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EVENT |  |  28.02.11  |  send link
Vienna Awards for Fashion & Lifestyle
ImageWe are very proud to announce our nomination to the Vienna Awards in the category “Best Fashion Journalism”, along with Stephan Hilpold (Der Standard) and Hans Stephan Grasser (DIVA). The Awards ceremony and Gala will be held on March 14th at the MuseumsQuartier Wien. (Only with Invitation)

See full list of nominations at

EXHIBITION |  |  25.02.11  |  send link
Plans for the weekend yet?


Two great exhibitions are about to be closed, so you got a very last chance to catch them. "Contemporary Jewelry from Austria", showcases young artists' innovative works, who took part in the competition for the "Eligius" Austrian Jewelry Design Award for 2010. While you're at the MAK, take the opportunity to visit "Leather, Fabric, Zipper", an exhibition dedicated to bags and zippers from the MAK collection.

MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst
1010, Stubenring 5

EXHIBITION |  |  24.02.11  |  send link
Eyewear Fair in Milan
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From London to Milan, fashion week is kicking off with the big and glamorous shows, and later continues with the international fairs such as the eyewear exhibition MIDO in Milan, which groups all major companies of the international eyewear industry. Austrian brands: Andy Wolf, Robert La Roche, Rolf Spectacles, Silhouette

EXHIBITION |  |  23.02.11  |  send link
OPENCities Faces - Last Chance!
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Migration and diversity are part of everyday's life in Vienna, just as in any other European metropolitan.
The photo exhibition OPENCities Faces explores the openness of eight European cities and portrays the people behind the immigration statistics. In Vienna, the photographer Martin Fuchs has searched companies which are run by immigrants. His journey has taken him from stores selling traditional Austrian dresses to Polish books and to American hip hop fashion.

Gasometer B,
1110, Guglgasse 8

SHOP |  |  22.02.11  |  send link
Bring in, Pimp, Restyle, Swap
ImageThe kick-off of the swap shop in Generali Center last week turned out as a huge success, and continues with full power to its next rounds of swapping & restyling. Each can swap his/her fashion items, and if wished, recycle, re-style and pimp it up with a professional help from the designer Walter Lunzer. Sewing machines and accessories will be available for your convenience.

February 24th -26th, 3 - 7 pm
March 3rd -5th, 3 - 7 pm
The workshops are open to the public, an early registration is recommended at: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

COMPETITION |  |  21.02.11  |  send link
Hyères Festival’s Finalists
ImageThe world known Festival International de la Mode et de la Photographie has published its finalists for 2011. This year unfortunately without Austrian participation, but still we like to keep an eye open. This year's president is Raf Simons, former guest professor at the University of Applied Arts (2000-2005). Here is an interview with him about the next generation. And check out this review of all Austrians participating in previous years.

EXHIBITION |  |  18.02.11  |  send link

The Viennese photographer Andreas Waldschuetz, creative director Adia Trischler and Collodion Wetplate photographer Stefan Sappert  joined forces again with the Irish fashion designer Una Burke, in the special project META.MORPH. A photo series and an experimental film will be presented during London Fashion Week on February 19th, within the framework of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout events.

EXHIBITION |  |  17.02.11  |  send link
Future Beauty
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For those who missed this great exhibition in London, now there's a chance to see it a bit closer, in Munich.
Future Beauty provides an overview of the Japanese avant-garde fashion in the last 30 years. Visionary designers like Rei Kawakubo, Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto challenged the Western beauty ideals and thus redefined fashion from scratch.

Haus der Kunst

Prinzregentenstrasse 1
80538 München

DESIGNER |  |  16.02.11  |  send link
New York & London
ImageIt is high season for all fashion lovers, with fashion weeks all over. NY fashion week is coming to its end. After the runway shows, the trade fairs will open their doors this weekend with lots of Austrian participation. Mühlbauer, FLorian, Wubet and Rose Beck will showcase their collections at the designers & agents fair, Petar Petrov at ISTOK Showroom @ Rendez-Vous NYC and rosa mosa at Greg Mills Showroom. The Viennese Agency Sokalo will represent  the labels AND_i, mangelware, art point, Karin Wagner and Edith A'Gay at The Train. In addition Edith A'Gay will show her work with jewelry designer Oliver Weber at the Austrian embassy in Washington DC on February 17th.

And nearly at the same time ... from February 18th - 23rd the London fashion week starts! On the catwalk schedule our exile Austrians in London - Peter Pilotto and Marios Schwab.
And do not miss the live streamings here

CAMPAIGN |  |  15.02.11  |  send link
Online petition for fair Fashion
ImageGreen fashion is a much celebrated topic in all recent fashion weeks and also in the press. But what happens after the shows? The renowned magazine modeafFAIRe has created an online petition that aims to enhance the focus on fair fashion also in public life.
The website collects signatures under the slogan Faire Mode find'ich gut!, so that socio-ecological fashion will be more apparent in trade and in everyday assortments. The campaign is supported by prominent signatures and fashion chains who really aim to change the textile industry.

EVENT |  |  14.02.11  |  send link
Happy Valentine’s Day
ImageValentine’s Day is celebrated today at the Generali Center in a unique and fashionable way:
Andy Wolf eyewear invites you to check out his current collection. Like how it fits? Pose and take a photo in the analog photo machine for a classic black and white picture. From the 4 photos strip, two can go into your album, and two will go straight to Andy Wolf to keep.

Or, for the valentines among you, TWO 4 ONE: come in couples and take a photo in the machine! Each couple receives a small gift - a free picture. From each photo strip, one photo will be kept and used in the exhibition Love in the Generali-Center, organized by Mother Agency.

noon - 6pm
1060, Mariahilfer Straße 77

SHOP |  |  11.02.11  |  send link
W?atf Pop-Up new location
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After the success in Westbahnstrasse, W?atf Pop-up store continues to a new Location - the Showroom in Generali-Center- with additional designers: MaikoMangelware, artpoint, Madames with a Mission and T-Shirts of the Slovenian label Alya Slemensek. The shop will be open until March 5th, and will of course continue its tradition with inspiring events and fine music.

GENERALI-CENTER Showroom, 1st floor
1070, Mariahilferstr. 77

DISCOURSE |  |  10.02.11  |  send link
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A 3-day symposium about making, crafting and designing organized by the Akademie Schloss Solitude is scheduled to start today. Speakers from well known universities will talk about the perspectives on design as a human activity. In addition to the talks, visitors are invited to parallel workshops to expand and explore further the topic

Akademie Schloss Solitude
Solitude 3
70197 Stuttgart

EXHIBITION |  |  09.02.11  |  send link
Berlin by Night - last chance
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Miss Berlin already? Here is a great recap from the city: Ellen von Unwerth, one of the most influential fashion photographers worldwide, made a photo shoot with a special focus on Berlin by Night. The photographs were taken in Berlin's iconic nightclub “Tresor” and were inspired by the vibrant nightlife of Berlin's creative scene and the fashion metropolis.

NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
Ehrenhof 2, 40479 Düsseldorf

EXHIBITION |  |  08.02.11  |  send link
Indigo International Textile Exhibition
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More than 50,000 people from the fashion industry from over 110 countries will attend Europe´s most important textile trade in Paris to learn and shop the upcoming trends in textile. The University for Art and Industrian Design in Linz, Department Textile / Art & Design , has an ongoing cooperation since 2001. Under this year's working title " Dekonstruktionalisierung", six Bachelor and Master students will participate with more than 300 fabric designs that are implemented in the screen printing and digital printing processes.

Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte
95975 Roissy Charles de Gaulle Cédex

BOOK |  |  07.02.11  |  send link
Fashion Statements
ImageFashion Statements presents an eclectic array of essays regarding the meanings of fashion and articulate the new directions of an everyday cultural phenomenon.  Contributors bring insightful, playful, and accessible takes on a subject that often gets little significant attention from theoretical perspectives. This book reflects and interprets the hybridism of contemporary cultural inquiry, bringing aspects like race, class, gender, and technological issues.

COMPETITION |  |  05.02.11  |  send link
The red dot design award
ImageThe red dot design award with its disciplines: red dot award: product design, red dot award: communication design, and red dot award: design concept is one of the leading and biggest design competitions in the world.
While the red dot award: product design has entered its final registration phase ( deadline February 9 ), the red dot award: design concept is now open for 2011.

EXHIBITION |  |  04.02.11  |  send link
Beyond the other side
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The French institute invites you to the opening of Beyond the other side, based on 1/2 publications. 1/2 is a project of artistic exchange between four french graphic designers/illustrators, who live in four european capitals: Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and Vienna. 1/2 is a kind of perpetual trip across cities and also minds.

Palais Clam-Gallas
Institut Français de Vienne
1090, Währingerstr. 30

EVENT |  |  03.02.11  |  send link
Bloglovin’ Awards
ImageVote for your favorite fashion blog for the winning of the bloglovin' awards 2011 . The winners will be announced on Feb. 13th, during New York Fashion Week. This year’s categories: Best personal style, Best street style, Most original, Newcomer of the year and best fashion news.

SALE |  |  02.02.11  |  send link
Designer super sale weekend
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Don’t miss this special opportunity to buy selected items from the following designers’ sample-collections: Callisti, Claudia Rosa Lukas, Edith A’gay, Elfenkleid, Michel Mayer, Rose Beck, Shakkei, and Tiberius. Drinks and DJ’s spins are guaranteed!

Thursday, Friday: 4 - 9pm
Saturday: noon - 6pm
1060, Gumpendorferstraße 36

FILM TV |  |  01.02.11  |  send link
African Threads and Laces - Film Series

The film Women’s Cot (Nigeria 2005) will be premiered as part of the collaboration between Filmarchiv and the exhibition African Lace. The film, directed by Dickson Iroegbu, tells a story of a movement that started off as an NGO for widows, quickly turned into a full scale cult that encourages women to kill their husbands to join up and become wealthy.

METRO KINO, 8.30pm
1010, Johannesgasse 4