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SHOP |  |  29.11.11  |  send link
Vintage and Rosenroth Pop-up Store

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Stocked up with wonderful one-off designer pieces that any of us would be proud to strut along the street wearing, the vintage store Vintage and Rosenroth is a true vintage fashion oasis. Always happy to answer any questions, offer advice or even hunt down that one special piece you’ve been looking for, the shop offers fashion with heart, charm and history. Now, they are opening their first ever pop-up store and celebrating by holding a vernissage to mark the date. Afterwards, you will have two days to browse through the stock and very likely leave with a whole load of stylish pieces.

Vernissage: 30th November 2011
Pop-up Store:
1st December-3rd December 2011, 11:00- 22:00
Alte Ankerbrot Fabrik
1100, Ecke Absberggasse/Puchsbaumgasse

COMPETITION |  |  28.11.11  |  send link
A Shaded View On fashion Film - CALL
Image Created by the fashion superstar Diane Pernet, ASVOFF is a one of a kind event, presenting the best there is in short films with the emphasis on fashion. This unique and critically acclaimed international festival has been so far housed in Paris, but Barcelona has been chosen as the host city in January, bringing into the event three new competition sections of its own-official, student and mobile fashion film. For these, anyone can submit their work until the 1st of January in hope of winning the covetable prizes. Alongside the competitions, a Best of ASVOFF selection of films, handpicked by Diane, will be presented and numerous conferences, debates with industry professionals and more will also take place.
24th-27th January 2012
Caixa Forum Barcelona
Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8

EVENT |  |  25.11.11  |  send link
Fesch’ Markt
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The Austrian art and design market called cleverly Fesch’ Markt brings together young creative talents, fresh from their studios, and directly into an urban marketplace. Experienced curators have sieved through the masses of talent and have carefully chosen over 70 exhibitors in the categories of fashion, accessories, jewellery, art or product design. Aside from the main event itself, expect great music from 5 different DJs throughout the market, delicious food and drinks and interesting workshops, as well as a surprise wonder goody-bag filled with anything you can imagine. No reason to stay home!

26th November, 10:00-16:00
27th November, 11:00-20:00
1160, Ottakringer Brauerei

SALE |  |  23.11.11  |  send link
Awareness & Consciousness Sale
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Christiane Gruber, the founder and designer behind Awareness & Consciousness has made a name for herself with her wonderfully hand dyed and bleached pieces that are beyond unique. The flowing and sensuous jerseys create perfect silhouettes and offer comfort while the handmade colours add that extra something to her designs. Now you can have the special pieces for a bargain as a two day sale is being put up. The womenswear and accessories will be accompanied by the jewellery and leather products by the long-time Awareness & Consciousness collaborator Anneliese Schrenk, making this a one-stop event that will heal all your wardrobe troubles.

25th November, 15:00-20:00
26th November, 12:00-18:00
1150, Goldschlagstrasse 8 / 7

EXHIBITION |  |  23.11.11  |  send link
Foreign Feathers jewellery exhibition
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The exhibition space of artistic freedom, creative experimentation and unique collaborations- kunst.wirt.schaft is always one to be looking forward. Proving this, they are putting up an exhibition celebrating the merge between design and literature by combining the art of the word with that of the handcraft. The exhibition entitled ‘Foreign Feathers’ will be centered around a text by the praised author Clemens J. Setz and will present jewellery designs and works by many international designers. The Graz born Setz will also be opening the exhibition by reading out from his work. This is truly a unique opportunity to experience the closeness between different art practices and to see how ultimately, all art comes together.

Exhibition opening:
24th November, 7p.m.
Graz, Elisabethstraße 14

EVENT |  |  22.11.11  |  send link

Already in its tenth year, the largest fashion fair in Austria - Modepalast, is again set on presenting the best of the best in fashion, accessories, jewellery and interior design. Over 130 Austrian and international designers will be present this time, and since the applications for participation are now open, it’s your time to show off. The focus this year will fall on the Modepalast Generations and Modepalast Green, presenting young fashion from the design minds of the 55+ generation and showing a selection of green, sustainable and eco-design respectively. Another surprise is the launch of the Linz edition of the Viennese Expo, making the event even more accessible. Applications are open until the end of November so hurry and don’t miss your chance!

13th - 15th April 2012: Ursulinenhof, Kulturquartier Linz
4th-6th May 2012: MAK Vienna
Closing dates for both calls: November 30, 2011

EXHIBITION |  |  21.11.11  |  send link
Dries van Noten at SongSong
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Dries van Noten’s wonderful Spring/Summer 2012 collection includes yet again the designer’s utterly individual and inspirational use of prints that he is so highly praised upon. This time, van Noten has been inspired by the night-time cityscape photographs by James Reeve that offer a dreamy yet urban tone to the clothes. To celebrate this artistic union, an exhibition showing a selection from Dries van Noten’s collection alongside the photographs it was influenced by, is taking place in the Viennese concept store Song`s gallery space SongSong. Afterwards, the exhibit will be travelling the world, from Hong Kong to Tokyo, and finishing with a grand finale in Paris towards the end of January 2012. Hurry and enjoy!

until 24th November 2011
1020, Praterstrasse 11

COMPETITION |  |  20.11.11  |  send link
Hyères 2012
Image The International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères takes place each spring, promoting new talented artists in the fields of fashion and photography. The professional partnerships of the festival with many influential companies and individuals has elevated its status considerably and is now regarded as one of the most coveted fashion and photography competitions around. If you think you have what it takes to join the previous competitors such as Viktor & Rolf, Swash, C Neeon, Romain Kremer, Sandra Backlund, Jean-Paul Lespagnard and many others, don’t hesitate and apply. The sign-up deadline is near- 26th November after which you will have time to prepare your complete dossier as required by the 5th December. Good luck!

27th-30th April 2012

DISCOURSE |  |  17.11.11  |  send link
Talk: Photography and Fashion in Transition

Fashion is a multi-dimensional complex structure concerned with many aspects of the world we live in. Today, more than ever, these different aspects are interlinked and affecting each other. Photography and fashion are the perfect example of this, and so the Kunsthalle decided to hold a talk on this important concept of convergence. Exploring and discussing the function of photography in fashion and the way it is able to reflect and present clothes and styles, this is one lecture you wish you had in school!

Fotografie und Mode im Wandel
17th November, 5 p.m.
Vienna, Kunsthalle

EDUCATION |  |  17.11.11  |  send link
Open Days at Die Herbststraße
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Finishing secondary school is a happy time, albeit always accompanied by the pressure of choosing what to do next. The many opportunities for higher education make the decision even harder, but to ease this dilemma, the Herbstrasse school is organising open days at their school, hoping to attract as many potential students as possible. Famed for its combination of creativity, technically sound training and innovation, Herbstrasse is no doubt a very popular choice with future students, but can sometimes be a little intimidating. To make the school more accessible, the attendants during the open days will get a unique chance to visit classrooms, hear the experiences of the students and advice from the professors, and get an overall feeling for the school. You can’t lose anything by going!

daily 9:00-16:00
Die Herbststraße - Schulzentrum
1160, Herbststraße 104

DISCOURSE |  |  16.11.11  |  send link
Symposium Photography Unplugged
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The "Freie Klasse" (open class) of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has organised a two day symposium entitled Photography Unplugged , dealing with the limits and possibilities of the concept of photography. The relationship between photography and art or the media will also be explored, suggesting new innovative ideas. Performances from artists, connoisseurs or professionals are encouraged during the festival, allowing everyone to participate and share their opinion and knowledge on the subjects. Whether you would like to take part or simply come and take it all in, be sure to not miss this!

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Semper Depot, Mehrzweckhalle, 2nd floor
1060, Lehargasse 6-8

SHOP |  |  15.11.11  |  send link

The relatively new but already coveted Viennese brand Madames With A Mission, was inspired by the motto KISS! ‘keep it simple and sophisticated’, and it’s exactly what their garments portray. Simple elegance using traditional aesthetics as a source and adding a high dose of innovative techniques to it, MWAM is about high-quality, craftsmanship and avant-garde wearability-all style markers the Viennese fashion scene advocates so well. Now, the brand is opening a brand new showroom, stocked with all the new pieces for you to browse though and hopefully take home. Guest labels and designers will also be featured in the showroom, making for one interesting and varied shopping experience. There will also be a 15% discount on the night of the opening. Sounds good enough to us!

1060, Barnabitengasse 6

EXHIBITION |  |  14.11.11  |  send link
Crossing Fashion_Niger

The fourth edition of the cross-cultural project Crossing Fashion will this time be presenting a dialogue between Nigerian and Austrian designers. Devoted to cultural exchange and promotion of traditional textiles, cuts and materials, the project will see the designers from both countries creating fashion collections as a part of a joint workshop. The collections will then be presented in a fashion show in Graz as well as during Festival International de la Mode Africaine in Nigeria. A film and photo documentations of this inspiring project will be made, creating a memento of this worthy of a celebration intercultural event.

Fashion Show Graz:
17th November, 7 p.m.
Postgarage Graz
Dreihackengasse 42

Festival International de la Mode Africaine:
23rd to 27th November
Niamey, Nigeria

EXHIBITION |  |  13.11.11  |  send link
Hinterland Meets Iran
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The unconventional art space Hinterland has achieved to create room for art, fashion, events and discussions in the surroundings of design, architecture and art. In collaboration with 13 Iranian artists, Hinterland has embarked on presenting an exhibition composed of highly individual approaches to a personal hinterland. This special and very conceptual and enigmatic exhibit has already been shown in Azad Gallery in Tehran in 2010 and it is coming to Europe for the first time. Pop by and let yourself be surprised!

Hinterland meets Iran
opening: 14th November, start: 7.30 p.m.
1050, Krongasse 20

EXHIBITION |  |  11.11.11  |  send link
Vienna Art Week 2011
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The seventh edition of the much celebrated Vienna Art Week is approaching the city, attracting all collectors, curators, art critics, artists and art lovers. In this year’s theme- ‘Reflecting Reality’- a new relationship between art and the sciences, mainly psychoanalysis, will be explored. Looking at how art is representative of reality and in what ways it reflects or distorts it, various exhibitions, guided tours, panel discussions and much more will be taking place. Whether you are an art enthusiast or simply an appreciator of nice things or intellectual concepts, this is an event not to be missed!

EXHIBITION |  |  10.11.11  |  send link
Modezone Linz
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The fashion fair Modezone is taking place for the fifth time in the Lentos Museum of Modern Art in Linz and a great success is expected as usual. A mix of 46 international and home-grown designers will present their latest collections in clothes, accessories and product design. To further even more the merge of fashion, design and art, a fashion show is planned for the first time, bringing the exhibited products to life. Culinary delights will be in place for you to enjoy whilst taking a break from all the fashion, making sure you get enough energy for the aftershow party on the opening day of the fair. Have fun!

LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz
Linz, Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1

EXHIBITION |  |  10.11.11  |  send link
No fashion, please!
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Exploring the fundamental relationship between the body and the clothes, Kunsthalle’s new exhibition No fashion, please! will be presenting 19 smaller solo exhibitions, encompassing the contemporary international photography scene. The dialogue between fashion and photography will present a conceptual visual feast, breaking the traditional boundaries and exploring the unexplored. Featured will be the works of the likes of Bruce Weber, Brigitte Niedermair, Erwin Olaf, Alex Prager, Hanna Putz, Viviane Sassen, Sophia Wallace and many more. See you there!

Kunsthalle Wien
1070, Museumsplatz 1

DISCOURSE |  |  09.11.11  |  send link
Symposium: ANTI-DESIGN
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The first ever Victor J. Papanek Foundation symposium ANTI-DESIGN: "Prescription for Rebellion?" is set to explore the power of design in society and the influence it had in the past and the influence it continues to have in our contemporary time. Cantered around the concept of design as a social tool, leading figures and institutions in the field of design history and practice from all over the world will be looking particularly at radical design and its future. The two day symposium will include many interesting topics and it will feature panel discussions, receptions and film screenings, accommodating to everyone’s preferences. The event is free and open to all but registration is compulsory so don’t miss your chance to take part in this unique event and sign up!

09th November- 11th November
Ausstellungszentrum Heiligenkreuzer Hof
1010, Grashofgasse 3 or Schönlaterngasse 5

EXHIBITION |  |  07.11.11  |  send link
Allerhand! - Gripping Diversity
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The power of accessorising is an old one. Exercised rigorously during the centuries past, the styling and the pieces of accessories themselves have however changed drastically. The exhibition Allerhand! proves this by looking at the lost fashion of gloves and fans and will be putting on display 70 treasured and unique items representing the fan and glove design in history. Showing that these exquisite pieces were sometimes anything but utilitarian, this exhibit will make you lust for an over the top decorative piece of your own!  

Opening: 8th November, 7 p.m.
1010, Stubenring 5

EXHIBITION |  |  06.11.11  |  send link
Totem and Taboo
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Concentrating on contemporary art and design, this exhibition is about exploring the conventions deeply engraved into the two disciplines. Inspired by Sigmund Freud’s collection of essays entitled ‘Totem and Taboo’, the curators of the exhibit are cleverly using the psychoanalytical concept in describing the relationship between art and design in modernity. Questioning the boundaries and limitations and delving into the depths of art and design, this is what we define as a healthy exhibition therapy!

Artist Talk with Jow Scanlan
With Niklas Maak, director of the art section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Thu, Nov 17, 6 p.m.
freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL
Vienna, Museumsquartier

EVENT |  |  05.11.11  |  send link
The Long Night of Jewelry Art

Another edition of the much loved Long Night of Jewellery Art is back in Vienna. Displaying jewels by the Austrian designers such as Anita Münz, Bao Toan Puls, Susanne Blin, Josef Kinz, BEATIQUE, Margit Hart, Sabine Deller, FREAKS & ICONS & OSTFORM, Elisabeth Krainer, Astrid Gold, Alex Gasteiger, Ingrid Smolle, Alja Neuner, Gerti Machacek, Seitner Schmuckwerkstatt, Peschta, as well as many others, there will be a lot for you to take in. The city of Vienna will be playing an important role in the event, providing 46 places and spaces for the display and just like every year, the theme of jewellery art will be present in various special exhibitions, tours and art openings. Whether you are a jewellery fan or not, this is a great way to enjoy the night!

EVENT |  |  02.11.11  |  send link
Stoss im Himmel turns 15!

The studio for contemporary jewellery, Stoss im Himmel, is proudly celebrating its 15th birthday and doing so in style with a long night anniversary exhibition accompanied by the launch and presentation of their new catalogue. A wide variety of Austrian jewels will be displayed in a more conceptual fashion, considering the relationship between jewellery and the body. Heike Wanner, Susanne Matsché, Agnes Maria Hagg, Julia Bramhas or Astrid Zwatz are only a fraction of the artistic overload of the evening so don’t hesitate and come admire the results of the talented designers.

8th November, from 6 p.m.
Stoss im Himmel 3
1010, Vienna