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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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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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

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

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

Global Jacket Project

Fashion label’s KAYIKO social art initiative called the Global Jacket Project is all up in arms again, and this time, the concept of creating jackets which will travel the world raising awareness about certain issues has been given a revamp. Four Austrian brands- KAYIKO, Madames with a Mission, Liniert and Shakkei each designed a jacket in support of Ute Bock’s refugee project. To add your own bit to the project, take part in the grand benefit organised in collaboration with the fashion college Herbststrasse.

Modeschule Herbststrasse
1160 Vienna

Elfie Semotan Book Presentation

The internationally acclaimed Austrian fashion photography icon that is Elfie Semotan has a new book out, and it’s your chance to get an exclusive first-hand look not just at the book itself, but at its artist too. The book called stand-ins, composed of Polaroid images taken in preparation for the actual shoots, is a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of Elfie’s artistic process. The book presentation will be conducted in the form of a conversation between Elfie Semotan and the director of the MUMOK- Karola Kraus. See you there!

19:00 - 21:00
Walther König

impulse insight

The impulse programme of the ‘austria wirtschaftservice’ (aws - Austrian Economic Development Service, a federal development and financing bank) is the nationwide promotional scheme for the creative economy. Within the frame of Vienna Design Week, impulse has organised the insight event, providing information and first-hand professional advice, as well as answers to all questions you might have concerning creative industry options, grants, trainings and much more. Supporting Austrian creativity and making it more publicly visible is what impulse is all about, so if you need anything from advice to answers or help, this is the event to participate in. To join in, register until the 2nd October!

Designforum Wien
1070, Museumsplatz 1

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There is still a lot of artistry left in the business of publishing, and paying homage to it is Kunsthalle’s 3rd edition of the Independent Publishers and Artzine Fair Vienna. Gathering exhibitors, artists and publishers from all over the world, the two-day event strives to highlight the undeniable passion hidden behind the often commercialised industry. It will show self-published books and magazines, special pieces and small circulation gems, intertwined with interesting lectures and conversations on the topic. Come and experience the enthusiasm yourself!

Kunsthalle Wien, Halle 1

Late Night Shopping


Combining a fun shopping experience with the promotion of Vienna’s fashion and design districts makes a lot of sense. What better time to do it then on one of the last relatively balmy evenings of September? 7tm invites you to a Late Night Shopping happening all around the 6th district of Vienna, involving numerous shops who are set to be offering anything from sale pieces, new collections, different events and much more. Bring your friends and shop away!

16:00 - 22:00
1060, Gumpendorfer Straße

WearFair 2012
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The Austrian eco-fashion trade show WearFair is not one to lack style, all the while flying the flag for sustainability and fairness in the fashion and design business. In this year’s edition of the successful trade show, brands from all over Europe make their way in, creating a hub of eco-fashion sure to impress any visitor. Besides the many talented designers, the WearFair 2012 boasts one of the most extensive side programmes ever, including a fashion show, a shopping night, workshops and more. Once again, WearFair is bringing innovation into the eco fashion business and paving the way for responsible style!

Tabakfabrik Linz
Ludlgasse 19
A-4020 Linz

Design Market Edelstoff 02
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To come across individual, creative and relatively unknown designers is no easy feat these days, with the shopping streets and websites overflowing with mass consumer brands. So when an opportunity to hunt down Austrian and international fashion, accessory or design pieces that you can be sure not many people will have at home, it’s a given you must go. The Design Market Edelstoff makes our desire for one-offs a little easier to fulfil, as it provides a space and a platform for aspiring or up-and-coming designers to present their work and make their talent count. Shop until we drop we will!

Anker Expedithalle
1110, Puchsbaumgasse 1C

Fashion Weeks
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Fashion weeks make this seasonal transition we are entering all worth while, as we all carefully follow the newest takes on skirt lengths, jacket cuts, materials, textures and what have you. Nothing less than influential trend-setting will be coming our way from the four fashion capitals, be it from the runway or off it, and the biggest names in fashion design are preparing to wow, stun and impress. We will be paying special attention to all the Austrian talent abroad, so join us and tune in into the fashion month of September!

New York, 5th-13th September
London, 14th- 18th September
Milan, 19th- 25th September
Paris 25th September- 4th October

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Sneakerness 2012

The sneaker convention everyone has been waiting for is finally back in town, inviting all sneaker-fans, collectors or shoppers for a day of unrivalled sports shoe lavishness. Sneakerness is the absolute destination for discovering brand-new models, innovative technologies, coolest designs and largest collections of sneakers in Europe. What’s more, you can do far more than just look around as many designs are up for sale, so you might just walk out with that one pair no one else in town will be sporting anytime soon. The hype is big and we believe it!

Media Opera
1030, Karl Farkas Gasse 19

rosa mosa Sample Sale
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To get a taste of true Austrian design with a hint of internationalism and otherworldliness, there is no one better to pay a visit to than rosa mosa. The label is having a sample sale in their new space, so come if looking for a state-of-the-art craftsmanship infused with a playful quirkiness and masterly quality. The shoes on sale will not only entice you, but also keep your finances intact. See you there!

thursday, 17:00 - 21:00
friday, 12:00 - 19:00

Linke Wienzeile 178
Top 125 + 126
1060 Vienna

MQ Vienna Fashion Week 2012
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For a week every September, it seems Vienna breathes and lives on fashion. Hosting the annual MQ Vienna Fashion Week, the city floods with press, buyers, stylists, designers, and visitors, all partaking in the action. As per usual, expect a fashion and sales area, a showroom, numerous side events and parties, not to forget the show line-up. The tickets come in a limited amount though, so the sooner you buy, the better. See you all there!

MuseumsQuartier Wien/quartier21
1070, Museumsplatz 1

Vintage Salon Vienna
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The *gschwandner space, full of heritage and historical ambience, is set to be transformed into a vintage salon, offering various vintage brands from the times gone by. Expect anything from fashion, design and furniture pieces, as well as traditional handcrafted products, all presented with the irreplaceable atmospheric space of the *gschwandner in the background. It’s a contemporary experience of a good shopping day out merged with a heritage loaded event.

1170, Geblergasse 36

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