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Dries Van Noten Inspirations
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Dries van Noten makes art that just happens to have taken the form of clothes. His collections have never lacked praise for the unique artistry, meticulous technique, and the meaningful conceptual layers behind it. Through the on-going Inspirations exhibition at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris we can peek into the mind and creative process of the designer himself. Bringing together van Noten’s designs, little bits of his personal inspirations, and other supporting materials, as well as some masterpieces by the likes of Bronzino, Kees Van Dongen or Yves Klein which were instrumental in Noten’s work itself, the exhibition constructs an inspirational gateway into van Noten’s world!

Les Arts Décoratifs 

107, rue de Rivoli 

75001 Paris

Silk – Lace – Ermine
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The Sisi Museum in Vienna has been attracting hordes of visitors ever since it opened its doors to the public in 2004, and this year, as a commemoration to its immense success, a temporary exhibition delving even deeper into Sisi’s life has been put on. Entitled Silk – Lace – Ermine, the exhibit showcases the extremely precious and fragile vintage textiles making up a part of Sisi’s personal attire. Her imperial wardrobe doesn’t fail to fascinate even today, and with her knack for fashion, it’s no wonder. Come see the pride of the exhibition- The Blue Dress, displayed alongside many other personal and delicate items from the Empress’ wardrobe, offering an unmissable glimpse into history.

Imperial Apartements, Sisi Museum, Silver Collection
Hofburg/entrance Innerer Burghof
1010 Vienna

Show Angewandte 2014

The young visionaries graduating from the Angewandte this year have a lot to show to the world, and what better place to do that than the high-profile annual Show of the Fashion Department? The students, trained by Bernhard Willhelm, get ready to present their pieces, executed to the highest level of technical precision and craftsmanship. Don’t miss the hype and get your tickets now!


Another Austria


Austria at the International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week 2014



For the second time, Austrian fashion design is represented at the International Fashion Showcase 2014  during London Fashion Week. The British Fashion Council has invited more than 30 nations to participate in this unique project which seeks to encourage the artistic exchange between countries by presenting their own creativity and young talents. The exhibition runs from the 13th until the 23rd of February 2014 at The Moving Museum in London.



Another Austria aims to explore the artistic exchange between various cultures by presenting a diverse selection of contemporary design. The exhibition, curated by Claudia Rosa Lukas from AUSTRIANFASHION.NET, in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum London, features four innovative Vienna-based designers – Femme Maison, GON, Benedikt Fischer and Matthias Winkler -each chosen for their impressive craftsmanship and unique aesthetic approach.




Supported by: Austrian Cultural Forum London, BMUKK - Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, departure- The Creative Agency of the City of Vienna and ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA



British Fashion Council

British Council  ( update soon )



Accompanying Events at the Austrian Cultural Forum London

28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ


Design Showcase: Fashion

Thursday 6 February 2014, 6pm, ACF London


Fashion Films by Adia Trischler and Andreas Waldschütz

Tuesday 18 February, 7pm, ACF London

ACF Design Showcase - Call For Submissions

The Austrian Cultural Forum London would like to invite Austrian and Austria-based designers to
exhibit accessory designs and showpieces at the ACF London during London Fashion Week 2014. Due to the limited size of the showcase space only smaller objects such as jewelry, shoes, showpieces, scarves, bags, hats etc can be considered. The selection will be made by the ACF and curator of the International Fashion Showcase 2014 Claudia R. Lukas. The exhibition will run from 6 February until mid-March.
Applications should be sent by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Submission deadline is Sunday 8 December 2013.
Please include: CV, photos (less than 3MB), measurements, value, short description and statement.

Terms and Conditions:
- Participants must be 18 years and older.
- Participants must not be associated with following institutions:
The Austrian Embassy / The Austrian Cultural Forum
- Submissions must be entered by the 8th December 2013 in order to be considered.
- The selected designers will be contacted via email.

Please contact the ACF London for further information or questions.
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ
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Creative Job Speed ​​Dating #5 FASHION: SPECIAL
in cooperation with AUSTRIANFASHION.NET

Networking can be stressful and confusing, but with the oncoming season of various fashion, design and art events already on the go, making new contacts and meeting the right people is more important than ever. Riki Wieland and Michael Dürr of CJSD Creative Job Speed Dating know this, and so do we at AUSTRIANFASHION.NET, which is exactly why we have all teamed-up to bring you a Fashion:Special speed dating session. Proving that speed dating needn’t be confined to the relationship kind, CJSD invites creative entrepreneurs, employees, agencies, companies and start-up businesses to meet one another, in the hope of fostering new contacts and future collaborations. Guests are asked to bring along a buddy from the creative business, making for a broader spectrum of interests

Our session of the CJSD is fashion themed, and the participating professionals from the industry, as well as all of you fashion-minded individuals, will make for a truly buzzing atmosphere. The meeting point is Das Heinz in the former headquarters of the Austrian Textile Industry, breathing in a sense of symbolisms to this professional yet highly enjoyable event.
So far, an introductory talk will be given by the Austrian Zukunftsinstitut, but keep checking-in for more info about the programme and join our event on Facebook here

Free admission by reservation only at:
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17th September 2013, 19:00-23:00
Das Heinz Hinterzimmer
Rudolfsplatz 12, 1010 Vienna

MQ Vienna Fashion Week
Photo: Mato Johannik

September is the month of fashion, and Vienna keeps up! The MQ Vienna Fashion Week is hitting the city again, and staging a stylish and professional happening rivalling any of the bigger fashion capitals. Bringing together designers from all over the country and beyond, MQ Vienna Fashion Week is not only presenting the well-established  prèt-á-porter and eveningwear labels, but also showcases the work of young avant-garde designers. There will be fashion shows, an exhibition, side events and a whole lot of sartorial inspiration on site, so get your tickets early, and have a very fashionable week!


What better way to spend one of those lazy, hot days in August than in the unique setting of the Liechtenstein Palais? Enjoy a summer picnic with your friends in the palace's lush garden while delving into the marvellous visual world of CINEMA PHOTOGRAPHIQUE by Michael Dürr featuring Edita Malovcic. The screening will be followed by an after-show party where artists, fashion bloggers, stylists, and friends of Cinema Photographique come together as our DJs!

So if you can, grab your picnic buddy and get out there! The summer won't last forever...

Liechtenstein Palais, Garden
Entrance: Summer Café
1090, Fürstengasse 1

17h Summer picnic / Liechtenstein Park by CJSD#4
21h Cinema Photographique by Michael Dürr, Open Air Show
22h Summer Party

For more information and registration click here !

Credits :
Photo: Edita Malovcic seen by Michael Dürr
Outfits: Tim van Steenbergen, Preen @ Nachbarin, Vienna, GON, Vienna
Shades: Dsquared2
Styling: Max Märzinger c/o Monika Leuthner
Make up & Hairstyling: Anna Wagner c/o Monika Leuthner
Production: Johanna Hayder
Retouching: Christina Leurer

‘Another Austria’ Catalogue

The Another Austria exhibition was our official contribution to the International Fashion Showcase 2013 in London during February’s Fashion Week, and it was a true homage to the talented and crafty Austrian fashion designers and creatives. We involved the established, as well as the up-and-coming labels and brands, and presented a vivid picture of the Austrian fashion scene to all our international visitors. For those who couldn’t make it however, as well as for those who would like a nice memento, we have compiled a catalogue filled with designer profiles, pictures, posters and more. To own your copy, simply drop us an e-mail on This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and more info will follow.

Another Austria
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So here it is! We’ve been working around the clock in Vienna and London, and we are finally ready to announce our newest project  - the International Fashion Showcase: Another Austria exhibition taking place during London Fashion Week and carrying on for the whole month of February at the Austrian Cultural Forum London. The exhibit, accompanied by great side events and appearances offers a unique angle on the country’s blossoming fashion scene. We will be gradually revealing to you the involved designers, artists and objects, so keep checking in on our social networks every day. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we already do!

The exhibition is Austria’s official contribution to the International Fashion Showcase 2013 in London under the auspices of the British Fashion Council and the British Council.

Advent Wishes
Image While New Year’s may still be a while off, here at, we are embracing change and reinvention already. Our temporary London relocation has opened new doors and inspired new projects, and big changes and challenges are on the way. Our news section is being put aside for now, but you will still find all our articles coming in, and all the event highlights will be going live through our social media, so keep following us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest updates. In the meantime, scroll down for some Christmas happenings, and hang in there for all new that is to come. Soon, all will be revealed! Wishing you all Merry Holidays…

ReDesign Award 2013
Image Projects that encourage sustainability and promote a greener lifestyle are far too few and in between in our opinion, but that’s why when an event such as the ReDesign Award pops up, we take notice. Open to designers and design student from all over the EU, this award competition calls for inventive products made from recyclables, and offers a financial prize, as well as an international exhibition and priceless exposure. The ReDesign Award 2013 will be given out in 4 categories: mobility and public space, household appliances, accessories, and finally fashion and jewellery. Applications close on the 31st of January.

Nevertheless 05 Release

Challenging rules and creating visually striking spreads has been the magazine Nevertheless’ forte for quite some time now, and we never get tired of it. Now that the new number 5 issue is coming out, Nevertheless is holding a release party to celebrate its uniqueness and fashionable street cred, involving artists from all around, including a special guest appearance by Christoph Bucher who will be opening an exhibit at the party venue. Artsy get- togethers hardly get better than this!

1060, Esterhazygasse 11

Hartmann Nordenholz Sample Sale

The Austrian-German duo behind Hartmann Nordenholz excels at creating visionary and striking fashion, and if you don’t already, it’s time you get a piece of it for yourself. Be it for Christmas or just for pure pleasure, you can shop the brand at their most recent sample sale event, offering stand-out designs for tempting prices. As per usual, you also get the chance to shop for one-off pieces and already archived stock, so popping by will be definitely worth your while.

1150, Grangasse 5/4

design schenken
Image Christmas markets have sprung up like mushrooms after a good rain and the sheer amount of them can leave one overwhelmed. If you’re on the lookout for one that really has it all though, design schenken is your place to be. Staged on the three weekends leading up to the holidays, the market is stocked up with everything from fashion, accessories, cosmetics, books, design pieces and tons more. Exhausted from all the gift shopping you might be already, but don’t miss an opportunity at finding that one perfect gift your loved one will remember for a long time!

7th- 9th, 14th- 16th, 21st- 23rd December
Fr, 16:00 - 20:00
Sa, 11:00 - 20:00
Su, 11:00 - 17:00

Michaelerplatz 3
1010 Vienna

Online Fashion Week
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2011 marked the first foray into the experiment that was Online Fashion Week, and even though many doubted its potential, it proved a grand success, uniting online shoppers from all over the world and creating a virtual replica of a fashion spree gone wild. This year, Online Fashion Week will be again teaming up with some of the biggest names in fashion to come up with exclusive deals, one-off pieces and lovely treats for all the dedicated shoppers. Keep your eyes on the updates and prepare for the fanciest online shopping galore you’ve ever taken part in!

FILED UNDER Project Presentation

FILED UNDER is an ambitious project initiated by designer Annahita Kamali and photographer Florian Böhm, exploring the intersection between art, design and fashion. Involving various artists in the creation of unique pieces, the concept has also resulted in a collaboration with the German-Iranian author and journalist Jina Khayyer who contributed with a short story entitled Lust and Love. The author has meticulously drawn and stamped 9000 character to be transferred to a silk piece of cloth, creating a limited edition art piece to be revealed and read from by Khayyer herself during a special event at PARK. Presented in a hand-bound box, this surely would make the best present ever!

1070, Mondscheingasse 20

Santa’s Selection

There is just something about the stressful pre-Christmas shopping craze that can put even a dedicated shopper off. But why struggle in the packed streets when you can get a piece of Santa’s own selection at a special pop-up store event? Offering unique and exquisite fashion, accessories and jewellery, this small market stock high-quality gifts from small designers, provides gift packaging on site and treats you to chill-out music and fine cuisine all under one roof. Miles away from the hectic hustle and bustle, this is the seasonal stylishness and serenity we were looking for.

f6 – The open factory
1060, Esterhazygasse 3

Costume and Fashion Collection Tour

The University of Applied Arts has organised a guided tour through its Costume and Fashion Collection, allowing for a peek into its impressive archives and stocks filled with pieces by Gertrude Höchsmann, Fred Adlmüller, as well as more recent acquisitions. Presenting visitors with the unique opportunity of getting close to otherwise hidden away pieces, the tour will also include a special restoration project of one of Oskar Kokoschka’s designs, now revealed in its new look. It’s necessary to register at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Heiligenkreuzer Hof
1010, Grashofgasse 3 oder Schönlaterngasse 5

We Bandits X-Mas Pop-up

We Bandits may belong to pop-up store royalty, but not without a good reason. Carrying upbeat young labels and introducing alternative international talents, the pop-up store doesn’t fail to attract a decent number of loyal visitors each time. We know you are one of them, so prepare yourself for a four-day-long X-Mas shopping outing with Scandinavian and Korean fashion, food, drinks, an exhibition and a live performance on one of the days to top it all off. Talk about stepping it up!

12:00 - 20:30
1015, Fünfhausgasse 5

Hetzendorf Christmas Bazaar

The Christmas Market rally of the year is officially on, and the Fashion College Hetzendorf is far from lagging behind. Organising a Christmas Bazaar stocked to the full with all things handmade by the students, this market is sure to bring a smile to your face. Get your hands on anything from knitwear to accessories, jewellery and other creative products, all set amidst the opulence of the state rooms at the Hetzendorf castle. There’ll be seasonal delicacies on offer, with all the proceeds going to the KINDERHOSPIZ charity, helping illness-affected children in need. After all, that’s what the Christmas spirit is all about. So who needs a better reason to join in?

1210, Hetzendorfer Straße 79

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