MQ Summer of Fashion Opening
Opening the grand MQ Summer of Fashion
is a three day extravaganza of exhibition openings, shows, parties and performances. Get ready for a TECHNOSENSUAL
exhibition of avant-garde textiles transformed into clothes followed by a panel discussion on the future of fashion technology, see the final collection presentations of the Herbstrasse
students, let loose at a fashion afterparty and much more. The line-up is extensive, so make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action paving the way for the MQ Summer of Fashion!
Full programme hier
1070, Museumsplatz 1/5
2012|06|14 - 09|23
The exhibit Reflecting Fashion
at the museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien (mumok) is set to look at the history of fashion and its relationship to art, focusing on the concept of modernity and the contemporary. It presents beautifully the interplay between art and fashion, but if that is not enough, a lecture called Is Fashion Art?
by the Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) Valerie Steele
is sure to make you pay a visit. Inspired by the Schiaparelli / Dali gown on display at the mumok, Steele will be discussing the extent to which clothes really can be seen as art pieces. A must-see in our opinion!
Lecture: 15th June, 19:00 @ mumok kino, Tickets € 2 - 6
1070, Museumsplatz 1
The End of Designer as Dictator
A lecture on the development of fashion is to be given at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) by the marketing expert from the University of Southern California- Joseph Nunes
. He will be reporting on ‘The End of Designer as Dictator: How Fashion Critics Affect Aesthetic Innovation’
, examining the power of the fashion critics in the contemporary fashion industry, as well as their effect on the designs themselves. Attempting to understand who decides what the new it item or trend is, Nunes will also be visiting the notion of fashion as creativity and an artistic practice, making it difficult to be labelled or constricted to the specific view of a chosen group of people.
13:00 - 15:00
1090, Augasse 2-6
Vienna Fashion Night
Vienna Fashion Night
is set for a grand comeback! The second edition of the stylish event has over 100 shops and department stores taking part in creating the best shopping atmosphere full of tempting discounts, limited edition pieces, fine champagne, good music, and more. There are enough treats to go around all evening, only interrupted by a stunning fashion show (10pm) where you can see the freshest collections from designers such as VERSUS Versace or Lena Hoschek, followed by the Vivie Awards, given out in three categories. Vienna Fashion Night is as charitable as it is stylish though, this time raising awareness about heart disease affecting women. Lena Hoschek has created a special heart bracelet for the night, and you can of course get the Vienna Fashion Night bag to help raise money. That’s what we call shopping with a cause!
Vienna Inner City
Sample Sale 0812
2012|06|08 - 23
The on-going Viennese festival Wir Sind Wien
is about celebrating and promoting a city full of creativity, art and diversity. This is why one of the festival’s events is a sample sale
offering exclusive items by young designers. Newcomers such as BRADARIC:OHMAE, BRCLG - Lisa, Edi&Johanna Diwold, DIRNINGER, ENTRANCE STAFF, ELJOT, KATRIN MAYER, GABRIEL SCHLESINGER, MÈLA, MESHIT, MADELEINE NOSTITZ, ROMANA ZÖCHLING and WILFRIED MAYER will be presenting their clothes and accessories in this special one-off pop-up store. To make sure you are always one step ahead of the fashion trends, invest in some pieces by up-and-coming talents. You won’t regret it!
1080, Piaristengasse 60
The 3rd issue of the biannual Berlin based OE Magazine
is finally out. Providing an independent and diverse view on German fashion, with a special focus on the Berlin fashion scene, the mag has this time around enlisted 9 photographers, 8 stylists and other professionals in order to create 10 remarkable editorials, presenting over 80 labels. The new issue, under the working title I Am What I Am, is made to measure for a good style read with images out of this world. OE definitely is a visually exhilarating magazine and turning it into a collectible item is almost a must.
DAA T-Shirt Exhibition
The International project Designers Against Aids (DAA)
by the Belgian non-profit organisation Beauty Without Irony has been raising awareness about AIDS for some years now, hoping to reach young people and inform about the disease. Receiving a lot of support from international media, who are eager to promote a project of this importance and calibre, DAA has also enlisted over 150 artists to participate on the project by customising T-Shirts. An exhibition
presenting a selection of the best designs including T-Shirts by Diane Pernet & Pierre Marie Agin, Tim Van Steenbergen, Nathalie Hunter and Vienna based Designer Claudia Rosa Lukas and many many more has been put on to remember the great collaborations, as well as to remind of the importance of the issue. An exhibition with a message indeed!
Open: June 7-9th & 14-16th
13:00 - 18:00
City Hall of Antwerp
Grote Markt 1
PANik6: Performance as Vision
Visualisation, mediation and theatrical dramatization of the everyday are what performance art is made of. The visionary power of images and signs arising from it is hardly a topic to be overlooked, and so the sixth in line PANik evening is taking place. The artistically curated exhibition soiree by PAN (Performance Art Network Vienna)
is set to examine the performative wonders by presenting international artists and their own visions of the world. Expect conceptual artists such as Robert Jelinek, who shows his own take on synchronised swimming made into an utterly contemporary artistic performance. A special performance lecture on the subversive fashion project Voodoo Chanel
is also on the programme, held by Melissa Logan from Chicks On Speed.
Shuttle-Service U2 Aspernstraße 18:15, 18:45
1220, Am Rollfeld (aspern + Die Seestadt Wiens)
The students of the University of Art and Design Linz
in cooperation with the Fashion Institute of Vienna
are putting on a fashion show for the third time. More than 120 stylish pieces of the students will be presented, alongside the works of the Japanese students from Bunka College. Expect nothing traditional though, as the show is set to take on a more curated and conceptual path. The audience can prepare to get caught in a turbulent performance show, presenting the student fashion designs in a truly entertaining light!
1030, Erdbergstrasse 109
Guided Vienna Nr.2
The second edition of the super useful and stylish Guided Vienna
shopping guide has arrived! Mapping out the best of the fashion and design spots of the city, the guide will provide you with 62 invaluable tips where you are bound to find exactly what you are looking for, be it the perfect dress or a special coffee table. Bringing the guide to life is a presentation party, DJ-ed by Tingel Tangel, so we know that Guided Vienna 2 is just as stylish as its predecessor.
1070, Lerchenfelderstrasse 1-3
The Backyard Sale
is already an eponymous happening, despite being just 4 years old. Its 2012 edition presents, as every year, a large array of Austrian and international labels, as well as private second hand sellers. Backyard Sale is far from an ordinary shopping experience, merging a conceptual fashion event with great music provided by an almost infinite DJ line-up, and a party scene not to be missed. Come shop and party away day or night!
Free entry : 13:00 - 19:00
Shop & Party: 22:00 - 01:00 / €8,€10
Party: 22:00 - 06:00
Pratersauna - Social Life & Art Space
1020, Waldsteingartenstraße 135
The use of social networking is becoming almost a necessity for fashion houses in the 21st century. It is exciting however, to see heritage brands such as Armani hold the reigns of the internet take-over. Taking to the Twitter platform, Armani will host the first ever series of live discussions in the form of Q&As, delving into some of the most important issues shaping and affecting the fashion industry today. Distinguished fashion professionals have been enlisted for each of the Tweet Talks, shedding informed light on the relevant topics. The inaugural talk, entitled China: The New Fashion Superpower
has an impressive panel consisting of Angelica Cheung (Editor-in-Chief, Vogue China), Hung Huang (Publisher, Blogger), Godfrey Deeny (Fashion Critic), Federico Marchetti (Founder & CEO, YOOX Group), Susanna Lau (Fashion Writer and Blogger, stylebubble.co.uk) and Tommy Ton (Photographer, jakandjil.com). Twitter just got the fashion treatment!
CINEMA PHOTOGRAPHIQUE special
2012|05|31 - 2012|06|21
The three-week (an)gespannt exhibition
at the Base-Level Gallery, in cooperation with Cinema Photographique by Michael Dürr
, is opening with a vernissage centred around the first fashion collection of the newcomer Agnes Aistleitner and her highly innovative and unconventional brand Global Citizen
. Presented in collaboration with fashion photographer Michael Dürr and graffiti artist Adham Bakry, this multimedia fashion installation carries a unique political and cultural message
whilst showing the craftsmanship behind Global Citizen’s high-quality avant-garde pieces. Revolutionizing Austrian fashion one step at a time!
1010, Rudolfsplatz / Heinrichsgasse 4
The Textile Pattern Collection of Emilie Flöge
2012|05|25 - 2012|12|02
It’s said that behind every great man stands an even greater woman. True enough, even Gustav Klimt had a lifelong muse to inspire his wonderful creations, and she was noone else but his wife, the fashion designer Emilie Flöge. A folk-art enthusiast, she collected bits and pieces such as delicate laces or bright embroidery from different countries and regions, and used them in her fashion designs. The Austrian Museum of of Folk Life and Folk Art
, in the framework of Klimt’s Year 2012
, has organised an exhibit with over 350 of Flöge’s collected pieces, examining their effect on art nouveau, as well as on Klimt himself. Look out for side events such as talks by the curator about the collection or historian’s peek into the female lifestyle at the end of the century.
The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art
1080, Laudongasse 15–19
Show Angewandte 12 Ticket Pre-Sale
2012|05|24 + 31
Almost 50 super-talented soon-to-be-graduates are set to present an astounding number of some of the most creative and freedom-driven outfits one can witness in Austria. If you really can’t wait to lay your hands on your very own ticket to the greatly expected Angewandte Show 12
this is your chance to do so before it gets too late. A ticket pre-sale will happen on the 24th and 31st of May and so you can make sure you will definitely not miss the show everyone is talking about
. Hurry to the ticket pre-sale and make a note in your diary!
15.00 - 19:00
University of Applied Arts Vienna, Aula
1010, Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2
Eva Blut Pop-up Store
2012|05|23 - 2012|06|02
Expect great things from the Viennese label Eva Blut
in 2012 as the brand is set to expand. To commemorate and celebrate this new venture, Eva Blut is hosting a series of events under the name The Vienna Machine
, spread over a period of multiple weeks. Get ready for a pop-up store, stocked with past and present collections, perfect for any fashion enthusiast craving the sophisticated yet urban chic accessories Eva Blut does so well. The store will be transformed in the evening into a space for artists of all sorts, providing entertainment such as concerts or installations to all those who join in. See you there!
23rd - 26th May
30th May - 2nd June
1070, Westbahnstraße 22
2012|05|24 - 2012|07|15
The designer Susanne Hammer
knows her way around jewellery. Her particular focus on beads however, is what makes her stand out in the often streamlined jewellery design world of today. This is why the V&V Gallery
has decided to put over 30 of her most recent pieces on display, tracking Hammer's layered and complex inspirations and transformations of the simple bead.
24th May, 19:00
1010, Bauernmarkt 19
The Cycle Chic Book Presentation
Denmark is a land of bicycles, but also a land of style. Ever since the now legendary Copenhagen Cycle Chic blog
was set up by Mikael Coleville-Anderson
, it's been attracting a whole lot of attention to how it captures the individualism of the bikers. Its author, who manages to make even biking seem glamorous, has put together a book on the subjects, entitled fittingly The Cycle Chic Book. To celebrate, as well as to establish a connection between the stylish bike-obsessed cities of Copenhagen and Vienna, a book party is being held. Expect a discussion with the author himself and guest speakers like Martin Blum
and Paul Rasper
. The bicycle really is the new 'it' accessory!
1010, Friedrich Schmidt Platz 9
The Schullin Collection
2012|05|03 - 2012|08|08
The Viennese fine jewellery house Schullin
is very short of being a legend in the jewellery-design circles and the newest exhibition in Graz
makes this even clearer. Celebrating the annual Schullin workshops which took place in Graz from 1991-1999, the exhibit is displaying the most beautiful pieces to have come out of the 90s.
63 of the exhibits are up for sale for the museum, so there is chance you might be able to go and see them whenever you like.
Museum im Palais
Kooperationsbörse Mode 2012
The Kooperationsbörse Mode
is taking place for the third time, attracting many a company, trader, entrepreneur or creative person. Hosted by austrianfashion.net in cooperation with the Wirtschaftskammer Wien and creativespace
, this fashion networking event gives the participating companies and visitors an opportunity to compare and evaluate products and services, as well as to establish new business relationships. This years’ motto Tradition meets innovation
is about to look at the design industry from different angles, inspiring a dialogue and preparing the ground for future Austrian fashion. A workshop programme has also been set up, providing some well-guided advice on successful production, execution and presentation.
13:00 - 20:00
quartier21 / MuseumsQuartier
1070, Museumsplatz 1