The Global Skin Competition
Developed by The Centre for Storytelling, The Global Skin project
focuses on audio-visual storytelling unified under the theme People & Textile. This worldwide project, promoting internationality in the new media and striving to involve as many various artists and students as possible, is already accepting submissions for this year’s competition. Anything from essays, videos, images or other creative outlets is welcome, so get creating and uploading for your chance to win great prizes, as well as have your piece appear in a feature film composed of the selected entries.
Deadline for submission 30th November
X-Mas Designer Shopping
2012|11|08 - 10
It’s always the season to treat yourself to some gifts, and even though Christmas might still be out of your radar, we suggest you go shopping anyway. After all, when an opportunity such as the X-Mas Designer Sale presents itself, why not jump right on it? Put on by Creative Headz, this shopping event is bringing together the must-have sample-collection pieces from brands such as Pitour
, Elke Freytag
, Rose Beck
and many more. So go on and make yourself a present!
Thursday 16:00 - 21:00
Friday 14:00 - 20:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
1060, Gumpendorfer Strasse 36
Salon Susanne Bisovsky
2012|11|10 - 11
We have somewhat of a soft spot for anything Susanne Bisovsky
puts her hands on and her mind to, and with her latest venture, it’s no different. Her autumn fashion salon, filled with the latest in ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories. Vienna Chic is the name this one-off salon, and we bet that’s exactly how you will look after shopping there. It’s neccessary to confirm your participation, so drop an e-mail to
and start dreaming up your new wardrobe!
Contemporary Necklaces from the MAK Collection
2012|11|06 - 2013|02|10
Complementing the Long Night of Jewellery art is a new MAK exhibit spotlighting necklace jewellery
all the way from the 1970s to today. Presenting the necklace as an art form in itself, along with its many creative and artistic facets and challenges, the exhibition is set to explore the unconventional, and out of the ordinary. Showing the vast diversity of approaches, materials and concepts used for the creation of such items, the works by the designers such as Susanne Hammer, Florian Ladstätter, Fritz Maierhofer or Andrea Maxa Halmschlager as well as by many other international designers, will have you convinced that there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to necklaces.
1010, Stubenring 5
Angewandte Sample Sale
The fashion department of the University of Applied Arts
is opening up its doors to all those eager shoppers and fashion enthusiast in town for a sample sale event. Famed for their innovative techniques, materials and desgins, the fashion students may be a long way off from being household names, but their works often prove otherwise. If standing out from the crowd with an identity piece is what you are after, this is the best place to stock up on some impressively unique pieces. Be brave and bold this winter!
University of Applied Arts
1010, Oskar Kokoschka Platz 2
The Long Night of Jewellery
For a city of so many small and independent jewellery workshops, Vienna sure is keeping its jewellery talents well under the radar. Opening up their doors to a larger public for the 5th annual Long Night of Jewellery
, the ateliers are inviting everyone to join in, discover one-of-a-kind creative adornments and chit-chat with true connoisseurs of the art for one night. Involving countless jewellery shops and designers all around town, this event gives bar-hopping a run for its money. So put on your walking shoes and make a night out of it!
17:00 - 24:00
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
2012|10|30 - 2012|11|30
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.
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
2012|11|9 - 11
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
Another Pop up
2012|10| 17 + 18
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
Mühlbauer Fashion Show
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
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
Blickfang and Giveaway
2012|10|19 - 21
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
until the 15th to enter the draw. Good luck!
Hamburg, 12-14th October
Vienna, 19-21st October
Aesthetic Politics in Fashion
2012|10|12 - 13
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
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
Ruins of Modernity Open Atelier
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
The Glove Makers & WUBET
2012|10|06 - 27
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
2012|10|04 - 2012|11|03
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
1010, Bauernmarkt 19
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