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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Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

The Chinese city of silk Hangzhou is holding the second Triennial of Fiber Art, starting a dialogue based on history and modern technologies from the fiber art’s perspective. The theme of this year’s Triennial is ‘The Weaving & We’, asking why we weave today, and exploring the interaction between the contemporary and the traditional. Complementing the event is a comprehensive exhibition on the theme, featuring artists and other creatives and professionals from over 20 countries. Among them is the Austrian/German/Croatian trio behind Numen/For Use, making up the collective working in the fields of conceptual art, scenography, industrial and spatial design.

Until 25 October 2016
Hangzhou, China

Tip of the hat !

9th June- 30th October 2016

The Wien Museum comes out with a greatly themed exhibit entitled Tip of the Hat! A Social History of the Covered Head, showcasing headwear and presenting it as one of the strongest sartorial statements historically. The museum holds one of Europe’s largest hat collections, and this display sheds light on the socio-historical relevance of the hat, providing insight into significance of headwear in Viennese history and present. Come explore a little bit about the power of the head accessory!

1040 Vienna, Karlsplatz 8

Vienna Design Week

Austria’s largest design festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary in big style. With over 150 events happening during the festival, including numerous exhibitions, workshops, participatory projects, talks, collaborations and guided tours throughout the city, Vienna Design Week will be bridging the gap between the specialist and the broad-based public. It is presenting two entirely new formats, with graphic and industrial design focuses, featuring an enlarged architecture feature, so join in to discover all the news in product culture and forward-thinking design.

30 September – 9 October 2016



A truly mesmerising installation put on by the Jan Arnold Gallery at the MQ invites a contemporary dialogue about the social and political structure of our society. With fashion pieces by FCKU FSHN- Kevin Klein’s non-commercial designs, and Olivier Hölzl’s video works presented as an artistic statement on the international arms industry, the exhibition moves within the context of visual manipulation. Utterly interactively, it makes the visitors become a part of it all via a twisted economic exchange, so if you want to witness something out of the ordinary, this is the place!

16 September- 2 October 2016

MQ - Electric Avenue
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Long Night of DIY

The culture of crafting is a bona fide movement nowadays, and the Long Night of DIY proves just that, uniting three countries and their handcrafting aficionados for late hours filled with making, learning, sharing, and socialising. Taking place in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland simultaneously, the Long Night features almost 300 separate workshops, 10 of which are taking place in Austria, on the topics of stitching, cake pops, printing or pottery, upcycling, and more. There is something for every creative minded individual, and it all promotes a sustainable way of consuming, so join the party, and join the movement!

24 September 18:00- 22:00
Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Eligius Award 2016

The exhibition Eligius Award: Jewelry from Austria, comes back to the MAK for the third time to offer insight into Austria’s contemporary jewelry scene. As Austria’s only award of this kind, it presents a focused group of objects chosen by the jury, including works by this year’s award winner, Lena Grabher. Next to the new works, a renowned jewelry artist has been honored under the ‘retrospective’ category, showing works that have long enjoyed a reputation for success. This year, Anna Heindl and 90 of her works from the late 1970s to the present time were picked, so don’t miss the exhibit and come see the new and the classic come together!

7th- 25th September
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Stubenring 5
1010 Vienna


The ninth edition of the WearFair is coming to the Tabakfabrik in Linz at the end of the month, loaded with eco fair fashion, organic food, sustainable ideas, and a side programme with a few fashion-centered highlights. A fashion show entitled Reflect Me Not ?! will be presenting 10 eco-fair designers and their collections, while a panel discussion will be considering the sustainable model in footwear production. As a part of the The Clean Clothes Campaign, the panel discussion joins the worldwide debate on the sustainable and slow-fashion movement. Join in!

23rd- 25th September

Robert La Roche Personal View

The MAK Design Lab brings out a retrospective of the iconic Austrian eyewear designer Robert La Roche, focusing on his establishment of the successful, cosmopolitan brand in the world of fashion. An extensive collection of his frames are on display, drawing Roche’s life and career story together, using not just his products, but also his sketches, photo and film material, advertisements, and artifacts from the archive of the designer. A great reminder of the Austrian success stories in the fashion industry!

4th May- 25th September 2016
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Stubenring 5
1010 Vienna

Emilie Flöge: Reforming Fashion

The art scene at the turn of the century in Vienna belonged to Gustav Klimt, and so in many ways, also to his muse- Emilie Flöge. Revisiting this heritage is the Gustav Klimt Center with their special exhibition centered around exclusive pieces and jewels of the fiercely independent Flöge, and presenting her fascinating life in Vienna and Attersee. Along with an artistic project by Bernadette Huber which will be screened during the exhibit, you will certainly feel transported back in time to the luscious style of years gone by, inspired by one of the ultimate muses.

Emilie Flöge: Reforming Fashion, Inspiring Art
Until 31st August 2016
Gustav Klimt Center

Designmonat Graz

Once again, and for the eight year around, Graz becomes the ultimate city of design for its annual Designmonat. There’s so much to enjoy starting from the fashion and design showcases, the SELECTED 2016 edit of the most current interior design trends in Europe, to the ‘Slow’ exhibition focusing on slow-design. Creatives from numerous disciplines  come together to present and partake in this large-scale festival and celebration of design in the city, and to savour the diverse programme. The Fashion Design Festival ‘Assembly’ is a fixture this year too, so check the rich programme and try to squeeze in a few days until the end of the month!

until 29th May 2016

Atelier E.B IOTII

The artist Lucy McKenzie and the fashion designer Beca Lipscombe come to Galerie Meyer Kainer to present their third collection entitled IOTII, also making it available to buy on the spot. The custom built boutique installation makes for a unique shopping and browsing experience, and you might not want to miss the interplay between fashion, art, and design, from a duo whose work was once shown at the MOMA in New York. Alongside this, you can check out the exhibition of Lucy McKenzie and Laurent Dupont going on in the rest of the gallery itself.

27th April- 2nd June 2016
Galerie Meyer Kainer
Eschenbachgasse 9
1010 Vienna

Fashion Utopias @ MAK

The MAK dips into the archives for its Fashion Utopias exhibit where design drawings, ornamental prints, illustrated books, posters, and magazines from the MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection go on to prove that high-fashion is not a 20th century construct.  The exhibition Fashion Utopias: Haute Couture in the Graphic Arts shows historical designs, fabrics, and drawings, confirming the peoples utopian fashion tendencies far down the line of history. It’s a study of high fashion through centuries past!

13th April- 14th September
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Stubenring 5
1010 Vienna

Hyères 2016

One of the most respected competitions and festivals when it comes to fashion and photography is undoubtedly the annual International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères. The south of France hosts the final 10 fashion designers and 10 fashion photographers, who all get to present themselves to the public and all be in the running for the grand prize, with the Angewandte student Yuhei Mukai among them. The high-profile fashion insider status of the festival makes for a truly desirable place for young talents, and with its exhibitions, professional panel discussions and two competitions, its 31st edition this year will surely not disappoint!

21st- 25th April 2016
Villa Noilles, Hyères

Basic structures of ...

Running alongside the time and framework of the International Fashion Showcase and London Fashion Week, the upcoming exhibit at the Austrian Cultural Forum London in London presents three artists - Anna-Sophie Berger, Fay Nicholson, and Constanze Schweiger, with their creative practices using the vocabulary of fabric. The artworks on display are delving into the human relationships to weave, as well as the connections between the body and technology, trying to decipher the multi-layered act of the production of textiles. Complementing the fashion packed week well, Basic structures of ... goes a bit deeper with its conceptual strain.

9th February- 15th April 2016
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ


4th March - 22nd May 2016

Mumok is presenting two young artists Kathi Hofer and Eloise Hawser, giving space to a critical examination of nostalgia as represented in the present. Hofer’s family history is in fashion, creating the iconic Austrian brand Walkjanker, which defied modern trends and technologies to focus on its tradition, featuring in the closets of some world-renowned personalities, and offers enough material to tackle the complexities of addressing history in a modern context. While Hawser also takes to objects which might seem obsolete and irrelevant, and transports them into the contemporary scene. Both Hawser and Hofer show ways of working with fragments of the past, giving them new meanings.

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna

Surfaces Installation

17th February - 3rd April 2016

The showcase window of Vienna’s Design Office continues its tradition of presenting and promoting young talents by hosting the Slovenian-born Angewandte graduate David Tavcar and his specially curated exhibition of design products and prototypes. Tavcar, an all-around artist who dabbles in installations, industrial and fabric design, or illustration, will be telling a story about production processes, exploring the traditional methods alongside some unique and experimental approaches.

stilwerk limited edition
window gallery curated by
1020, Praterstraße 1, c/o stilwerk Vienna

Red Threads - textileforce

If it’s insight into the complexities of the artistic textile production you’re looking for, the exhibition Red Threads is for you. The exhibit presents textile in its many manifestations, ranging from an artistic medium to a socio-cultural pinnacle, and explores the different perspectives and approaches young designers adopt nowadays. Cooperating with the Textiles - Free, Applied and Experimental Artistic Design department of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Red Threads brings in ground-breaking and fearless creativity and discourse into light.

Until 13th February 2016
Galerie Freihausgasse
Galerie der Stadt Villach Freihausgasse
9500 Villach

Start Scholarships 2016
Image The Arts Division and the Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria (BKA) continues their START Scholarship scheme with another year of subsidies and support given out to young national talent, offering a helping hand in their industries. Altogether 95 scholarships will go out to the successful applicants from the creative areas of Arts, Architecture and Design (10), Artistic Photography (5), Video and Media art (5), Fashion (5), Music and Performing Arts (35), Film Art (5), Literature (15), and Cultural Management (5). The six-month worth of support is surely a considerable boost to the young artists out there, so if you are one of them, give it a try. Applications close at the end of March!

Berlin Fashion Week

18th- 22nd January

Kicking off the new fashion season, Berlin Fashion Week starts off the rollercoaster of a fashion month ahead with its 18th edition. The destination for the big European names, sprinkled with a good dose of quirky underground up-and-comers, Berlin Fashion Week strikes a balance well, attracting a melting pot of designers and visitors. Our very own Austrian Marina Hörmanseder, Lena Hoschek and Rebekka Ruetz will once again be showcasing their new collections too, so if there, make sure you make it out to support them!

Iconic Recycling Project

An ambitious project by the University of Prague, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design sees 12 of its students tackle the controversial task of reviving a fashion house. Following in the footsteps of some of the biggest fashion design icons, the aspiring talents have created 35 pieces altogether, reinventing the style, feel, and aesthetics of Saint Laurent or Yohji Yamamoto. The designs have already been around the world, but for the first time ever in Vienna, they will also be up for sale. Come see how the students stood up to the challenge!

26 November 2015 - 9 January 2016

Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna
Weihburggasse 26, 
1010 Vienna

No liability is taken for wardrobe

The master students of the trailblazing Angewandte programme ECM: Educationg/ Curating/ Managing, are not ones to superficially scrape the surface of art and fashion issues, but delve deeper into the important questions instead. Join them for a now ongoing exhibition and discussion project which digs up the underlying drives behind fashion production, the way fashion shapes us, the angles from which it is criticised, or what our powers are within it. The ‘Textile Quarter’ becomes the centerpoint of the project, bringing in local collaborators and shedding some light on their growth. At the Angewandte Innovation Lab, there will be curators’ talks, music, and performances, so make sure you tell your friends and enjoy some fashion discourse together!

Für Garderobe wird nicht gehaftet
10 - 20 December 2015 and 7 - 17 January 2016

AIL – Angwandte Innovation Laboratory
Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Wien
and in public space

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