Royal wedding dresses
To celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate, Kensington Palace has brought out six sumptuous gowns - seldom seen by the public - all worn by royal brides over the past 200 years.
Take a look at the audio slideshow
and see how fashions changed through the decades.
The All Together Now Issue
A fresh and new fashion magazine from Berlin is about to hit the newsstands (29th April). OE Magazine
is a collaboration of the Berlin based agency Arne Eberle
, the design office Maven
and the stylist Rainer Metz
, who took the initiative to present the lively and complex fashion scene of Berlin and the whole of Germany in a visual format. The publication will from now on appear twice a year. We wish the newbie a lot of dedicated readers!
Pelt Me with Gold and Silver
Fairy-tales have always been a source of inspiration and fascination for people all over the world. Designer Dorte Kaufmann
and photographer Wolfgang Silveri
are giving four classic fairy-tale characters the opportunity to tell their stories differently. Sterntaler, Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Pechmarie take their fate into their own hands and present themselves as modern and fashion-conscious women.
1010, Stubenring 5
La Couture à l'Oeuvre
2011|03|25 - 2011|07|24
A retrospective exhibition dedicated to the true mistress of couture-Madame Grès is being put on at the Musée Bourdelle
in Paris. Encompassing her impressive career that produced beautiful architectural and draped dresses are 80 pieces that will be on display. If you want to delve into classic style or just appreciate timeless elegance, mark your Easter holidays by visiting this one of a kind exhibition.
18, rue Antoine Bourdelle
Chicken Fashion With Dip
The fashion show of the students of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna is not for another two months (June 16th) but their promotional campaign
has already been released to spark our interest and imagination. Pre–sale of tickets will start in early June so be sure not to miss this occasion!
Paris in Vienna
Use the perfect weather to see the outdoor exhibition Paris Noire
, presenting large scale photographs by fashion photographer Katarina Balgavy
. Eight pictures are shown during the next couple of weeks on two of the house walls of Vienna’s photolab Foto Leutner
. Take a stroll through the city’s old downtown and enjoy the unconventional art setting!
1070, Kaiserstrasse 58
The second issue of Berlin based Fräulein Magazine
has just been published. Gracing its cover is Sabina Schreder who was awarded the best stylist prize by the Vienna Fashion & Lifestyle Awards in 2010.
Get it before it sells out!
Internet killed the Video Star
Ten years after its spectacular VIDEO exhibition, at which Malcolm McLaren gave the opening address, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is dedicating a virtual exhibition to the post-MTV generation. This exhibition will only be available on the Internet at www.nrw-forum.de
A system of connections and links will guide the user to ever more new videos on the Internet, culminating in a call to continue the exhibition to infinity.
Help for Japan
The Pratersauna team organizes a charity event to help Japan after the current events, as a sign of compassion and solidarity from Vienna. Many of the music, fashion and art scene will support the event as well, creating a sizzeling environment with DJ's, designers sample sales and art installations. The participating designers are: And_i, Anna Aichinger, Edith A'Gay, Maiko, Mühlbauer, Nina Peter, Transformation by Angel,
Ute Ploier, Wendy & Jim
as well as Japanese fashion students from the University of Applied Arts.
1020, Waldsteingartenstrasse 135
If you are feeling a little overwhelmed by all the fashion happenings in Vienna lately, we suggest you take a short break and pay a visit to Bratislava. The weekend event ‘Bratislava for everyone' offers concerts, city tours and traditional food tasting throughout the city. While there, you could pop in to view the Fashion in Action
photography exhibition by Šymon Kliman and visit the highly profiled Francophone Film Festival
, taking place in small cinemas around the old historical centre and welcoming guests such as Louis Garrel, Arthur Igual or Olias Barco, and providing great events throughout. As a cherry on top, a unique Vintage Bazaar
will be organised. What are you waiting for?
Last Call for Designers
The Assembly Design Festival
2011 will take place from the 12th to 15th of May in Graz, where local and international designers will showcase their creations during a four day fashion celebration; fashion shows, exhibitions, installation, the Kastner & Oehler Fashion Award and more.
Designers can send their application until April 17th here
And the winner is...
Richter | Switala
has been crowned this years proud winner of the Ringstassen-Galerien Award. The Berlin-based designer duo Camilla Richter and Katrin Switala presented an outfit which consisted of a silk jersey catsuit and a silk organza trench coat. Other highlights of the evening were a show from designer Emil Gampe, and the beats by Merio Mel & The Lovemores. Congratulations to the winner and good luck to all next year!
Berlin Press Days AW11
2011|04|14 - 15
Some serious effort has been put by the city of Berlin into establishing its fertile PR agency environment. As a proof of that, Berlin’s press agencies
, which double as showrooms, are now once again opening their doors to journalists to allow them to browse, shop and report on new collections. Joining forces for a promotion of their labels, the agencies are certainly up for one fashionable unification!
Fashion graduates of Herbststrasse College will present their final collections in a unique fashion show
during which 24 men’s and women’s collections will be shown. The young designers will be honored by an official after-party celebration hosted by peng! Magazine. It’s a fashion event one of a kind!
1190, Döblinger Hauptstraße 76-78
Ringstrassen-Galleries Award '11
It’s time for the 8th annual Ringstrassen-Galleries Designer Award with eight national and international designers
in the finale, presenting their collections on the theme Spring Fever, Summer Breeze
. The winner will receive amongst other prizes, a trophy made by AND_i and a magazine editorial. See you there!
Show starts at 8.30pm
1010, Kärntner Ring 5-7
Design Vision Austria
2011|04|12 - 17
Advantage Austria (AWO) along with the Austrian Furniture Industry and Wien Products are getting together to present Austrian Design in Italy
. Close to 30 Austrian designers, artists and traditional craftsmen are participating by showing in the 600m2 exhibition space set up by Philipp Bruni, Gilbert Bretterbauer, Sound:Frame and Walking Chair. A special Design-Info Lounge and a Design Party with the Red Bull Music Academy (April 14th,9pm - 12pm) are also some of the side events on offer. Great excuse for a quick trip!
Via Gaspare Bugatti 7
In line with this week's Milan Furniture fair, London designers Zerofee have created a mobile web app for following the #milanuncut project, an experimental, collaborative journalism project that aims to lift the lid on the design world.#milanuncut wants designers, journalists and manufacturers to engage in an honest discussion about the industry.
We are wishing a very happy birthday to Michael Dürr
and his photography career which turns 20 this year!
A private, only-by-invitation
party is organised in his honour in the adequately named Hall of the Muses. Have a great one!
20/40 ca jubilè de Michael Dürr
The Habsburg Staterooms : Hall of the Muses
1010, Augustinerstraße 1
Already featured in FAQ magazine
#11, Mark Baigent and Julia Rupertsberger, the creative brains behind Mark&Julia
, a young emerging fashion brand based in Vienna, will present "Trigonomia", their first Collection for Autumn/Winter 11/12. A DJ line-up of PINIE WANG - MYYY BITCH CLUB, MIA LEGENSTEIN and RIOT MODE vs. BOOOM will add to the atmosphere, creating a one of a kind event. The Launch party starts at 11pm
1060, Mariahilferstrasse 101, 3 hof
Passion for Fashion
from Herbststrasse in association with mother agency will show their innovative and extravagant collections during the first ever Fashion Friday
at the Generali center. Expect shows throughout the day, accompanied by good musical beats, with a special act by fii
- Vienna's champion beatboxer. Don’t miss it!
1060, Mariahilferstraße 77
The final year students of the School of Fashion and Clothing Technology of Vienna
, under the wing of Atil Kutoglu, are staging a unique fashion show at the Museum of Military History
. The main theme for this years designs has been Inspirations
, and so if you are interested in seeing what inspires very young students, and what the results are, be sure not to miss the show!
Museum of Military History, Hall of fame
1030, Ghegastraße, Objekt 18
States of Matter in LA
2011|03|04 - 2011|06|05
Only recently invited to take part in the Womenswear trade show Pitti W
in Florence with a special project, the Rodarte sisters are currently holding an exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles
called States of Matter
, presented by Swarovski. The exhibition features pieces from Rodarte’s runway collections, as well as original ballet costumes designed for the film Black Swan. For those of you who cannot make it, have a look at the exhibition here