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DISCOURSE |  |  31.10.12  |  send link
Decoded Fashion London

Decoded Fashion London is the first European event of its kind, promoting creative collaborations between innovative startups and heads of Fashion & Retail. The day-long conference sheds light on the topic of Fashion & Technology.
It will feature panels of experts and interactive curated talks from innovative startups and heads of fashion and retail, such as the use of high-tech marketing and augmented reality luxury retail campaigns. Speakers include a mix of top fashion, retail and technology leaders from companies including Facebook, Moda Operandi, ASOS, WWD, British Fashion Council and Tumblr.

10 startups will pitch live at the event and the winner will be determined by a panel of fashion and retail executives. The winner of The Fashion Pitch will walk away with a $50,000 investment from Index Ventures. It is one of the largest investment prizes ever given to a startup in Europe.

We will be there too, so tune in for more detailed reports and make sure you follow the conference live on twitter #DFLondon

10:00 - 17:00
6–9 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AG

EXHIBITION |  |  28.10.12  |  send link
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You don’t have to be a photography buff to enjoy some of the many exhibits and side events on offer during the Eyes-On Photography Month in Vienna. The month-long photography marathon event has involved galleries and museums all over town, exhibiting anything from journalistic to avant-garde photos. If you, just like us are looking forward to some of the fashion themed displays. Keep your eyes on the programme!

Vienna is part of the European Month of Photography, a common project with Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxemburg and Paris.

DESIGNER |  |  22.10.12  |  send link
AND_i at the MAK

Who says Tuesday night shouldn’t be fun? We have the perfect event for you to go to, combining design with some quality down-time. As a part of MAK’s After Work Meeting Point series, the mastermind behind the successful AND_i label- Andreas Eberharter will present hand-picked highlights of the new jewellery and accessories collection called ‘bliss’. This exclusive presentation naturally goes hand-in-hand with a drink, lively atmosphere and great people, so abandon your TV plans for tonight and do something a bit different. Bliss!

MAK Design Shop

DISCOURSE |  |  21.10.12  |  send link
Machine-knitting Workshop
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We all know Veronika Persché for her irreplaceable knitting expertise, which always leaves us hoping we could do at least half as much with only some threads. Our hopes are no more just wishful thinking, as Veronika has prepared a 2,5 day machine-knitting workshop, teaching you all the basics of this wonderful craft. Seeing fabric appear right from under your fingers is a delight, so investing a little will certainly bring you joy, just as much as it will educate you in the art of knitting.

1090, Währinger Strasse 59

SHOP |  |  16.10.12  |  send link
Another Pop up
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Taking place at the f6 - The open factory is a pop-up store stocked up with everything you might, or might not need, and then some. Displaying home-designed, self-made beautiful items that radiate individuality and uniqueness, the two-day pop-up store will also keep you entertained with a raffle, a button illustration workshop, a photo booth and much more. With a DJ in tow and drinks and nibbles going around, fun is a guarantee, so come and discover the uncommon.

1060, Esterházygasse 3

SHOW |  |  15.10.12  |  send link
Mühlbauer Fashion Show

Mühlbauer is a legend when it comes to Viennese fashion and craftsmanship, but the brand is continuously evolving and presenting new eye-catching collections, all building upon the long line of heritage pieces. Treating all of Mühlbauer’s fans to a delight, the store has organised a fashion show, introducing all the new hats and clothes on offer in the new season. The show will be followed by late night shopping all the way until 23:00, so take your friends and enjoy!
1010, Seilergasse 5

DISCOURSE |  |  13.10.12  |  send link
Exhibitions for a Night

The Wien Museum has got together with the Viennese group toxic dreams to stage four extraordinary takes on the museum’s collection. Creating stories and interacting with the objects, the toxic dreams ensemble will breathe new life into the passive items, producing unrepeatable shows. Three of those are still in the line- Museum objects for attack, XXL – Oversized Painting and
Mysterious Objects / fake stories. Now that’s what we call performances you don’t see every day!

Wien Museum Karlsplatz
1040, Karlsplatz 8

EVENT |  |  11.10.12  |  send link
Blickfang and Giveaway
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Spotlighting blooming international talents. Blickfang is a design event to be reckoned with and applauded for its support of young innovators. Showcasing anything from fashion to furniture, jewellery and other accessories, Blickfang has all the designers present, giving the visitors the opportunity to not just try out the products but also ask questions and get to know the actual minds behind the objects. What’s more, you can purchase anything that catches your eye right on the spot, and we bet no one will leave this event empty handed. On top of it all, we have 3x2 tickets to give away, so like us on Facebook and drop us an e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it until the 15th to enter the draw. Good luck!

Hamburg, 12-14th October
Vienna, 19-21st October

DISCOURSE |  |  10.10.12  |  send link
Aesthetic Politics in Fashion
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The Fashion and Style Department of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has organised an international symposium called Aesthetic Politics in Fashion, set on examining the relationships between fashion, art, design and the economic and political currents of the contemporary world. Diverse panels are on the programme, including Aesthetic Economies, Production of Space or Alternative Aesthetic Politics, all dealing with serious interdisciplinary issues the fashion and design world are facing. Also on the schedule is an evening panel discussion to seal the first day of the symposium, and a workshop to end the two day event.

1070, Karl Schweighofer Gasse 3
Discussion: 12th October, 19:00-21:30
1070, Breite Gasse 3

SHOP |  |  09.10.12  |  send link
S/GHT News

The multi-brand fashion and accessory store At First Sight has been given a facelift, coinciding with the store’s 5th anniversary, and to celebrate the past successful years and the new future awaiting, the store has been renamed to a snappier S/IGHT. The new name is far from all that’s changed. A permanent exhibition space has been set up on site serving as a platform for young designers and artists, and to kick this new concept off, S/IGHT invites you to a vernissage by Miriam Bethmann, introduced during the anniversary celebration party. Cheers to that!

1070, Kirchengasse 24

DESIGNER |  |  08.10.12  |  send link
Ruins of Modernity Open Atelier
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Ruins of Modernity is a Viennese based brand with a clear concept in mind, putting out one understated yet rock’n’roll and elegant piece after another. Its SS 13 collection poignantly entitled Wild at Heart drew us in during Vienna Fashion Week, and if you too want to get closer to the designs, try them, buy them and learn more about the design process along the way, the two-day open atelier event is just the thing for you. Come and see!

1030, Paulusgasse 10

EXHIBITION |  |  04.10.12  |  send link
The Glove Makers & WUBET
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The Dutch mixed- media artist Carla van Beers’ work is as versatile as it gets, so no wonder her interests in exploring art from every angle has brought her to the conceptual handmade accessory label WUBET. To emphasise the artistry in both WUBET’s products and van Beers’ pieces, an exhibition entitled Undressing Art has been put up at the label’s Viennese showroom, presenting some truly intriguing and otherworldly glove designs. It’s a perfect fit!

1020, Praterstrasse 11

EXHIBITION |  |  02.10.12  |  send link
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Rare and different concepts are always a welcomed addition to the art and fashion world, and the V&V Gallery is exhibiting pieces sprung from exactly that kind of artistic experimentation. Innovative objects by Ursula Guttmann and Elisabeth Grebe explore our view of our own bodies and try to push the idea of the super-human beyond its boundaries. For a peculiar but inspiring experience, come and see for yourself.

Opening: 4th October, 19:00
Galerie V&V
1010, Bauernmarkt 19

DISCOURSE |  |  02.10.12  |  send link
Talking Textiles Lecture

As a part of the Vienna Design Week, the University of Applied Arts in Vienna is hosting a lecture focalizing on textiles. Since fabrics are the closest thing to come into contact with our bodies every day, it is important to try and grasp their nature and their potential in evolving. Learning more about textiles is exactly what this themed talk is about, and it features speakers ranging from designers to executives and reporters, so you are guaranteed to walk out with a fair amount of new knowledge.

University of Applied Arts Vienna
1010, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2

DESIGNER |  |  01.10.12  |  send link
Clemens en August Tour
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The exclusive tours of Clemens en August are eponymous happenings, and even though they only take place in 10 chosen cities for a period of 3 short days, you can make sure you don’t miss out on anything. One of the first stops of the travelling boutique is Vienna, and the location will offer desirable prices and one-off opportunities for purchase. In order to stand out from the crowd, one must go where the connoisseurs shop. And we think we know just the place!

11:00- 20:00
Leopold Museum
1070, Museumsplatz 1