BOOKS | 15.05.17
ReFashioning Austria

Die Publikation zur Ausstellung
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EXHIBITION | 11.02.17
Material Essence

International Fashion Showcase 2017 / AUSTRIA
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INTERVIEWS | 09.10.16

FORMBYTIME combining mechanics and goldsmithery to create unique interactive jewellery
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DESIGNER | 25.06.16
Bags with souls

Accessory designer: Katharina Purkarthofer
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EXHIBITION | 07.06.16
Displaying Fashion

Begegnungen von Mode und Kunst
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INTERVIEWS | 22.05.16
Genähte Bilder

Ein Besuch bei der Textilkünstlerin Gudrun Leitner.
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INTERVIEWS | 02.05.16
netzwerk mode textil

Die Interessenvertretung der kulturwissenschaftlichen Textil- Kleider- und Modeforschung
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INTERVIEWS | 17.04.16
Fashion Revolution Austria

A day to ignite an attitude of change for the fashion industry- the Fashion Revolution Day comes...
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EXHIBITION | 03.01.16
Fashion Utopias

International Fashion Showcase 2016 / AUSTRIA
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INTERVIEWS | 05.12.15
Pairs of Eight

Das Atelier STOSSIMHIMMEL besteht bereits seit 1996. Ein Besuch bei den acht...
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Beyond Fashion Summit 2012
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Berlin is becoming a fixture when it comes to visionary and ecological innovations, and events such as the Beyond Fashion Summit make this so. Filled with conferences, workshops and talks, this two day conference is all about bringing in new technologies into fashion, and inspiring an ecological dialogue with the various industries involved. This year’s theme- Hypernature, promises to tackle issues such as sustainable or digital change within the business and will serve as the ideal place for communication and connection building for the fashion companies. Igniting interest and making ground for positive change are never wrong aims to go by!

Lückenwalder Strasse 4-6

Hyères Call for Entries
Image The annual spring International Festival of Fashion and Photography taking place in the idyllic south of France has helped establish some of the most prominent names and brands of the fashion and photography industry today. Already in its 28th edition this spring, the influential festival is calling for all entries within the fashion design and photography sphere. A distinguished jury will be judging the submitted works, and many more industry authorities are set to view weight in, so if it’s exposure you seek, it’s exposure you will get. Sign up until the 26th November and continue on to upload your portfolios and supporting documents in order to partake. Make a leap of faith and you never know!

Lifestyle Event Flandern

Belgian fashion has been catapulted to international fame thanks to the famous Six of Antwerp, but ever since, many young and noteworthy talents have joined the stage. Flanders Fashion Institute has been invited to present the collections of Flemish talents in Vienna during a lifestyle event organised by Tourism Flanders, and the works of the young designers Sofie Claes and Tom Van der Borght have been selected to be displayed during the two fashion shows of the evening. Fitting in perfectly with the other presentations of the Flemish culture that night, the designers are sure doing a great job at showcasing what Belgium has up its creative sleeve! Only by invitation!

The Global Skin Competition
ImageDeveloped 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
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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, Tiberius, Elke Freytag, Rose Beck, Callisti 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
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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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and start dreaming up your new wardrobe!

Contemporary Necklaces from the MAK Collection
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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.

MAK-Studiensammlung Metall
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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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