If you are feeling a little overwhelmed by all the fashion happenings in Vienna lately, we suggest you take a short break and pay a visit to Bratislava. The weekend event ‘Bratislava for everyone' offers concerts, city tours and traditional food tasting throughout the city. While there, you could pop in to view the Fashion in Action
photography exhibition by Šymon Kliman and visit the highly profiled Francophone Film Festival
, taking place in small cinemas around the old historical centre and welcoming guests such as Louis Garrel, Arthur Igual or Olias Barco, and providing great events throughout. As a cherry on top, a unique Vintage Bazaar
will be organised. What are you waiting for?
Last Call for Designers
The Assembly Design Festival
2011 will take place from the 12th to 15th of May in Graz, where local and international designers will showcase their creations during a four day fashion celebration; fashion shows, exhibitions, installation, the Kastner & Oehler Fashion Award and more.
Designers can send their application until April 17th here
And the winner is...
Richter | Switala
has been crowned this years proud winner of the Ringstassen-Galerien Award. The Berlin-based designer duo Camilla Richter and Katrin Switala presented an outfit which consisted of a silk jersey catsuit and a silk organza trench coat. Other highlights of the evening were a show from designer Emil Gampe, and the beats by Merio Mel & The Lovemores. Congratulations to the winner and good luck to all next year!
Berlin Press Days AW11
2011|04|14 - 15
Some serious effort has been put by the city of Berlin into establishing its fertile PR agency environment. As a proof of that, Berlin’s press agencies
, which double as showrooms, are now once again opening their doors to journalists to allow them to browse, shop and report on new collections. Joining forces for a promotion of their labels, the agencies are certainly up for one fashionable unification!
Fashion graduates of Herbststrasse College will present their final collections in a unique fashion show
during which 24 men’s and women’s collections will be shown. The young designers will be honored by an official after-party celebration hosted by peng! Magazine. It’s a fashion event one of a kind!
1190, Döblinger Hauptstraße 76-78
Ringstrassen-Galleries Award '11
It’s time for the 8th annual Ringstrassen-Galleries Designer Award with eight national and international designers
in the finale, presenting their collections on the theme Spring Fever, Summer Breeze
. The winner will receive amongst other prizes, a trophy made by AND_i and a magazine editorial. See you there!
Show starts at 8.30pm
1010, Kärntner Ring 5-7
Design Vision Austria
2011|04|12 - 17
Advantage Austria (AWO) along with the Austrian Furniture Industry and Wien Products are getting together to present Austrian Design in Italy
. Close to 30 Austrian designers, artists and traditional craftsmen are participating by showing in the 600m2 exhibition space set up by Philipp Bruni, Gilbert Bretterbauer, Sound:Frame and Walking Chair. A special Design-Info Lounge and a Design Party with the Red Bull Music Academy (April 14th,9pm - 12pm) are also some of the side events on offer. Great excuse for a quick trip!
Via Gaspare Bugatti 7
In line with this week's Milan Furniture fair, London designers Zerofee have created a mobile web app for following the #milanuncut project, an experimental, collaborative journalism project that aims to lift the lid on the design world.#milanuncut wants designers, journalists and manufacturers to engage in an honest discussion about the industry.
We are wishing a very happy birthday to Michael Dürr
and his photography career which turns 20 this year!
A private, only-by-invitation
party is organised in his honour in the adequately named Hall of the Muses. Have a great one!
20/40 ca jubilè de Michael Dürr
The Habsburg Staterooms : Hall of the Muses
1010, Augustinerstraße 1
Already featured in FAQ magazine
#11, Mark Baigent and Julia Rupertsberger, the creative brains behind Mark&Julia
, a young emerging fashion brand based in Vienna, will present "Trigonomia", their first Collection for Autumn/Winter 11/12. A DJ line-up of PINIE WANG - MYYY BITCH CLUB, MIA LEGENSTEIN and RIOT MODE vs. BOOOM will add to the atmosphere, creating a one of a kind event. The Launch party starts at 11pm
1060, Mariahilferstrasse 101, 3 hof
Passion for Fashion
from Herbststrasse in association with mother agency will show their innovative and extravagant collections during the first ever Fashion Friday
at the Generali center. Expect shows throughout the day, accompanied by good musical beats, with a special act by fii
- Vienna's champion beatboxer. Don’t miss it!
1060, Mariahilferstraße 77
The final year students of the School of Fashion and Clothing Technology of Vienna
, under the wing of Atil Kutoglu, are staging a unique fashion show at the Museum of Military History
. The main theme for this years designs has been Inspirations
, and so if you are interested in seeing what inspires very young students, and what the results are, be sure not to miss the show!
Museum of Military History, Hall of fame
1030, Ghegastraße, Objekt 18
States of Matter in LA
2011|03|04 - 2011|06|05
Only recently invited to take part in the Womenswear trade show Pitti W
in Florence with a special project, the Rodarte sisters are currently holding an exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles
called States of Matter
, presented by Swarovski. The exhibition features pieces from Rodarte’s runway collections, as well as original ballet costumes designed for the film Black Swan. For those of you who cannot make it, have a look at the exhibition here
The EVOQUE Fashion Award
for budding fashion designers is here, offering irresistible prizes. If you feel you have got what it takes to win the complete serial production and worldwide distribution of your own collection with a value of over 25.000 EUR simply upload your collection or sketch portfolio until the 10th of April and you will be in the running.
Hurry up, there is only one more week to go!
White Rabbit Vienna
White Rabbit Vienna
invites you to a spring/summer presentation organised as a part of the ‘Frühlingsfest’. Shown will be new collections by these labels: JUST FEMALE, SECOND FEMALE, BLLACK NOIR, SAINT TROPEZ, VLADIMIR KARALEEV, PENKOV BERLIN, GANG, ONE T.SHIRT, 1INA100, MÉLA BY MELANIE WINKLER, JAGO, AZADPOUR, LAETITIA KLEIN, JANE CARR, TWO T´S, as well as current jewellery lines from FILIGRAN MOCHILA, FINNSDOTTIR UND ELENA MITZEVA. Adding to the experience, drinks will be served, resulting in an irresistible fashionable affair!
1pm - 7pm
ANNA AICHINGER Sample Sale
To celebrate the grand 5th anniversary of Anna Aichinger
’s success, a tempting sale will take place in her studio, offering selected pieces from 2006-2011, including rare prototypes and samples - accompanied by drinks and good music. You are all welcome!
Friday 1st April 4pm-9pm
Saturday 2nd April 3pm-8pm
1010, Weihburggasse 16
Japan Charity Exhibition
2011|03|31 - 2011|04|2
The Students and Professors of the University of Applied Arts are organizing a charity exhibition
to help the victims of the catastrophe in Japan. The works, ranging from painting, photography, sculpture to digital art and fashion-design, will be sold and the proceeds are going to be donated to the Japanese Red Cross. Join them in this unique effort to help!
1010, Heinrichsgasse 4
Vintage your life!
2011|03|31 - 2011|04|02
The one of a kind vintage paradise and the place for fashionable finds, Fräulein Kleidsam
is happy to announce a three day pop-up shopping event where you will find selected dresses, shoes and various accessories from all decades. It is definitely a cause against mass production, and what a fashionable one at that!
1040, Margaretenstrasse 38
2011|03|28 - 2011|04|22
A creative group exhibition curated by Mother Agency, centred around the theme of love, will bring together artists of all kinds- Artur Singer, Inga Unzeitig, Wolfgang Steiner, Matthias Brandstetter, Petra Rautenstrauch, Mane Unger, Michael Polixmair, Sabine Burg. This homage to love will open with a performance by Mel Merio and Band and will include small events such as short readings or various DJ sets following the theme of the exhibition.
Opening: 7pm, 28th March
OSCAR -a red dot design award winner
OSCAR, an exquisite bracelet from Atelier Allure
by Thomas Hauser (our interview back from February here
) has been crowned one of the winners in the category ‘Watches and Jewellery’.The unique feature of OSCAR is the fit, the comfort and the functionality of its mechanical aspects, perfectly integrated into a sensual, dynamic design language. Oscar is a real functional beauty statement with an award to prove it! A celebratory ceremony will take place on the 4th July in Essener’s Opernhaus.
A month full of design
Graz’s recent UNESCO promotion to a Design City
is already proving rightful as the third edition of Design Month
is to unveil at the beginning of this summer in may. The aim is to create a comprehensive picture of the creative economy and its influence on design and so Creative Industries Styria is inviting designers and artists of all spheres to participate in this event by presenting their products.
If you would like to take part in the event, send your project ideas
by the 25th March.Good luck!