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CAMPAIGN |  |  30.01.10  |  send link
Image We are happy to inform our steadily growing readership of the fact that AUSTRIANFASHION.NET has won Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws) impulse as a partner for 2010. aws|impulse is a special programme focusing on the creative industries organized by aws, the state-owned funding bank.

We would like to say thank you for this kind support, which will help us ensure and increase the quality level of Austria's forward thinking fashion webzine promoting all aspects of innovative design.

PERFORMANCE |  |  29.01.10  |  send link
A room filled with motion
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Angela Wiedermann, Jules Hepp, Helmut Kahlert and Anne Witt conceived the obviously quite intellectually demanding Motionroom that will take place on February 2nd in Wollzeile 1, 1010 at 8 pm. As this is for sure quite a rewarding cultural event, be sure to check out the philosophically-entwined project description here.

WEB |  |  28.01.10  |  send link
Let the image do the talking
Image All lovers of fine visuals will be delighted to hear that photographer Joachim Baldauf (represented by Shotview) has recently launched his very own photoblog. A compulsory stopover on your daily tour of the world wide web...

EDUCATION |  |  27.01.10  |  send link
Open Uni
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Vienna's University of Applied Arts will open its doors to everybody interested in these highly creative academic premises and, of course, the works created therein. The house is open from 10 am to 7 pm, and all divisions will host special presentations etc. As for the fashion masterclass, guided tours will take place at 1 pm and at 4 pm. More info can be found here.

EXHIBITION |  |  26.01.10  |  send link
It's petit, it's noir, and it's crystallized!
Image Keen on little black dresses? Well, here's something for you then: Swarovski Elements invited a highly respectable bunch of designers (among them: Marios Schwab) to create show-stopping one off pieces matching the "petite robe noire" criteria. The dresses will be shown in an exhibition at Palazzo Pozzo di Borgo (51, rue de l'Université in 75007 Paris) - the opening takes place on January 27 during Paris Haute Couture and will be open to the public starting on Jan. 28. The travelling exhibition will then move on to Beijing and celebrate its grand finale in New York City in autumn. Sparkling indeed...

COMPETITION |  |  25.01.10  |  send link
Congrats Ali Rabbani!

Image A great way to start the week: we are happy to share with you the fantastic news that Austrian stylist and designer Ali Rabbani (represented by perfectprops) was selected as best stylist in the "newcomer" category by NINETEEN74, the dynamic channel and networking platform for the global fashion community.

EVENT |  |  22.01.10  |  send link
roomservice # 12

Looking for a creative event to celebrate the end of this week? Then join Club Planetarium for roomservice #12 with a fantastic showcast, including a photo show at the Kuppelsaal by fashion photograper Rafaela Pröll and the "BLUE Hotel" live fashion performance by Angel Transformation.

1020, Oswald Thomas Platz 1

EVENT |  |  21.01.10  |  send link
Bags, jewels, shoes...
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Accessories turned into iconographic supports - materials are reinvented, techniques change and codes blow-up.. so do the collections of Eva Blut, Mühlbauer, art point and Barbara Rihl - to be seen at 1ère Classe, the accessory designers trade show in Paris.

Porte de Versailles, Hall 1

EDUCATION |  |  20.01.10  |  send link
Rundgang 2010
ImageDoors are open for "Rundgang 2010" at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna between January 21 and 24. Special lectures, performances and guided tours complement a wide range of artistic practice in the studios. The department Moden und Styles prepares a presentation on processing in fashion design and photography, science fashion, textile creation and related practice for a broad and interdisciplinary experience in fashion. Watch out for their blog and complete program!

SALE |  |  20.01.10  |  send link
Home game
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One must celebrate when one has the chance: Drinks and sound will be prepared for a designer season sale at showroom l project, Vienna. Go and get items from Anna Aichinger, Awareness & Consciousness, Barbara Habig, Galogaza, Hartmann Nordenholz and Michel Meyer

1060, Gumpendorferstraße 36
4pm - 9pm

COMPETITION |  |  19.01.10  |  send link
Black & White...
Image"I said that black goes with everything. Also with white." Coco Chanel`s statement is basically for this year`s international cooperation between Ringstrassen Galerien Designer Award and Not Just A Label. Designers are invited to send their 'Black and White' creations until February 22, 2010. Further information for applications here.

EVENT |  |  18.01.10  |  send link
Paris Men's Fall Winter
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It`s that time of the year again...and today we announce the Austrian line up for Paris Mens Fashionweek, starting January 21. Ute Ploier, superated, house of the very island`s and Petar Petrov represent an exciting generation of men`s wear designers from Austria. See schedule for this years shows and showrooms here.

EVENT |  |  16.01.10  |  send link
Fashion Blogs - Hype or Future?
ImageIn need of input? Go and get it at various talks and lectures at JAM Berlin, or during Berlin Fashionweek 2010. The Premium Symposium with this year`s discussion on the relevance of fashion blogs is held on January 20, 2010. The panel is moderated by Mary Scherpe (Stil In Berlin), hosting Suzy Menkes ( via video ), Imran Amed, Markus Luft, Christoph Amend and Sven Schöne .
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To get a ride or offer a private lift from Berlin to Vienna and back, check out this!

EXHIBITION |  |  15.01.10  |  send link
reminder: Madeleine Vionnet
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Are you already preparing that all important fashion week calendar of yours for the months to come? Why not grasp the last opportunity to see the fantastic Madeleine Vionnet show during Men's Fashion Week in Paris, which is still on at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs until January 31 . Definitely worth a side-step...!

EVENT |  |  14.01.10  |  send link
Vienna goes Berlin
ImageMercedes - Benz Berlin Fashionweek 2010, now for the sixth season, starts on January 20, 2010, providing the 'Premium Men' for the first time. As the fashion world gears up for another exciting week of shows - so do Austrian labels Lena Hoschek and Göttin des Glücks ! Find Pia Mia at Berliner Designer@Galeria Kaufhof, Mangelware at projektGALERIE, kontiki and Milch at  " ", an event that attracts the audience with a wide range of international green fashion.

The Bernhard Willhelm Mannequin Exhibition at JAM Berlin strikes the eye as well as the presentation of Vienna based magazine peng!. See you in Berlin!
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DISCOURSE |  |  13.01.10  |  send link
Navigation needed?
ImageNo easy job, to get oneself through the jungle of sponsorships..
To find the way through, a lecture on regional, national and EU-wide public funding for creative customers and their clients, held by expert Mag. Erik Schaffer, takes place on Monday, January 18.
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Marienplatz 1, 8020 Graz

SALE |  |  12.01.10  |  send link
Image"Take it easy", actually conceived as a christmas saleshow presented by Klaus Engelhorn and Michael Turkiewicz, provides an extraordinary selection of artworks. It's still open until January 29. Take home pieces from various artists as there are bkm, Franz West, Robert Stadler, RADI Designers, Matali Crasset among others.

KlausEngelhorn Depot
Mo-Fr 10am - 4pm or by appointment
1160, Abelegasse 10

EVENT |  |  11.01.10  |  send link
Austrian textile @ Heimtextil
ImageInnovations and upcoming trends are shown at Heimtextil in Frankfurt/Main between January 13 - 16, 2010. Textil©Austria represents the Austrian textile industry since 1672 and features a show at this trend-setting trade fair, emphasizing the key aspects of Austrian textile production. It`s supported by a high number of Austrian companies.

EVENT |  |  09.01.10  |  send link
Heading to Florence
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Pitti Imagine Uomo and Pitti_W treat fashion friends to a brandnew layout for this year`s show. We prepared some highlights to watch out: It gets performative at Viktor and Rolf: They will present the electric performance "Ladies and Gentlemen" by Felice Limosani. What about flocking to see an unique installation set as the result of an ongoing cooperation between Notify and Ron Arad? British Menswear Guild and Scottish Development will celebrate 50 Years of Great British menswear and an exclusive online content is presented by, offering a very special look at Pitti_W n.5 guest designer Giles Deacon.

COMPETITION |  |  08.01.10  |  send link
Project Vienna-A Design Strategy
ImageYour mind bubbles with plans and schemes? Then take the last chance to participate at "Design Now!" -
a competition in innovative design concepts and strategies. Proposals are invited for new ideas demonstrating a broad notion of design.
Last call for entries: January 15, 2010

EVENT |  |  07.01.10  |  send link
Thang de Hoo for Kia motors
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What a delight and what a way to speed off into the new year: usually, Vienna Auto Show wouldn't necessarily be an event to highlight in our daily news section BUT thanks to a, well, interesting collaboration between Kia Motors and Thang de Hoo, the car show aquires potential interest for fashionistas, as Mr de Hoo created two exclusive (and limited edition) designs of the Venga model (to hit stores in January 2010): Haut(e) Voiture and Prêt-à-drive. Get in gear...