Austrian Lace – Nigerian Fashion
After the much celebrated exhibition and fashion show African Lace
in Vienna last October, the ongoing relationship between Austria and Nigeria is about to be presented in Lagos under the name “Austrian Lace – Nigerian Fashion” . Four renowned Nigerian designers- Ituen Basi, Folake Folarin-Coker of Tiffany Amber, Frank Osodi of House of Bunor and Godwin Mekwuye of Vivid Imagination will partake in the fashion show, while an exhibition due to open at the National Museum in Lagos in June will be previewed.
2011|05|03 - 2011|05|31
Choosing the perfect wedding dress has been a topic of interest of women across the globe since decades. Now you have the chance to experience it a bit differently. To inspire and awe, FREAKS & ICONS
is presenting an exhibition full of classic and elegant dresses alongside more extravagant models made of unusual materials and unconventional cuts. Around 20 local and international designers present their take on the modern bride. Doychinoff, Lila, Pia Mia, Sabrina Vogel and Studio B3 are just some of the participating designers. Come and let yourself be inspired!
FREAKS & ICONS - Designer Showroom Vienna (former THE HOT DOGS)
1070, Zollergasse 12
rosa mosa Sample Sale
2011|05|13 - 14
Simone Springer and Yuji Mizobuchi who stand behind the highly individualist and innovative brand rosa mosa
are hosting a very special sample sale. Their mostly locally sourced materials clash with their international influences and it all results in high-craftsmanship and fashionable art. If you too long for that one piece of clothing that will make you stand out from the crowd, this is the place to be!
13th May, 1pm - 7pm
14th May, 11am - 4pm
1050, Ziegelofengasse 17/R2
Wilfried Mayer Studio Opening
carefully crafted garments which are thought through to the very last detail need no introduction. Behind his menswear label stand long hours of research and inspiration gathering and now is your chance to grab some of his exceptional pieces for yourself in a one-off sample sale. After you have shopped, a party is prepared, inviting you to celebration drinks in honour of Mayer’s new studio opening.
Sample Sale 2pm - 8pm
1020, Rueppgasse 11/8
Vintage meets Haute Couture
An exclusive event for all true fashionistas is taking place today at the Designflagship Store
, combining art, Haute Couture and vintage all in one. Vintage haute couture dresses from the 50’s made by Valentino, Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Balmain will be presented in a fashion show, while high-end fabrics by the Swiss Textile Industry will be shown. As an art bonus, sculptures by Claudia-Maria Luenig
will add even more flavour to the colourful event.
1010, Fichtegasse 5 / Hegelgasse 11
fashion:mob @ Reumannhof
In honor of the conclusion of the Gemeindebau Festival
, a big scale BLOCK:STYLE party is being held. An outdoor fashion show in a fashion:mob style with Mario Soldo at its lead and many talents will showcase a combination of their own styles together with collections of the following designers: MARONSKI
, angel transformation
, ruins of modernity
and amateur fashion
, along with the fashionable mobile sounds of tingeltangel. See you there!
1050, Margaretengürtel 100
Lake's Fashion Days
2011|05|11 - 15
More than 40 fashion designers from Austria, Germany, Italy and Slovenia are set to present their summery collections as a part of the Lake's Fashion Days
. Luxurious to casual, eveningwear to swimwear, everyone will find something to his/hers liking. The location for these unusual fashion shows is the breathtaking lake Wörthersee and the modern architecture of the hotel Lake's - my lake hotel & spa.
9210 Pörtschach am Wörthersee
Golden Caravan Space
2011|05|05 - 05|07
invites you to yet another shopping event, offering more than 40 luxury womenswear and menswear fashion labels at seriously reduced prices. The -30% to -80% discounts are enough of a reason to attract large crowds of fashion savy shopaholics so don’t miss your chance to find your own luxury piece at a fraction of its price!
1010, Schubertring 10-12
Maria Oberfrank, the designer behind pitour
, is pleased to invite you to an exclusive shopping event full of ideas and inspirations. The brand new summer collection will be on display, reduced 20% in the Ladies-Night- Special. Champagne will finish off the fashionable atmosphere so make sure you make it in time to get your favorite pieces!
1070, Museumsplatz 1
copy! please copy!
The MAK Nite returns with a fashion show dedicated to the luxury industry. In copy! please copy!
, Jutta Eberhard presents a "fake"
collection-handmade, copied freely from existing haut couture-combined
with the exhortation to use these works to make further copies. The installation "In Between" by Eva Schlegel will provide the setting of the show, which contributes even more to this unique nite!
MAK-Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art
1010, Stubenring 5
Hyères - The Winners 2011
The winners of Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography
in the south of France have been announced. Two competitions-one for designers and one for photographers-were staged. The French designer Léa Peckre took away the Grand Prize while the Swiss Emilie Meldem was awarded a special mention of the jury. Another French designer Céline Méteil recieved the Première Vision Prize as well as the Grand Prize of the Public. In the photography field, Anouk Kruithof followed by Katarina Elven were awarded. To have a look at all the collections follow this link
. We congratulate the winners!
New Shopping Guide
Inviting you for a unique, exciting and relaxing shopping experience, the new 7tm shopping guide
encompassing 40 shops mostly around the 7th district in Vienna. The guide aims to attract not only tourists but also locals, who want to experience shopping in their city in a new way. Smaller designer boutiques and well hidden treasures will be unveiled to you, so don’t hesitate and pick up your free copy. You can do so in all 7tm shops as well as all trendy bars and clubs and selected hotels.
ITS - International Talent Support
announced the names of the finalists of the four areas of ITS tenth edition, today. New this year the ITS#JEWELRY Award created together with main partner Swarovski Elements. The Jewelry Award includes a cash prize amounting to €10,000 and a 6-month internship at the Swarovski HQ in Wattens (Austria).
Check out the finalists
in the 4 categories - Fashion, Photography, Accessories and Jewelry
ITS will take place in Trieste, Italy, on July 14th - 15th.
Royal wedding dresses
To celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate, Kensington Palace has brought out six sumptuous gowns - seldom seen by the public - all worn by royal brides over the past 200 years.
Take a look at the audio slideshow
and see how fashions changed through the decades.
The All Together Now Issue
A fresh and new fashion magazine from Berlin is about to hit the newsstands (29th April). OE Magazine
is a collaboration of the Berlin based agency Arne Eberle
, the design office Maven
and the stylist Rainer Metz
, who took the initiative to present the lively and complex fashion scene of Berlin and the whole of Germany in a visual format. The publication will from now on appear twice a year. We wish the newbie a lot of dedicated readers!
Pelt Me with Gold and Silver
Fairy-tales have always been a source of inspiration and fascination for people all over the world. Designer Dorte Kaufmann
and photographer Wolfgang Silveri
are giving four classic fairy-tale characters the opportunity to tell their stories differently. Sterntaler, Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Pechmarie take their fate into their own hands and present themselves as modern and fashion-conscious women.
1010, Stubenring 5
La Couture à l'Oeuvre
2011|03|25 - 2011|07|24
A retrospective exhibition dedicated to the true mistress of couture-Madame Grès is being put on at the Musée Bourdelle
in Paris. Encompassing her impressive career that produced beautiful architectural and draped dresses are 80 pieces that will be on display. If you want to delve into classic style or just appreciate timeless elegance, mark your Easter holidays by visiting this one of a kind exhibition.
18, rue Antoine Bourdelle
Chicken Fashion With Dip
The fashion show of the students of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna is not for another two months (June 16th) but their promotional campaign
has already been released to spark our interest and imagination. Pre–sale of tickets will start in early June so be sure not to miss this occasion!
Paris in Vienna
Use the perfect weather to see the outdoor exhibition Paris Noire
, presenting large scale photographs by fashion photographer Katarina Balgavy
. Eight pictures are shown during the next couple of weeks on two of the house walls of Vienna’s photolab Foto Leutner
. Take a stroll through the city’s old downtown and enjoy the unconventional art setting!
1070, Kaiserstrasse 58
The second issue of Berlin based Fräulein Magazine
has just been published. Gracing its cover is Sabina Schreder who was awarded the best stylist prize by the Vienna Fashion & Lifestyle Awards in 2010.
Get it before it sells out!