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EVENT |  |  30.11.09  |  send link
Haute Couture Award 09
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The Austrian Tailors' Guild will present the winners of its annual Haute Couture Award (this year's motto was "Vive la mode!" - indeed, we can only agree...) in the context of a gala that will be held on Dec. 1st at Mercedes Wiesenthal in 1220 Vienna. Check out the guild's website for more info.

WEB |  |  28.11.09  |  send link
One Million Objects
Image From the Victoria & Albert museum straight onto your computer screen: One million objects have now been made available through a well-conceived online search function. The online records vary from detailed studies written by curators to more basic inventory information which might include the maker, provenance, production technique and style and Google maps show places of origin. All you need is here...

SALE |  |  27.11.09  |  send link
Mangelware Stock Sale
Image A stock sale of Mangelware including show pieces, one-off items and prototypes takes place at the label's studio (Novaragasse 17/1/27, 1020) on Nov 28 (4 pm - 10 pm) and Nov 29 (3 pm - 9 pm). Another opportunity to get in gear for Christmas shopping delights...

EVENT |  |  26.11.09  |  send link

The fashion label R! by Dominique Raffa is the creative power behind a performative art installation entitled CYLONWEAR, especially created for Vienna's Konzerthaus. The performance will be shown during a special soiree in the concert venue's "Neuer Saal".

1030, Lothringerstr. 20
starts tonight at 7pm

EXHIBITION |  |  26.11.09  |  send link
Comicart Reloaded
Image The exhibition "Comicart Reloaded" opens tonight (6 pm - 10 pm) in Advanced Minority's art space Cubicle in Westbahnstraße 22c, 1070. A launch party will take place at the Schon Schön bar (Lindengasse 53, 1070) afterwards. The exhibition remains open until January 8, 2010.

COMPETITION |  |  26.11.09  |  send link
Creative Fur Award
Image The winners of this year's Creative Fur Awards were presented to the public yesterday: the competition was organised by the Austrian furmongers' guild following the motto of "Vive la mode !" and brought together fashion students from various institutes. The winners were Serife Nur for Authried Pelz (1st prize), Annemarie Grass for Liska and Waltraud Riedl for Authried Pelz (2nd prizes), and Nikola Brzulovic for Pelze Pospisil (3rd prize). Hairy congratulations...

EXHIBITION |  |  25.11.09  |  send link
Luxury, please...
Image The crisis? What crisis? Should you be totally fed up with all the pessimistic talk and, instead, feel like contemplating the follies and fancies made by and for the wealthiest among the wealthy, Vienna's annual luxury fair "Luxury, please" may well be the thing for you. From Nov 27 - 29 in the imperial halls of Hofburg (where else...?).

SALE |  |  24.11.09  |  send link
Awareness & Consciousness stock sale

Image What an opportunity: go & grab select items from the current and past Awareness & Consciousness collections at the sample sale which takes place on Fri 27 Nov (2 pm - 7 pm) and Sat 28 Nov (12 noon - 5 pm) in Goldschlagstraße 8/7, 1150 (ring the doorbell at "Ortmayer").

COMPETITION |  |  23.11.09  |  send link
Icon of London's Fashion Spirit
Image Cast your vote for the special one-off award "London 25" which will be handed out to the one personality that best embodies the current and all-time London fashion vibe. The award will be presented in the context of the British Fashion Awards ceremony on December 9th. You can register and vote online for a fashion personality of your choice.

DISCOURSE |  |  21.11.09  |  send link
Congratulations Urban Tool
Image It was last week already that Urban Tool received the National Award for Equal Chances for Men and Women in Research and Development. A very important signal indeed...

DESIGNER |  |  20.11.09  |  send link
AND_i studio visit
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Tomorrow starting at 3 pm, a guided studio visit will allow visitors to explore the world of Andreas Eberharter's jewellery label AND_i and of Lena Kvadrat's art point . The studio visit takes place in the context of Vienna Art Week - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it is necessary.

EVENT |  |  19.11.09  |  send link
Blickfang Zürich
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Blickfang Zurich will take place in the Switzerland's creative hub and showcase the works by designers of furniture, interior objects, accessories and fashion. From the Austrian fashion crowd, among others, Eva Blut accessories, unartig, art point & Milch. Check out the entire list here.

JOB |  |  19.11.09  |  send link
Uniopt seeks Junior Eyewear Designer
Image Graz-based eyewear company Uniopt is looking for a Junior Eyewear designer to complete their team. Industrial design skills wanted, experience in the field of eyewear design a big plus. The full text of the job offer and the contact address can be found here

COMPETITION |  |  18.11.09  |  send link
Otto Mauer Preis for Siggi Hofer
Image Congrats: Siggi Hofer was awarded one of Austria's most important art prizes yesterday, the Otto Mauer Award. If you'd like to know what Siggi thinks about the intricate link between fashion & art, we talked to him exactly two years ago...

SHOP |  |  18.11.09  |  send link
showroom | project
Image Is it B2B, is it B2C, is it for press? Find it out and visit the new fashion concept "showroom | project" which opened yesterday. Sheela Housewife Revolution and Pitour are the first two labels exhibiting and/or selling their collections. Labels will change according to a rotating system after two months.

Gumpendorferstr. 36, 1060
open Mo - Fri 1 pm - 7 pm, Sat. 11 am - 5 pm

COMPETITION |  |  17.11.09  |  send link
Who's Next competition
Image The Who's Next online fashion community is calling for entries for the second edition of its young designers competiton: 10 young designers will be invited to participate in the tradeshow that takes place from January 23 to 26 in Paris. All the details here , deadline for submissions is November 23.

EVENT |  |  16.11.09  |  send link
Vienna Art Week performance
Image You are all aware that today is the opening day of Vienna Art Week , of course. As a special tribute to interdisciplinary approaches involving fashion and art, a performance by House of the Very Island's... will take place tonight at the k48 art space (Kirchengasse 48, 1070, starts at 8 pm).

COMPETITION |  |  16.11.09  |  send link
Design and the City
Image Vienna's very own agency for the promotion & support of the creative industries departure and the Museum of Applied Arts invite creatives to take part in their Design Now - design project vienna competition. Ideas and strategies oriented towards the future and conceived to go beyond the frontiers of a merely beautiful surface are very welcome. If that sounds like something you'd love to spend your winter evenings with, details about the competition can be found here, the deadline for submissions is January 15.

EXHIBITION |  |  14.11.09  |  send link
Beijing To Go!
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Gegenalltag's fabulous Beijing-based Copy Alltag exhibition project involving works by five Austrian fashion designers can still be visited until November 26 in ANNIART Gallery in the Beijing cultural area 798 Dashanzi Art District. For all of you hard travelling fellows...

COMPETITION |  |  13.11.09  |  send link
Alexander Wang

Image Should you be wondering - Alexander Wang walked out with the 100,000 euros worth Swiss Textiles Award at the magnificent Stella Fashion Ceremony. What more can we say than... GREAT JOB!!!

MAGAZINE |  |  13.11.09  |  send link
Make your way...
Image ... through Vienna's 7th district - and don't get lost, thanks to the BRANDNEW folder produced and brought to you by 7tm. If that's not something...

SHOP |  |  13.11.09  |  send link
Paris Pop Up
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A new Paris-based pop-up store concept has been developed by TG and invites designers to participate (opening period November 15 - 20), the collections will be on sale for two months, maximum capacity of the showroom is limited to 30 designers with their collections. The store will be located in 22, rue des Quatre Vents in the 6th arrondissement. Any designers interested in knowing more about the project, write to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ...