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EVENT |  |  26.09.11  |  send link
Eco Fabric Showroom & Fabric Sample Show
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The Vienna based Ecofashion Showroom has organised a one day event featuring Lebenskleidung, a trade agency with an expertise of bio- and sustainable-materials. A selection of their jersey basics will be shown, and exclusively, fair-trade hand-woven silks from India will be presented.
A few days later an intimate fabric sample show will be taking place in Salzburg, offering a lot of interesting materials for designers. Local representatives will be showing their high quality fabrics that will be available to order in smaller quantities as well. Both examples perfectly show how fashion and environment can work together!

Eco Fabric Showroom
3rd October, 2 - 7 p.m.
Yppenplatz 5
1160 Wien

SMS Fabric Parade
5th-6th October
Brandboxx Salzburg GmbH
Moosfeldstr. 1
5101 Bergheim, Salzburg

EVENT |  |  26.09.11  |  send link
Backyard Store Opening

The private second hand and design concept shop under the name Backyard Store has after 3 years of its successful existence brought its genius to Vienna. Offering one-off pieces of clothing, CDs, books, magazines and much more, the store is giving a chance for anyone to showcase their designs or bring in their unwanted pieces. Special sale days with DJs or new label presentations are only a fraction of the exciting events awaiting you in the coming months, starting with the grand opening bash where you will find yourself dancing all through the night.

Store-Opening: 12 - 6 p.m.
from 6 p.m. BYS-Opening Party (Guestlist only)
1070, Kirchengasse 18

EVENT |  |  26.09.11  |  send link
United Nude Flagshipstore Opening

An iconic brand intersecting design with fashion, United Nude has achieved what many never will. The uber-creative label designing conceptual, elegant and innovative shoes has won over the hearts of hundreds in London, Amsterdam or Shanghai, and is about to do just that in Vienna. Bringing along its coolness and style, the highlights of the new collection will be shown, immersing you into the fantasy world of shoe design. Don’t miss it!

from 30th September
United Nude Flagshipstore
1010, Herrengasse 6 – 8

EVENT |  |  26.09.11  |  send link
Paris Fashion Week

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Paris Fashion Week is almost upon us, and apart from the usual design superstars on the schedule, you can also get your dose of some seriously good Austrian fashion. Showing at tradeshows, showrooms or special one-day events, the clothing, jewellery and accessory brands such as Anna Aichinger, Andy Wolf, Anelia Peschev, Eva Blut, Florian Jewelry, Hartmann Nordenholz, Michel Mayer, Mühlbauer, Petar Petrov, Rosa Mosa, Rose Beck, Schella Kann, Superated and Wendy & Jim will make your heart skip a beat. Also, having a connection with Austria through birthplace, education or financial support in the early stages, Peter Pilotto, Marios Schwab, +Beryll, Michaela Bürger, Anne-Marie Herckes, Jacco Bijoux, Devi KroellPelican Avenue, Barbara Rihl, Nicolas Andreas Taralis will be showing, making this years’ Paris Fashion Week loaded with more talent.
The list of the designers is not yet complete, but we will naturally keep you in the picture. For further details see Modem Online and Mode à Paris.

DISCOURSE |  |  19.09.11  |  send link
Fashion and Movement Conference

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Over the course of three days, a fully packed programme of guided exhibition tours, talks, catwalk shows and much more will make up the Fashion and Movement Conference. Exploring the interplay between clothes and the body, expect interesting ideas about the role of movement in fashion. The historical, technological and ritual perspectives of movement in fashion will be picked apart and analysed by experts, among which Silke Geppert from Dommuseum Salzburg and Ursula Helg from the University of Vienna will give talks on changing moving images and performing clothes respectively. Join in!

22 – 24 September 2011
Zurich University of the Arts
Main Auditorium
Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8031 Zurich, Switzerland

PERFORMANCE |  |  19.09.11  |  send link
MAK NITE: Patterns of Aura


In an intriguing cooperation with the Romanian Cultural Institute in Vienna, this time’s Mak Nite will feature an exploration into the depths of fashion, focusing on the mysterious phenomenon of the aura. Entitled ‘Patterns of Aura’, this fashion performance by the Bucharest-based art collective APPARATUS 22 is representing a poetical and elusive fashion collection of 15 pieces of mens- and womenswear, allowing you to enter a deep ‘hyper-state of fashion’. As a surprise bonus, the Romanian musician Syllyconductor will be doing a mix to suit the unconventional mood of the evening.

MAK - Säulenhalle
20th September, 8 p.m.
1010, Stubenring 5

EXHIBITION |  |  19.09.11  |  send link
Exit Azubis 2008 - 11

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The graduating class of the Hetzendorf Fashion School in cooperation with The University of Art and Design Linz will for the first time present their final-year designs in a group exhibition. Going for a more varied and interdisciplinary spectrum, photo and video installations will be presented alongside the student’s fashion creations. Setting fashion in a more open context, the exhibition proves that fashion can be intersected with other art forms and so made interesting not only for the fashion fans. Don`t forget to pick up the printed publication of the student’s designs, making for a great reference and style guide!

Vernissage: 28th September, 7pm
1010, Georg-Coch-Platz 2

PERFORMANCE |  |  19.09.11  |  send link
Nilbar Güres: UNDRESSING

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Exploring the often racist and hostile view on Muslim women in Austria, the Turkish Vienna-based artist Nilbar Güres is presenting an exceptional video performance named ‘Undressing’. Presented by the increasingly prominent platform EIKON, Güres offers a deeply personal statement with a biographical note. The head-scarf becomes the main focus of the presentation, symbolizing, with its choice of fabric or style of wearing, the individuality and independence of a seemingly restrictive piece of cloth. Come have a truly culturally enhancing experience!

10am - 10pm
EIKON SchAUfenster
Electric Avenue / quartier21

SHOW |  |  13.09.11  |  send link
London Fashion Week
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The quirkiest of all the fashion week siblings-London, has rightfully earned the reputation of a young designers’ friendly event. More than anywhere else are young fresh ideas supported and presented on the same level with Burberry or Vivienne Westwood. No different this year, London’s Newgen scheme, pushing forward yet unknown names has brought up some of the biggest names in fashion now. The Austrians Marios Schwab or Peter Pilotto, among others, have star-rocketed thanks to London’s experimental attitude, and we are very happy they did so.

London Fashion Week
Digital Schedule Spring Summer 2012
Men's Wear Day, 21st September
The Daily
And join the conversation on Twitter #LFW

COMPETITION |  |  13.09.11  |  send link
Slow Fashion Award 2012

Slow Fashion, the agency for sustainable design is bringing their Fashion Award for the 4th time. Dealing with the issue of sustainable textile development, the Slow Fashion Award chose the theme of ‘Nighties & Linens’ this year, focusing on bringing forward the best in bedcloth and sleepwear. An appointed jury will choose three winners from among all the submissions who will be presented and awarded during Berlin Fashion Week in January as well as in Vienna in June. Good luck to everyone!

Nighties & Linen
open until September 30th, 2011

EVENT |  |  12.09.11  |  send link
Official MQ Vienna Fashion Week Party


What would any Fashion Week be without parties? It’s no different in Vienna, and making it to the Pratersauna MQ Party is a must. Presented by Electronic Beats, the internationally successful French DJ star Miss Kittin is set to headline the evening, supported by Friedrich Locke, Gerald van der Hilt, B:Loco or Jens Timber amongst others. Bringing you the best in electro pop, techno and all the music you know and love, dancing the night away after a fashion-packed week is a delight. See you on the dancefloor!

For a chance to win 2x2 tickets, send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with "MQVFW Party" in the subject line.

Bunkerfloor: Miss Kittin, Friedrich Locke (Pratersauna, Wurstsalon), Gerald van der Hint (Meat Market)
Mainflloor hosted by The Room: Florian Kaltstrom, Jens Timber, Bono Goldbaum, B:Loco
Glashaus hosted by Superfly: The Superfly DJ Collective

starts at 9pm
1020, Waldsteingartenstraße 135

DESIGNER |  |  09.09.11  |  send link
NY Fashion Week Viennese Accessory

Kicking off the most anticipated few weeks in fashion, New York Fashion Week is once again transforming the bustling city into one big runway. The first summer collections of the new season are to be presented by the biggest names in the industry, but as always, more intimate events and shows are also on the menu. Right after the official Fashion Week, make sure to pop by the Viennese Accessory displays at Designers & Agents presented by Wien Products. Rosa Mosa, Rose Beck, Mühlbauer and Florian jewelry are bringing their hats, jewels, bags and shoes that can easily stand their ground in a fashion overload.

New York Fashion Week  
8th-15th September
Austrian Designer`s Showrooms @ D & A
Chelsea Art Museum
16th -18th  September

EVENT |  |  08.09.11  |  send link
Sneakerness convention

The ultimate indulgence for sneaker fans - the Sneakerness convention - is back in Vienna for the third time and about to make some serious noise with its cult following. Aimed collectors, traders, sellers or producers, this event is sure to ignite a shopping spree flame in everyone in attendance. The multi-brand pop-up is presenting sneakers by the sneaker brands of the moment such as Nike, Puma or G-Shock, made directly available for you to purchase. Come to exhibit, buy, sell or just look around and don’t forget the pumped-up afterparty hosted by Vice including a special surprise act.

10th September – 12am-7pm
1160, Ottakringer Strasse 91