINE curated by... is also a partner of POP on

SALE |  |  20.10.09  |  send link
World tour: Clemens en August
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Clemens en August are as good as back in town, ladies and gentlemen. This coming Thursday to Saturday is when it's own. Their favourite Vienna spot seems to be the Museum for Applied Arts - MAK...

... Weiskirchnerstraße 3, 1010, check their website for the exact timetable.

FESTIVAL |  |  19.10.09  |  send link
Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo
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You thought the fashion marathon was over for the spring 2010 season. Far from correct! Tokyo kicks off today and lasts until the end of this week. With massive Austrian participation. Stay tuned - as AUSTRIANFASHION.NET is there.

Just for you. See how nice we are...?

FILM TV |  |  17.10.09  |  send link
Viennale ticket sale starts
Image The ticket sale for Vienna's international film festival Viennale starts today at 10 am. From our long years of experience, we know that the films everybody wants to see are almost immediately sold out. So hurry up, you cinema lovers out there...!

Btw: fashionable and seemingly omnipresent Tilda Swinton will be special guest of the festival. After Berlin and Cannes, Vienna now also gets a glimpse at the fabulous Scot... What else could we be dreaming of?

COMPETITION |  |  16.10.09  |  send link
10 festival call for entries
Image Until October 30, designers, photographers, cultural entrepreneurs &c are invited to submit project ideas for the 10 festival for fashion & photography. Details here.

FESTIVAL |  |  15.10.09  |  send link
Blickfang Vienna
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Blickfang is back again: the colourful, multi-faceted design fair has come to town again and showcases a wide variety of super creative objects. The fashion section has developed into a much anticipated event over the past few years. Not to be missed, we say...

The venue for Blickfang Vienna is the Museum of Applied Arts, MAK,
Weiskirchnerstrasse 3, 1010.
More info about ticket prices and opening hours on the Blickfang website.