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DISCOURSE |  |  31.01.11  |  send link
Splendid Costumes

The Theater Museum in Vienna invites visitors to experience theater costumes in a new way. Visitors can join a guided tour through the exhibition, where they can have a close look on costumes in their cultural, historical and social context. After a coffee and cake break, costume experts will shed more light on their work. The textile artist Ute Neuber will have a lecture on February 3, as well as a performance on May 5. Save the dates!
Read our Interview with Kurator Ulrike Dembski here

1010, Lobkowitzplatz 2

EVENT |  |  29.01.11  |  send link
Bring your Own Beamer in Vienna

The off-space Magazin Vienna is hosting the BANG BANG BEAM | B Y O B VIDEONIGHT. Founded as a moving event in Berlin, BYOB (Bring your own beamer) invites various artists to come with their own projector to present their video and media-art works. The large number of artists and works participating in such an evening make it an organic- process based event, which can create all possible outcomes.

1020, Hammer-Purgstall-gasse 7

EVENT |  |  28.01.11  |  send link

Don't miss tomorrow's closing session at the w?atf Pop-Up shop, Westbahnstrasse 1070. The shop will pop up in a new location starting next month, and until then you are welcome to say goodbye and enjoy great music and of course great fashion and keep watching Mode:Block
11am - 7pm
Full article about the festival here.

DISCOURSE |  |  28.01.11  |  send link
Antwerp Fashion Conference 2011

The Antwerp fashion conference invites professionals from all facets of the fashion industry - from creation to retail! The conference is divided into four main topics: creation, production, marketing & e-commerce and  sales & distribution covered by national and international speakers.

More info about registration can be found here.

EVENT |  |  27.01.11  |  send link
Austrian Film Awards 2011

The Austrian film industry has shown an impressive track record in the last years, with national and international recognition and appreciation. For the first time, the Austrian Film Academy has nominated best candidates in all areas of film making. For Best Costume design three nominees are chosen for their fantastic work: Caterina Czepek for Mahler auf der Couch, Martina List for Das Vaterspiel, and Thomas Oláh for Women without Men.

DISCOURSE |  |  26.01.11  |  send link
Ringstrasse meets Berlin

Vienna’s golden age in fashion is honored in a special lecture at the SMB Staatliche Museen zu Berlin as part of the Fashion on Fashion lectures series. The lecture will focus on dress codes, top names and fashion icons from the Vienna Ringstrasse Era.
Speaker: Dr. Regina Karner, Wien Museum
Moderation and concept: Dr. Adelheid Rasche, Collection Modebild

DISCOURSE |  |  25.01.11  |  send link
VALIE EXPORT: a conference

Kunstuniversität Linz and the LENTOS are putting on a conference in honour of VALIE EXPORT, focused on the artist and her work.
Registration to the conference is possible until January 26: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The exhibition VALIE EXPORT.Time and Countertime at the LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz and at the Belvedere Vienna is open until January 30.

EDUCATION |  |  24.01.11  |  send link
Apply for scholarships
ImageThe Austrian Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture offers again 90 different scholarships for young artists in the following areas: Fine Arts, Architecture and Design, Photography, Video and Media Art, Fashion, Music and Performing Arts, Film and Literature.
Written applications should be sent to the ministry office by 31 March 2011.

Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
1014, Concordiaplatz 2

EVENT |  |  21.01.11  |  send link
Robert La Roche loves Lena Hoschek
ImageThe next collaboration is 100% Austrian: Robert La Roche hosts star designer Lena Hoschek in a new sunglasses collection. The first presentation will take place at the Opti Munich, 28-30 January. Guests are also invited to join the Launch-party on the 29th.

COMPETITION |  |  20.01.11  |  send link
Designs of the year 2011
ImageThe Design Museum in London have announced the designs nominated for the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011. The shortlist of nearly 90 designs across the fields of architecture, product, furniture, fashion, graphic, interactive and transport design will be on show at the museum from 16 February to 7 August.
Four Austrian projects are shortlisted: Tape Installations by For Use/Numen ( Architecture ), Dune designed by Rainer Mutsch, Manufactured By Eternit ( Furniture ), Design Criminals Edible Catalogue designed by Andreas Pohancenik ( Graphics ) and Quarz Series designed by Max Lamb ( UK ), Manufactured by J & L Lobmeyr ( Product )

The overall Brit Insurance Design of the Year will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 15 March 2011.

EXHIBITION |  |  20.01.11  |  send link
Kali Colors

The California based Austrian artist Kali will present his handcrafted amulets & jewelery at WUBET store in Vienna. With impressive craftsmanship he combines antique silver and gold with leather, semi-precious stones, glass beads and holy coins that are threaded to powerful jewelry.

WUBET store
1020, Praterstrasse 11
Opening: 5 - 8 pm

COMPETITION |  |  19.01.11  |  send link
Design for Life

The Humanity in Fashion Design Award for green fashion is awarded by hessnatur for the first time. Funding is available to young designers from Europe. 3 collections are nominated that are presented at an official ceremony to the press and the public in Berlin. The winner will receive an exclusive contract on the establishment of a Capsule Collection for hessnatur including a funding for a total of 25,000 €.
The nominees are: Julia Knüpfer (Soft Bonds), Janosch Mallwitz (Graduation), Anja Umann (Umasan)

Römischer Hof, Palazzo Italiano
Unter den Linden 10, 10117 Berlin

EXHIBITION |  |  18.01.11  |  send link
Fashion photography in Berlin
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Visiting Berlin Fashion week? Don't miss the exhibition MILK by fashion photographer Lukas Gansterer (yet another Austrian export) at the UNLIKE Gallery. The opening is today at 7-11 pm, and goes until February 28th. Gansterer lives and works in Vienna, and is known for his dramatic and boundaryless aesthetics.

sneak preview here

Unlike Gallery
Chausseestraße 116
10115 Berlin

DESIGNER |  |  18.01.11  |  send link
Paris - 1ère Classe
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Accessories and jewelry are not only a must-have of every fashionista, but also an area of endless innovation and controversy. Now it's the time to check out the latest trends at 1ère Classe, the accessory designers trade show in Paris. Don't forget to visit the Austrian designers there: Mühlbauer, Sonja Bischur, Eva Blut, Lila Pix and Barbara Rihl.

DESIGNER |  |  17.01.11  |  send link
Paris Men's Fall Winter
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Paris men's fashion week will kick off parallel to Berlin's fashion week. The following Austrian designers will showcase their collections in Paris: Superated @ Rendez-Vous, Michaela Bürger @ Valerie Demure Showroom, Petar Petrov @ Tranoi (his show is on January 22) and FLorian (check details here). And, though not Austrian, but a huge contribution to our next generation of designers, Bernhard Willhelm. For those following the Austrian highlights in Paris, don't forget to check Erwin Wurm's exhibition at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. The exhibition will be open until February 12.

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DESIGNER |  |  14.01.11  |  send link
Fashion Forward 2011 Winners
ImageThe Fashion Forward scheme sponsored by Coutts & Co and supported by the London Development Agency, was established 5 years ago to provide funding to talented emerging British designers to show and develop their businesses in London.

For the first time three winners have been awarded the sponsorship last night: Todd Lynn, Meadham Kirchhoff and Austrian-born Peter Pilotto. Congratulations!

EVENT |  |  14.01.11  |  send link
Last call for Designers & Creatives
ImageMODEPALAST: National and international Designers are requested to send their applications no later than January the 16th. Vienna Awards for Fashion & Lifestyle: New this year-Austrian creatives can send their submissions for nominations until the 15th of January. The award categories are in: Designer Branding (CI), Fashion Journalist, Hair Stylist, Make up, Stylist, Accessory Designer, Photographer, Model and Designer. Ringstraßen-Galerien Designer Award: Deadline for applications is February the 15th.

MAGAZINE |  |  14.01.11  |  send link

A new art, architecture and design magazine is on the market, created by no other than the MAK museum. The magazine, called cleverly MAK/ZINE and printed bilingually in German and English, is to be released several times a year and will be focusing on diverse artistic and cultural topics. Its first edition, which is out now, has been inspired by the current exhibit at the MAK entitled Envisioning Buildings: Reflecting Architecture in Contemporary Art Photography and features in-depth articles as well as stunning photography. Establishing itself as an informative guide and communicative gate for various disciplines with a modern edge, MAK/ZINE is sure to gain a cult following and see us through many years to come.

The exhibition is on until 22nd April 2012

EVENT |  |  13.01.11  |  send link
Berlin Fashion Week 2011
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It's Berlin time again - with great shows and appearances of local as well as international designers who will showcase their new collections in numerous trade fairs and showrooms, to a non-stop fashion fiesta across the city. Some of the Austrian highlights this year- Lena Hoschek will have a fashion show at Bebelplatz on the 19th, Mangelware will show at projektGALERIE showrooms, Advanced Minority at the Bread&Butter tradeshow, Mühlbauer at Premium, Anna Aichinger at Galeria Kaufhof and km/a, Milch and Steinwidder at the Eco showroom THEKEY.To

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JOB |  |  12.01.11  |  send link
Professors wanted
ImageHere are 2 job offers we received from the University for Art and Industrial Design (Kunstuniversität Linz)

Visiting Professor for Fashion, details here
University Professor for Textiles/Art & Design, details here

Deadline for job applications is January 31, 2011

EXHIBITION |  |  11.01.11  |  send link
Pitti Immagine in Florence
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The year in fashion starts in Italy (where else?) with great events and happenings.
Pitti Immagine will host in Florence, once again, a huge fashion fair, presenting 1,010 brands and 1,090 collections of local and international designers. Even Austria will have representatives at the fair: DUKES FINEST VINTAGE ARTISANLUDWIG REITER, SCHNEIDERS and STEINBOCK MODE.
New this year, and for the first time is the e-Pitti project: a virtual fair that will present the physical fair experience online. In addition to the online experience, you can follow the PITTI WEB TV.

ARTICLE |  |  10.01.11  |  send link
We are back and a new decade is here..
ImageHave you ever wondered how the next decades are gonna look like? Will we use computers or read books? Will the end of the world arrive? Or maybe we'll have world peace finally? Here are 20 predictions made by The Observer's top experts about the world in 25 years: from the web to wildlife, economy to nanotechnology, politics to sport, and even fashion - any guesses?