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PERFORMANCE |  |  30.03.12  |  send link
Finnisage Vanity & Lecture Performance

The Kunsthalle exhibition Vanity is drawing to an end and a proper celebration is in order to mark its success. The finnisage event consists of an artistic multimedia-intervention including a video, audio and photo installation composed from the works of Georg Petermichl, Jakob Lena Knebl, Martin Sulzbacher and Markus Hausleitner (house of the very islands). A lecture performance by Lisbeth Freiß will follow, bringing the wonderful exhibition to a close, leaving us all hoping for a new one just as good and maybe even better!

Start: 17:00
Kunsthalle Vienna
1070, Museumsplatz 1

EXHIBITION |  |  28.03.12  |  send link
Shaping Space Pattern Books

The textile, art and design department of the University of Art and Design Linz has teamed up with Kunstraum NOE to bring you a presentation of their latest project- the pattern books, under the title Shaping Space. The books, being a collection of templates often used in the process of creation by designers and artists of all sorts, allow the visitors to peek into the complex and curious system of artistic production. These prototypes, forms and structures also delve into the issues of reproduction and repetition, making this presentation one very interesting place for a contemporary look on art as well as its many modern facets.

Start: 16:00
Bibliothek Kunstraum NOE
1010, Herrengasse 13

EVENT |  |  27.03.12  |  send link
Notorious Fashion Minds

TEDxVienna has collaborated with Notorious Magazine for a truly grand fashion event. It will see an elite collection of Austrian bloggers and fashion professionals gathered together to talk about their opinions, critiques and hopes about fashion. The speakers, such as Yvan Rodic (Facehunter), Sabinna Rachimova, (Broken-Cookies), Alex Schönburg (Agency4e7), Anouk Wipprecht (Tech Couture) and Daniela Enzi (Deputy Director, MQ Vienna) prove that this will really be an event of the Notorious Fashion Minds. Naturally, a stylish after-party will follow all the action, showing once again that the fashion crowd is the ultimate party crowd!

The Ring Hotel
1010, Kärntner Ring 8

SHOW |  |  25.03.12  |  send link
Modeakt`12 & Klamottenlauf
Image2012|03|29 & 30

Knowing the talents coming out of the fashion college Herbststraße, we have no doubts that their fashion shows will be events full of excellent design and innovation: This year’s graduates are celebrating their graduation time in high style as they organise the fashion show Modeakt' 12, featuring more than an impressive number of 100 outfits.

Just one single day later, the presentation of the upcoming graduates of the A-College Fashion, Design and Textile schools from the Herbststraße entitled Klamottenlauf will be taking place at the Workshop and Culture House (WUK). Inspired by various themes and concepts, the clothes will be anything from heritage-driven to avant-garde, creating a series of inimitable narratives.

Save the date and see you there!

Modeakt` 12: March 29, Entry: 19:00
Museum für Völkerkunde Wien , 1010, Burgring 5
Klamottenlauf: March 30, Entry: 19:00
, 1090, Währingerstraße 59

EXHIBITION |  |  22.03.12  |  send link
Elsa Okazaki at Neni

For the ninth time the Neni Art Collective teams up with an artist - this time it`s the visual artist Elsa Okazaki to present an exhibition of her work. The Vienna-based and widely travelled Elsa, who has made her name with her stunning photography and videos, is definitely a talent to keep your eye on. Complete with DJ beats, culinary delights and a great atmosphere, Neni caters to all the senses. Come take a look, a bite and have a blast!

1020, Praterstrasse 1

SHOP |  |  21.03.12  |  send link
Fashion Collection Performance

As a part of the second edition of the Hallstatt-Textiles Symposium, which will be focusing on the ancient textiles excavated in Hallstatt and their groundbreaking significance, a fashion collection performance by Christina Dörfler and Cornelia Bast has been organised. "Wandering Tribe" by Christina Dörfler has been built around dye and colour experiments, the pieces from the collection will be creating an aesthetic collage of the present and the past. Experiments with Japanese Schibori and Austrian blueprint techniques have also been attempted, so expect a truly exceptional study in cross-cultural textile art. Cornelia Bast will be showing
"Freeze - Thaw", a performance relating to "Transformation of Time". Both pieces will be choreographed to great music are set to result in a great fashion performance!

Start: 19:00
Natural History Museum Vienna
1010, Burgring 7

EDUCATION |  |  19.03.12  |  send link
Start-Scholarships 2012
Image The Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture is dedicated to supporting and promoting the young talents of which Austria has plenty, and proves this each year with 90 scholarships given out to promising fresh artists in various arts and culture sectors. As every year, 5 Start-Scholarships will be awarded to up-and-coming Austrian fashion designers, and it is your chance to be one of them. The financial grants are of great help in taking the first steps and the previous scholarship winners are living proof of that. Sometimes support is all a great artist needs!

Written applications should be sent to the ministry office by 31 March 2012.
Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
1014, Concordiaplatz 2

COMPETITION |  |  17.03.12  |  send link
Thomas Hauser’s Romy a Winner
Image One of the most renowned international design competitions Red Dot Design has awarded Atelier Allure by Thomas Hauser the grand award in the watch and jewellery product category for the second consecutive year. The winner piece- a bracelet called Romy combines high quality craftsmanship with beautiful aesthetics and makes it clear why Hauser has impressed the jury once again. The special bracelet will be displayed in a month-long exhibition at the Red Dot Museum in the summer. Congratulations for the award, and the beautiful bracelet, are in order!
Read our interview back from February 2011 here

EVENT |  |  14.03.12  |  send link
Unikat B Applied Art and Design
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The beautiful surroundings of the Gayenhofen Castle will serve once again as a stunning backdrop for the Unikat B exhibition. This special event is much more than just an exhibition of Austrian and international applied arts and design talents, providing an unforgettable atmosphere infused with artistic quality and an international reputation. Visitors will be treated to one-off jewellery, fashion, accessories, glassware or china pieces, all created by the very talented artists from Austria, Germany, France and Switzerland. Save the date!

Opening: Friday, 20:00
Schloss Gayenhofen
Schloss-Gayenhofenplatz 2
6700 Bludenz

SHOP |  |  14.03.12  |  send link
Meshit Presentation @ Comerc Store

The Comerc store is officially opening its gates and doing so with the help of the uber-cool Meshit label. Meshit will be putting up a presentation of their newest AW ’12 collection with exclusive pics by Daliah Spiegel, so there will be no shortage of good style on the night. The entire spring collection of the brand will also be on display, tempting you to jumpstart the new season, while drinks will be served to keep your spirits up. We’re party ready!

1070, Westbahnstraße 20

SHOP |  |  14.03.12  |  send link
Urban Tool Store Opening

The Austrian label Urban Tool is opening its new store in Vienna, right in the middle of the trendy design-driven Margareten. Their new Viennese homebase has been carefully prepared for the celebration launch and the opening of the store and it will be welcoming all urban dwellers to come around and have peek at what the brand has to show. Offering more than 40 different products in various styles and colours, this is the place for anyone looking for bags, laptop cases and diverse everyday accessories. Stylish and urban-cool indeed!

Opening: 17:00
1050, Margaretenplatz 3

BOOK |  |  12.03.12  |  send link
Erni Mangold reads Elfriede Gerstl

For the Viennese writer Elfriede Gerstl, clothes were an everlasting life issue. In one of her books, entitled Kleiderflug, she remembers about garments worn and unfortunately displaced or lost during years of travel and relocation. The book, written in 1995, has still the contemporary power of the present, as clothes are infused with that magical and elusive something we all know too well ourselves. Fashion is very much a poetical and lyrical language, and Elfriede proves this just right. The book reading, conducted by Erni Mangold, should be an unforgettable treat!

Start: 18:30
1040 Wien, Karlsplatz

SHOP |  |  12.03.12  |  send link
Happy Ending Pop-up Store

With the magnificent fashion month at an end, it’s safe to say we all already have our eyes on the next hot pieces for our wardrobes. However, it’s never too late to revisit seasons past and give clothes a second chance. That is exactly the concept that the Happy Ending pop-up store has in mind. Carefully curated by Gregor Pirouzi, stunning fashion and accessory pieces by Austrian, as well as international brands will be taken out. Expect names such as Jil Sander, Marni, Isabel Marant, Elfenkleid, And_I, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs or Lena Hoschek, amongst many many others. Come and bring the fashion to a new life!

1010, Tuchlauben 12

EXHIBITION |  |  10.03.12  |  send link
Hyères 2012 Photo Selection
Image Being chosen to feature in the Hyères Fashion and Photo Festival is a huge honour. The exhibition, praised for its talent-uncovering abilities has, as always, received hundreds of applications from determined photographers, but only a mere fraction of them could make it to the final round. The ten extremely talented artists who are to be a part of the 27th edition of the festival have been picked by art professionals of the highest calibre, and it shows. The chosen few are Olga Cafiero (Italy), Jessica Eaton (Canada), Richard Kolker (GB), Namsa Leuba (Switzerland), Florian van Roekel (Netherlands), Akira Somekawa (Japan), Brea Souders (USA), Yasuyuki Takagi (Japan), Manuel Vazquez (Spain) and the wonderfully gifted Vienna-born Hanna Putz. We know who our vote (and heart) would go to!

Villa Noailles
27th -30th April
Montée de Noailles
83 400 Hyères

SHOW |  |  08.03.12  |  send link
Schmuck 12 - jewelry fair in Munich
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The international trade show Schmuck 12, taking place each year in Munich, is a sight of wonder. This year, over 60 participants from all over the world will be displaying their otherworldly jewellery creations and hoping to be awarded one of the three grand prizes of the show. Two Viennese jewellery collectives- Schmuckstelle and STOSSimHIMMEL are also set to present eight of their very talented artists: The special event "8together" will be including creations by Caroline Ertl, Katie Gruber, Michelle Kraemer, Viktoria Münzker, Katharina Schmid, Claudia Steiner, Eva Tesarik and  Birgit Wie. Their highly individual, sculptural and utterly beautiful pieces of contemporary jewels are sure to make you fall head over heals in love!

8together: March 15-18, 2012
Galerie Gestalterbund
Munich, Holzstrasse 22

SHOP |  |  06.03.12  |  send link
Shopping Guide 2012
ImageShopping is an activity we all hold dear. But with workloads never ceasing and schedules packed to the last minute, who can feel other than discouraged by the hours spent looking for the right stores? Luckily, the new Shopping Guide 2012 is here, offering detailed information on stores, style, labels, spa-hotels and much more. The re-vamped guide is stylish as ever, and will without a problem fit in your handbag, ready to take you on the shopping spree of your life. ENJOY Awards in 28 categories were also given to companies and stores for their excellence and customer satisfaction, awarding, among others, Michel Mayer for best Austrian design and Gebrüder Stitch in the Special Concept category. Is there anything this little nifty guide doesn’t know about shopping in Austria?

EXHIBITION |  |  04.03.12  |  send link
The Total Look
Image2012|02|26 - 05|20

Leave it to the MOCA to organise an exhibition like no other! Their most recent venture documents the relationship between three talented people whose interconnected lives led to an artistic collaboration to be remembered. The exhibit displays photographs of the fashion designs by the great Vienna-born Rudi Gernreich, worn by his muse Peggy Moffitt and shot by William Claxton. The photos, full of energy and style, feature clothes from the 60s and 70s, but could not appear more contemporary. The ageless feel of Gernreich’s designs is captured in images representing fashion, art and friendship, making one thing clear- fashion never really goes out of fashion!

The Total Look
Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

SHOP |  |  04.03.12  |  send link
We Bandits Store
Image As much as we all love pop-up stores and the excitement that comes along with shopping at such short-lived places, we also hate it when they go. Imagine our delight when hearing about the We Bandits shiny new permanent space, which will from now on bring you time-unlimited fashion, accessories, shoes and more. Stocking designers from all over the world and supporting young talents at the same time, We Bandits is the perfect place to start reviving your wardrobe. It’s a pop-up store that will not be popping out anytime soon!

Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00-19:00
1060, Theobaldgasse 14

FILM TV |  |  02.03.12  |  send link
Fashion Weekend on ARTE
Image2012|03|02 - 03|04

With Paris Fashion Week underway, what better way to celebrate the upcoming fashion season than with a peek into the behind the scenes of the whirlwind world of style? ARTE has decided to take up the task of including the public in the latest shows, fashion issues and designer inspirations by holding a three day long TV Fashion Weekend programme. The whole extravaganza will start off with none other than Anna Wintour in the September Issue, only to be followed by exclusive show visits to Lanvin, Isabel Marant or Fendi. To accompany the TV event, a special Fashion Weekend edition of ARTE magazine is hitting the kiosks. Have a wonderfully fashionable weekend!

EXHIBITION |  |  01.03.12  |  send link
Renaissance at the KHM
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It’s your last chance to visit the long-running and very successful exhibit Renessenz ! The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna has collaborated with the students of the fashion school Michelbeuern to create a collection influenced by the Renaissance, featuring pieces revisiting the at the time popular collars or jackets, brought up to speed with our modern world. Alongside this, the students have been asked to create new uniforms for the museum’s staff, infusing the traditional atmosphere of the place with some true contemporary spirit. A good example of how art transcends all time!

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
1010, Maria-Theresien-Platz