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ReFashioning Austria

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EXHIBITION | 11.02.17
Material Essence

International Fashion Showcase 2017 / AUSTRIA
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FORMBYTIME combining mechanics and goldsmithery to create unique interactive jewellery
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DESIGNER | 25.06.16
Bags with souls

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EXHIBITION | 07.06.16
Displaying Fashion

Begegnungen von Mode und Kunst
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INTERVIEWS | 22.05.16
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Fashion Utopias

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As part of the opening of the most recent Bank Austria art exhibition BODY.ACTION COLLECTED 2, focusing on the early 1960s in Vienna, The Gap magazine brings you an unforgettable party night to remember, inaugurating the one-off exhibit. The exhibition includes works by artists such as Günter Brus, Valie Export or Rudolf Schwarzkogler, all pioneers of expressionist abstractism, inspired by the concept of the body in action. During the party, a DJ line-up of Anna Leiser (sound:frame AV, bebop rodeo) and Felix Fuhrberg (365foxhouse, F.U.C. Berlin) will keep you dancing all night, and with all the art around you, we doubt you can top this party!

Party: 2nd February 2012, 20:00
Bank Austria Kunstforum
1010, Freyung 8

Pia Mia Fashion Show

Warmer temperatures seem further than ever at this moment, but we know what could warm you up. The wonderfully simple and chic Viennese brand Pia Mia is set to present its crispy new spring/summer 2012 collection in a fashion show that will be like a breath of warm summer breeze through our icy cold winter. Expect a true sunshine drenched atmosphere and stunning pieces you wish you could already wear. A winter escape to the tropics is the only way we see it!

Door: 7pm
Show: 8pm
Projektraum im WUK
1090, Währingerstraße 59

Cindy Sherman Exhibition

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Cindy Sherman, an exceptional figure in the art scene even today, famous for her conceptualization of feminine portraits centered around dressing up, is certainly an intriguing subject for research. Under the curating wing of Gabriele Schor a compiled catalogue concerning Sherman`s early performative and conceptual work has been produced. Available in both English and German, the print version of the selected works is also accompanied by an exhibition entitled That`s Me-That`s Not Me, displaying some 50 pieces from Cindy`s collection. Female identity art at its best we think!

Vertikale Galerie
1010, Wallnerstraße 3

More than fashion
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A fashion exhibition documenting the Viennese avant-garde lifestyle of the 60s is being organized by the Vienna Museum, featuring pieces from designer names such as Missoni, Armani, Issey Myiake or the Viennese based Salon Lisa Robinson Luna, Étoile and Schella Kann. The comprehensive collection is that of Katarina Noever, a 1960s top model and co-founder of the legendary Section N store, so the clothes are bound to be downright fabulous and reflective of the glitz and glamour of a true fashion superstar. The exhibit will also feature photos and other documents, offering any visitor a chance to experience closer the culture and real life of the times. Those Swinging Sixties never go out of fashion!

More than Fashion
The Katarina Noever collection

Wien Museum
1040, Karlsplatz

Hallstatt Colours Exhibition

The Natural History Museum of Vienna invites you to an exhibition that will take you back in time. The findings of prehistoric coloured cloths from the Hallstatt region of Austria belong to the most important cultural treasures in Europe and are the basis of multiple interdisciplinary approaches in research worldwide. As a core of the exhibition concept visitors will find the comprehensive analysis of the 3,000-years-old dyes as well as the results of experimental archaeology aiming to link between the cultural heritage of Hallstatt Textiles, contemporary textile art, and sustainable products. Works by students from the University of the Applied Arts in Vienna, inspired particularly by the unique Hallstatt finds, are on display in the exhibit, too.

Opening: 31st January, 18:00
Exhibition: From 1st February
Natural History Museum
1010, Burgring 7

Brut Flea Market

Under the female-power motto "from girl to girl" the Brut theatre space, in collaboration with the MDLSFLHMRKT, will be transformed into a true treasure-trove of wonderful on-off vintage and second-hand pieces including shoes, jewellery and accessories, all there for you to rummage through. The vintage shopping paradise will be followed by a concert performance by the Estonian duo Riina Maidre and Maike Lond, and an afterparty for all the party-hungry girls will finish things off sometime in the early morning hours. Shop until you drop, it's Friday!

Brut im Künstlerhaus
1010, Karlsplatz 5

The Travel Almanac
Image It’s never too early to start planning or even just dreaming up a holiday. Even though summer is still some time away, we suggest you start gathering inspirations for your next getaway, be it a relaxing spa escape or an adrenaline rush jungle trip. And what better way to get about doing this than looking to the fashion names which we all love and admire. The second issue of The Travel Almanac magazine is here, featuring holiday tips from the likes of Helmut Lang, Juliette Lewis or Bernhard Willhelm. Who knows where the tide will take you this year?

Austrian Fashion Showcase N°.2
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Handpicking stunning fashion accessory designs with some serious retail potential, Premiere Classe is an international event presenting over 600 labels each year. This winter edition will see an Austrian Fashion Showcase Pop-up, a fresh concept organised for the second time, and presenting around 10 Austrian accessory designers and their lovely products. After stopping by to support and admire these exclusive Austrian designs, make your way to various conferences, exhibitions and other side events on offer. Paris can do no wrong!

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles
75015 Paris

AAAAR – Artists Activists A(u)ction Against Racism


AAAAR is a group of artists, activists, students, workers and immigrants, who are dedicated to fight the racist and discriminatory laws and regulations which give the foreign citizens, mostly the third-country ones, coming to Austria, a very hard time. AAAAR is particularly focusing on the students coming in, and hopes to ease their transitional experience by raising money to battle the effects of the restricting laws. Organizing an auction (in the frame of this year`s "Open House" at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) to gain funding for these students, tens of artists are taking part, making for one diverse and desirable collection to be auctioned off. In a world where cosmopolism is at the heart of our society, this is only one small step that should show us the right way for true cultural acceptance.

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
1010, Schillerplatz 3

Another Exhibit
Image While Paris lives and breathes men’s fashion, you might do well to distract yourself, and we suggest you visit the Stefan Sagmeister exhibit. The Austrian artist is a wonderfully talented graphic designer, working in New York for numerous well-known brands as well as music names, producing a diverse collection of works. His exhibition, entitled Another exhibit about promotion and sales material, is focusing mainly on his commercial work but achieves nevertheless to present the visitor with an overall picture of his inspired work. Paris this time a year seems like the best place to visit!

Men’s Fashion Week
18th-22nd January

Until 19th February 2012
Les Arts Décoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli, Paris

DERZEIT Daily Fashion Magazine

ImageThe young Berlin based magazine DERZEIT, coming out daily during Berlin Fashion Week has been revamped. Bringing together international journalists, artists, photographers and all fashion enthusiasts, its new layout and content is as always dedicated to reporting on the fashion week’s highlights, as well as putting fashion into a wider context. Available in Berlin’s hot-spots, as well as online and with a free music download with each issue, the magazine will also be coming to some fashion capitals for the first time via METROPOLIS - London, Milan, New York and Paris. Featuring exclusive photoshoots, created in collaboration with fresh young talents, or interviews with designers such as Miguel Adrover or Patrick Mohr, the overall appeal of Derzeit is sure to draw you in!

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From the Flower to the Perfume

The Austrian Museum for Social and Economic Affairs is putting up a great event for all the perfume enthusiasts out there. The event’s star - Gabriele Haselsberger, a trained chemist with years of training as a director of the Douglas perfumeries, will be describing and explaining the long and complex journey of a perfume. Starting right at the beginning with the initial idea, moving on to the flower selection and finishing with the exact mixing proportions and formulas, this talk is sure to spark the enthusiasm for perfume in everyone. The entry, as well as refreshments, is all free, so there really is no reason for you to pass up such a chance!

Start: 19:00
1050, Vogelsanggasse 36

Slow Fashion @ Berlin Fashion Week

Image Slow Fashion, the agency for sustainable design, has announced the winners of the fourth edition of their awards centred around sustainability in the fashion and textile industry. The Nighties & Linen topic of the awards brought out numerous winning names, making Christina Leitner (as part of the Textile Culture Centre in Haslach) the grand winner of the main prize thanks to her enchanting and nature inspired take on bedlinen, sheets, bedspread, rug, towels and pillows. Cloed Baumgartner from Vienna took home the second prize, secured by her innovative approach to the duvet. And finally the last winning design featured exquisitely hand-decorated bedlinenen by Merja Seitsonen and Johanna Vainio from Helsinki. During Berlin Fashion Week the winning team will be presented in the GREENshowroom - but don`t miss the chance to visit a show of all finalists in Lavera Showroom, where the collection by Göttin des Glücks will be another highlight to watch!

at Lavera Showroom, Berlin:
Slow Fashion: 18th January, 21:00
Göttin des Glücks: 19th January, 21:00

Open Houses
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Ever wondered what it is like to study or work at the best arts academies in Vienna? Now you can know! The Angewandte and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna have both organised open days for you, providing all the visitors with a priceless insight into their studios, workshops, classes and much more. Special presentations and info sessions will also be taking place, all with the students and proffessors present, so if you have any questions about any aspect of the study or artistic creation processes, this is your time to ask. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get closely aqauinted with the institutions that educate and form such talents, and maybe one day, you could be among them!

24th January 2012, 10:00 - 18:00
Angewandte University of Applied Arts Vienna

19th January 2012 – 22nd January 2012
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna


A new art, architecture and design magazine is on the market, created by no other than the MAK museum. The magazine, called cleverly MAK/ZINE and printed bilingually in German and English, is to be released several times a year and will be focusing on diverse artistic and cultural topics. Its first edition, which is out now, has been inspired by the current exhibit at the MAK entitled Envisioning Buildings: Reflecting Architecture in Contemporary Art Photography and features in-depth articles as well as stunning photography. Establishing itself as an informative guide and communicative gate for various disciplines with a modern edge, MAK/ZINE is sure to gain a cult following and see us through many years to come.

The exhibition is on until 22nd April 2012

Austrians @ Berlin Fashion Week
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The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, that takes over Berlin twice a year is upon us again. Fashionistas, buyers, stylists or journalists, all get set and ready for a rollercoaster full of inspirational shows, interesting exhibits, intriguing debates and much more. As always, the Austrian labels such as pitour, ep_anoui, And_i, Callisti, Mühlbauer, Shakkei, R! by Dominique Raffa (all @ Premium ), Lena Hoschek and Rebekka Ruétz (runway show), Mark&Julia and meshit (@ Edged Showroom), will be presenting their newest designs, proving their extraordinary talent beyond the borders.

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Pitti Immagine Uomo

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Florence is a fashion city inspiring heart-felt respect for all its traditions and wonderful architecture. Its bi-annual menswear Pitti show is here again, sure to warm up the cold January days with its fashion heat. As any proper fashion week, Pitti too is not far behind with side events, organising many exhibitions, conferences and pop-up showrooms, alongside concerts and other smaller get-togethers. A Lodenzeit exhibition, dedicated to the Loden, will see the newest collection of Andrea Incontri, and some Austrian designers, to mention a few Ludwig Reiter, Schneiders or the hat brand Warm-ME, will also be present during the week to promote our homegrown Austrian talent. The Pitti W9 section is yet another addition, showing womenswear capsule collections, previews and special projects.

Florence, Italy

Happy Holidays
Image The Christmas spirit has finally taken over and it won’t be long before you sit down for the Christmas meal and unpack your presents. We are going to be doing just the same, enjoying the tranquillity of the festivities all the while trying to make it to as many sparkly parties as we can. We hope there is enough inspiration for your own outings in the news entries below, so scroll down and pick some out! We will be back in business as usual on the 9th of January, full of new energy and New Year’s resolutions we won’t keep. Until then, we wish you very merry holidays and a happy New Year!

Fashion at the Vienna Museum
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It’s never too late, to start Christmas present shopping. The Vienna Museum shop has teamed up with the Fashion School Hetzendorf to offer handcrafted accessories including scarves, jewellery or ear muffs. Aside from this, a special exhibition involves pupils and students who will be presenting their exhibition entitled City Learning, compromising of historical objects as well as new creations in the form of an animated film, photo-montages or staged portraits.

Children's Kimonos
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The rich culture and history of clothing in Japan is undisputable. The refinement and attention to detail in Japanese fashion present itself in the form of the hand-painted, dyed or embroidered children clothing as well, representing the desire for health, strength, grace, intelligence, wealth or beauty. The unique exhibition Kinderkimonos-Prélude zur japanischen Mode at Schlossmuseum Linz is showcasing some 130 objects from a private Japanese collection including garments such as children kimonos from the late Edo period to the beginning of the 20th Century, various accessories as well as illustrations of children’s kimonos. This is an exhibition that doesn’t come around so often and that is exceptional in its originality and exclusiveness. We hope you can make it!

Opening: 6th December 2011
Schlossmuseum Linz
Schlossberg 1

Books for Christmas
Image If there is one thing we get plenty of during the holidays, it’s free time spent bundled up on our cozy sofas. It can be a bore sometimes, but with some great literary and visual entertainment, it needn’t be! Why not turn off the TV for a while and delve into an archive of Lauboutin’s creations in the new Christian Lauboutin book, take inspiration from the life of the wondrous Carine Roitfeld in Irreverent, gorge on the masterful i-D Covers 1980-2010 or revisit the best of Dazed & Confused in Making it up as we go along. A tribute to Alexander McQueen in the form of the Savage Beauty book or Hussein Chalayan’s self titled piece are also worth your while, while photography buffs may appreciate Helmut Newton ’s reference book as well as Brassai Paris mapping his influence on the fashion world. There is plenty to go around for everyone this year!

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