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
Dedicated to providing a regular and stable platform for Austrian and international labels to exhibit their products, the Edelstoff Design-Market
has anything and everything you could need. Offering clothes, accessories, jewellery, furniture and much more, the chosen labels will be showing their newest and coolest while the DJs play away and you sip on drinks and bite into cupcakes. For anyone who appreciates the extraordinary, but with an added perk of affordability, the Design-Market is your place to be!
former Anker Expedithalle
1100, Puchsbaumgasse 1C
rosa mosa Sample Sale
2012|05|10 - 11
If there is one guarantee you get with Austrian design, it’s that it is always individual and innovative at the same time. The footwear and accessories of rosa mosa
are no exception to the rule, and as the brand is putting up a sample sale for all to enjoy, you can have a piece of this stunning piece of craftsmanship with artistic values. The store is moving to a different location soon, so this might be your chance to say goodbye to the loved space. Join in and spend a fun shopping weekend right in the middle of great Austrian style!
1050, Ziegelofengasse 17/R2
Filia Spring Sale
The Viennese designer Filia Manikas has had some most impressive fashion education under even more impressive names. Since she has taken to her own collections, she has been creating wonderful womanly pieces full of practicality, stylishness and glamour. This unique mix in her pieces has made the brand quite a staple, and now you can join in the fanclub. Filia
has organised a one day Spring/Summer sale where you can get your hands on the current collection. Come and shop away!
17:00 - 21:00
1060, Mittelgasse 6/30
Assembly Festival Graz
Graz turns into a design city
once more as the Assembly Design Festival
takes place. Housed at the Stadtmuseum Graz
, the festival is bigger than ever, filled with international exhibitors from Tokyo, Buenos Aires, south-east Europe and of couse with home-grown Austrian creators. The four floors of the museum provide just enough breathing space for the many architectonic, fashionable and design-worthy objects shown, giving visitors the chance to browse through contemporary design in a truly artistic setting. A fashion show will open the festival and the Kastner & Öhler Fashion Award will close it, so there is no doubt this will turn out to be one stylish event you shouldn't miss!
Cinema Photographique Contemporary
A three day art, fashion and photography extravaganza is just the right pick-me-up for a spring fatigue. Kunsthalle wien, with its stunning exhibitions, shows its true visionary colours once again, as it hosts three days full of creativity, energy and expressive passion. Curated by Michael Dürr
, each day introduces a new event, based on various collaborations. The first day, under the title ‘The Diesel Intimate Darkroom Défilé’
, has Dürr following the process of creation of the raw Diesel pieces, playing with the notions of visualisation and transformation. The second day, hosted by AUSTRIANFASHION.NET, unveils a photoshoot
of the clothes and accessories from a unique mix of designers from the concept stores Meine Kollegen
, as well as vintage and archive pieces, all creatively enlivened by Dürr’s play on light and shadow, making for an exceptional study in art fashion. Also, the urban and subway sketch-artist Hannes Gröblacher has been present throughout the shoot, recording the making-of. Finally, the festival will come to a close with a unique and exceptionally striking dancing art, as performed live by the Vienna state opera ballet dancers. The dance performance Signapura
is the brain-child of Peruvian artist Luis Casanova Sorolla who experiments with making the invisible lines of choreography into visible painted masterpieces. An epic weekend to enjoy!
KUNSTHALLE wien project space
1040, Treitlstraße 4
The Modepalast Brand New Expo
is in town again, bringing its most comprehensive array of young, and established fashion, jewellery and accessory designers under one roof. Always a treat to visit because of the lovely and relaxed atmosphere, Modepalast is however also an influential business place. Sell, buy and promote are the words to go by here, although you could hardly find a better and more friendly place to do so. The best of Austrian and international fashion under one roof!
Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst
1010, Weiskirchnerstraße 3
The fourth of its kind, the most recent of the (an)gespannt vernissage series at the Base-level Gallery
, brings out once again the works of the fashion design students of the University of applied arts Vienna. This time though, the sketches, ideas and proposals have been transformed with time into actual fashion pieces. Inviting all style lovers, the exhibit is set to present some exciting new talents working with creative concepts and making statements only young fashion designers can. Come and see for yourself!
1010, Heinrichsgasse 4
Susanne Bisovsky Mitgift
2012|05|03 - 2013|01|06
Inspired by the variety of regional costumes translated into the modern times, the Viennese fashion designer Susanne Bisovsky
’s work is a window to other times, cultures and places. Taking inspiration from an archive 15 years in the making, Susanne is a master at transforming the historical costume into contemporary clothes, yet always keeping the garments’ cultural relevance. Taking a look at our consumerist society today, Bisovsky’s new Kunsthalle exhibition
shows us how to turn fashion, and the world, inside-out, and then learn from it. It’s where traditions and modernity in fashion cross paths.
Opening: 3rd May, 19:00
KUNSTHALLE wien / photo wall
1070, Museumsplatz 1, MQ
White, White but Different!
2012|05|04 - 2012|06|15
The Viennese Design Showroom FREAKS & ICONS
presents for the second time a wedding fashion event entitled fittingly White, White but Different! Presenting the wedding-dress designs of more than 20 international and Austrian designers
such as Doychinoff, Madames With A Mission, Andrea Auer, Pitour, Hristo Voyvodov or Cecilia Echenique, this is the place to be if in search for a dress for your big day. Made for strong individual women, the dresses ooze fashion-savvy style with a personal touch, exactly what a bride needs on her wedding date.
Opening: 3rd May, 18:00
1070, Zollergasse 12
2012|04|27 - 30
There is no need for introduction of the now almost legendary Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography taking place for the 27th time, but reminding of its many attractions is always a must. Besides all the usual and much loved action during the festival, take note of the 12th INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE AND FASHION CONFERENCES
tackling topics such as financing, authorship, innovation as well as looking into creativity, craftsmanship and fashion’s on-going love-affair with the cinema. The conferences live up to the festival’s name as they include talks by professionals whose ideas and views you will want to hear. Yohji Yamamoto, Carla Sozzani, and many others bring fashion off its white horse back into the crowd once more!
Watch Hyères LIVE on Vogue.fr
Festival: 27th- 30th April
Conferences: 28th- 29th April
Exhibits: 28th April- 26th May
Montée de Noailles
83 400 Hyères
Who doesn’t fancy a designer who takes a DIY practice and turns it into a most stylish art form? Veronika Persché has been enchanting Austria and beyond with her knitted designs
, and has now a new atelier to show the wonderful work off. To meet and bond with other knit-enthusiasts, head to the opening party of Veronika’s new space. You can browse through the collection, listen to live-music and snack on Bio-nibbles, all the while enjoying a stylish day out.
starts at 15:00
1170, Steinergasse 8/2
Set your weekend to a good start by indulging yourself in some serious fashion overload. The Generali Center has enlisted 8 of its stores to present their newest spring collections and so offer some inspiration to even the most desperately stuck fashionistas. You will be ending the day with the ultimate study in craftsmanship and individuality through a fashion show of over 70 designs, all by the talented students of the Michelbeuern Fashion-school
. The show, entitled COUTURE POUR TOU, is set to once again remind of the tremendous potential of young Austrian fashion.
1070, Mariahilferstraße 77
Diptych Pop-up Store
2012|04|26 - 29
Founded in 2009 by friends Valerie Lange and Ali Zedtwitz, Diptych
has been sweeping fashion awards ever since. The brand’s subtle allusions to Jil Sander’s style are a result of the duo’s time spent working under Raf Simons, but the clothes are anything but a copy. Injected with mature individuality and playfulness all to its own, we dare you not to go crazy over their recent S/S ’12 collection entitled Golden Brown which will be presented and available during a pop-up store. Welcome the summer in true style!
12:00 - 20:00
1060, Getreidemarkt 11
The Chic Boutique Fashion.show
is the ultimate place for cool exhibits and project displays, and the Chic Boutique proves this right. Taking the concept of applied art inside-out, it shows the difficulty of labeling the young artists of today. Embracing their diversity and sense of freedom instead, the Chic Boutique brings you a series of events, presenting the genre-less nature of contemporary art. The Boutique starts off on a fashionable note with a fashion show by the designers Julian Cech, Astrid Deigner, Sara Glaxia, Zorana Janjic, Kris Lemsalu, Lazar Lyutakov and Niki Weitzer.
Exhibition: until 10th June
1020, Ausstellungsstrasse 53
Bettina Rheims: Gender Studies
2012|04|21 - 2012|05|17
The concept of androgyny is far from a new one, but never has it been as out in the open as now. A new exhibition
by photographer Bettina Rheims
, featuring 27 spectacular photographs of young androgynous people, breathes new life into the issue, showing the hidden ‘third sex’. Exploring the drastic changes within the sex issue which have been taking place in the 20th Century, Rheims is open-minded and dedicated to promoting contemporary life-styles. Featuring shots of Andrej Pejic amongst many others, this exhibit will stay with you even after you leave.
Glanz und Grauen
2012|03|09 - 27|01|2013
Historical costume has always inspired many a fashion enthusiast, but it is the everyday clothes of ordinary people that can have the most arresting effect. The LVR Industry Museum in Ratingen
, Germany, is housing an exhibition entitled Glanz und Grauen – Mode im Dritten Reich
, looking into the more mundane side of fashion during the NS-regime, as well as exhibiting some pieces of evening- and formal-wear. Elegant dresses, dirndl, officer- and party-uniforms set up a uniquely whole picture of the everyday world of the national socialism population, reflecting the political significance and conformity of fashion at the time. It’s the result of a reserach project investigating socio-cultural aspects of the fashion history in the 1930`s and 40`s.
Cromforder Allee 24
2012|04|19 - 21
You will be spoilt for choice with this spring’s shopping opportunities taking place all over Vienna. Brace yourself for a weekend packed with affordable luxuries in the form of highly individual clothes and accessories. Look for one-offs and prototypes from the urban chic mangelware
and jewellery from fein
at the Szalon de Luxe. Get the handmade pieces from Awareness&Consciousness
and gorge on some of the artsy and contemporary collections of Clemens en August
. Making sure no one else in town has the same pieces as you has never been easier, so make a weekend out of it and shop away!
mangelware and fine
21st April, 14:00-19:00
Hof2 / Mezzanin
20th April, 15-20h
21st April, 15-19h
27th April, 15-18h
1150, Goldschlagstrasse 8
Clemens en August
Bloggers nowadays do much more than just blog. They get involved in events, exhibitions, fashion shows, and now, they even organise their own fleamarkets. Bringing together some wonderful vintage, second-hand, hand-made and design pieces, the market promises stunner fashion, and knowing the bloggers’ style expertise, we have no reason to expect less. Be it clothes, jewellery, accessories, shoes or bags, something will most definitely catch your eye!
Organised by Cool Outfit
11:00 - 18:00
1120, Premlechnergasse 12/B