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WEB |  |  24.12.09  |  send link

Image ... AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our readers!

After an absolutely exciting year, we would like to wish all of you a relaxing and joyful Christmas season - and a great start into 2010.

We take a short Christmas break - and will be back on January 7, 2010.

MAGAZINE |  |  23.12.09  |  send link
Stil in Berlin: magazine
Image The doyenne of Berlin street photography is most probably Mary Scherpe, who has now, together with her partner Dario Natale, brought out a print version of her infamous blog Stil in Berlin. Berliners will find the mag on display all over town, non-Berliners (wishing to warm up for Berlin Fashion Week with some street photos and advertorials sponsored by Lee and Filippa K) can write to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and order the magazine.

COMPETITION |  |  23.12.09  |  send link
YOU create fashion
Image Interesting: Anna Rihl and Moritz Baier recently opened their fashion venture "Use a Brand" with a shop open in Vienna's Zollergasse (# 15, 1070). They basically invite everyone interested to submit fashion design sketches, which will then be evaluated and produced by a team of seamstresses. To be precise, only the best designs - as there is a constant competition going on. The first selection for men's and women's collection will be made on January 1st. Alright then: time to get creative over the Christmas holidays! More info here...

BOOK |  |  22.12.09  |  send link
My Favourite Dress
Image Admittedly, it's too late for you to put this book on your wishlist for Christmas. But maybe that's something to delve into in the bleak days of January? Anyhow, "My favourite dress" is published by ACC and was edited by Gity Monsef, Samantha Erin Safer and Robert de Niet. It brings together the favourite garments of 75 fashion personalities, who also explain about the reasons for their preference. A good read for sure...

ARTICLE |  |  21.12.09  |  send link
SHIFT - article about design teams

The last article published in the context of our collaboration with Shift magazine , celebrating the Austria-Japan-Year 2009. We close our series of designer portraits with a short feature about four Austrian fashion labels that originate in the teaming-up of outstanding creative talents: ___fabrics interseason, Hartmann Nordenholz, Wendy & Jim and House of the Very Island's...

FESTIVAL |  |  21.12.09  |  send link
apply for Modepalast 2010
Image until Jan. 10, 2010

As the Silent Night is near and you're about to throw away your nerves because of these last few missing Christmas presents, if you're a designer you better won't forget to apply for the 2010 edition of Modepalast brand new expo, which will of course take place in Vienna's Museum for Applied Arts/MAK for the first time ever. Check out all relevant info and criteria here...

DISCOURSE |  |  20.12.09  |  send link
Literature meets fashion...
Image ... tomorrow evening, Dec. 21 at 6 pm, as actress Marie-Christine Friedrich will read from Alfred Bittner's novel "Novotnys Mumie" (Novotny's mummy) in the exquisite fashion boutique Nachbarin (Gumpendorferstraße 17, 1060).

DESIGNER |  |  19.12.09  |  send link
Merit feat. House of the Very Island's
Image Some almost last-minute shopping to do - or maybe just feeling like regaling yourself with some cutting edge fashion design? Check out the pieces by House of the Very Island's that are on sale at the Merit store in Wiedner Hauptstraße 23 - 25, 1040 (until Dec. 23).

DESIGNER |  |  18.12.09  |  send link
Slow Shopping @ Eva Blut
Image As her brandnew collection of wallets and purses has just come out, Eva Blut invites you to her traditional open studio and slow (pre-Christmas) shopping days on Dec. 19 and Dec. 20 (11 am - 7.30 pm on both dates), Schottenfeldgasse 41 - 43/II/28a, 1070.

SALE |  |  17.12.09  |  send link
filia Christmas sale
Image 2009|12|19 - 20

As we're nearing Christmas, some last opportunities for desperate shoppers and gift-seekers: filia's Christmas sale takes place on Dec. 19 (3 pm - 9 pm) and Dec. 20 (3 pm - 7 pm) at the label's showroom in Mittelgasse 6/30, 1060.

SALE |  |  17.12.09  |  send link
Ad Usum X-Mas Super Sale
Image A X-Mas Super Sale takes place at the studio of Ad Usum this coming Friday, Dec. 18, from 11 am to 8 pm in Rufgasse 3, the factory in the backyard, 2nd floor, 1090 Vienna. Hot wine and Christmas cookies will be served, too...

COMPETITION |  |  16.12.09  |  send link
Slow Fashion Award 2010
Image Projects for the Slow Fashion Award 2010 (formerly: Eco Textile Award) can now be submitted (until Feb. 10), the overall topic being ACCESSORIES and RECYCLING. Find all relevant details, address info and criteria here .

EXHIBITION |  |  15.12.09  |  send link
Bernhard Willhelm exhibited
Image Open since December 13 until April 11 at the Groninger museum in Groningen/the Netherlands: an anniversary exhibition celebrating ten years of work by Bernhard Willhelm and his partner Jutta Kraus. A must-see for all Austrian fashion students, we should like to think...

SHOP |  |  14.12.09  |  send link
Zojas @ Firis
Image Still open until Dec. 24 - for the Christmas finish, so to say: the Zojas collection is on sale at Firis, Bauernmarkt 9, 1010. A good opportunity.

WEB |  |  12.12.09  |  send link
Looks 4 Life
Image Wien live relaunches its successful and popular charity online auction from last year - concept stores and design shops in town were asked to contribute to the LOOKS 4 LIFE online auction, which showcases collectino pieces by Peter Pilotto, Diane von Furstenberg, Eva Blut and Thomas Kirchgrabner, among others. The online auction house remains open until December 14, check it out and bid bid bid!!!

SHOP |  |  11.12.09  |  send link
Modus Vivendi Christmas special
Image That's the way it works: You check out Modus Vivendi's website (or their shop window, for fans of "real life"...) and see one special item featured in the weeks before Christmas. Then you write to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and signal your interest. And every Saturday, one lucky winner is drawn, who will receive the garment on display. Good luck!

COMPETITION |  |  10.12.09  |  send link
New British Talent: Peter Pilotto
Image It shan't be the Stella Award in the end, but the Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Ready-to-Wear associated with the British Fashion Awards 2009 for Peter Pilotto. Congratulations!

SALE |  |  10.12.09  |  send link
AND_i stock sale
Image 2009|12|10 - 11

One of the last chances for Christmas shopping and design trinkets and bargains: AND_i's Christmas sample sale takes place on Dec. 10 (5 - 10 pm) and on Dec. 11 (3 - 10 pm) in Schönbrunnerstraße 62, 1050.

SHOP |  |  10.12.09  |  send link
Wood Wood Store
Image Opening tomorrow in Vienna, a brandnew and now permanent Wood Wood store: Zollergasse 29, 1070, Dec 11 at 7 pm.

EVENT |  |  09.12.09  |  send link
Tiberius Design Special
Image 2009|12|10

Breathtakingly exciting: Vienna's much acclaimed Tiberius shop invited some of our best-known design labels to contribute select pieces for a special late shopping session. You'll be able to sip mulled wine and flick through the contributions by Claudia Rosa Lukas, Eva Blut, Sonja Bischur and Florian Ladstätter on Dec. 10 from 5.30 pm - 10 pm at Tiberius (Lindengasse 2, 1070).

EXHIBITION |  |  08.12.09  |  send link
Italian Fashion in Vienna
Image 2009|12|08

50 anni di moda italiana : Such is the thematic framework for an exhibition which will open at quartier21 freiraum/MQ this Wednesday. Curators Angelika Höckner and Gerald Moser have put together a show in collaboration with Alessia Tota, and their ambitious aim is to give an overview of half a century of one of the world's most influential fashion scenes. Allora vediamo un po'...

Opening on Dec. 9, 6 pm
The exhibition remains open from Dec. 10 through Jan. 20, 2010

EVENT |  |  08.12.09  |  send link
Gamefashion at Volkstheater
Image 2009|12|09

Media artist Margarete Jahrmann and designer Renate Christian bring their vision of Gamefashion into the Red Bar at Vienna's Volkstheater. Together with the band Who Killed Bambi, they'll stage an interdisciplinary performance around the topic of coded lingerie.

Rote Bar/Volkstheater, Dec. 9, 10 pm - tickets are 7 €