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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FASHION: Objects, Concepts & Visions

Walking the Line between Craft and Tech: New Positions in Austrian Fashion Design

The exhibition is thematically linked to the very successful special exhibition ReFashioning Austria, held in Shanghai’s Liu Haisu Art Museum in December 2016, and focuses on contemporary works. With the exhibition location of Berlin in mind, the selection is supplemented with new works and encompasses around 40 positions of fashion designers and artists. 

The exhibition will showcase the experimental and ready-to-wear, textile art, jewellery, accessories, photography and digital art; with the exhibits located at the passing boundaries of design and art.

The exhibition, commissioned by the Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Art and Culture department, is organised by AUSTRIANFASHION.NET, with its curator Claudia Rosa Lukas.

30 November - 18 December 2017
me Collectors Room Berlin / Stiftung Olbricht
Auguststrasse 68
10117 Berlin

Opening Night: 29 November, 7pm (Only by invite)
Facebook Event

Wiener Schmucktage

The ever popular and wonderfully inspiring Wiener Schmucktage are back with another edition of their city-wide celebration of jewellery. Over 150 Austrian and international jewellery craftsmen will present their works and their craft, opening studios and taking over 28 different places in the Austrian capital. Spanning from innovative auteur jewellery to object art, upcycled and recycled pieces, or 3D and kinetic designs, the six day long festival brings together the best on the current scene. Also being a great way to discover the city, we recommend you study the programme and join in on as many of the planned activities as possible!

7 - 12 November

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

We are very honoured to announce that one of the commissioned works for ReFashioningAustria in Shanghai, namely Georg Eckmayr’s ‘A Landscape of Me',  will be screening in the Fashion category at ASFF2017 (Aesthetica Short Film Festival) in November. A BAFTA-recognised festival organised by Aesthetica Magazine, one of the leading publications for art, design and photography, highlighting some of the most important artists at work today. The film festival showcases over 400 international films from emerging and established filmmakers in various venues across the city of York. The programme also includes industry masterclasses, networking sessions and panel discussions.

8-12 November 2017
York, United Kingdom

blickfang Vienna

Discovering innovative labels, meeting over 150 designers in person, sampling products, trying on outfits and best of all, buying them directly on the spot. blickfang, the biggest design event of its kind in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, showcases furniture, jewellery and fashion from the young and international design scene, apart from mass goods and mass production. It attaches great importance to the origin of the products and their authenticity. blickfang has been an anual event in many European cities for more than 15 years and nowadays takes place in six different hot spots all over Europe. The next edition is back in Vienna, so mark your calendars!

27 - 29 October 2017

FR | 27. October 2017 | 12 am - 9 pm
SAT |  28. October 2017 | 10 am - 8 pm
SUN | 29. October 2017 | 10 am - 6 pm

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Weiskirchnerstraße 3, 1010 Vienna

Feminist Avantgarde of the 1970s

The MUMOK highlights the iconic and important era of the 1970s through a showcase of pieces from the Sammlung Verbund Collection, bringing to light the emancipation of women artists, who for the first time in the history of art began to create their own new and collective self-determined image. These women reflected on stereotypical social expectations in their works, and their views and art are highly relevant even today. The exhibition is divided into four sections: breaking out of one-dimensional role ascriptions as mother, housewife and wife, role-plays, the normativity of beauty, and female sexuality, and is featuring  300 works by 48 artists from Europe and North and South America. Definitely a must see summer exhibition!

until 3 September 2017
mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna

Helmut Lang - Various Conditions

An extensive new show of Helmut Lang’s latest works is taking place at two locations simultaneously- Sammlung Friedrichshof in Zurndorf and Stadtraum in Vienna. Especially designed for the exhibition ‘Various Conditions’, Lang has created concepts of space based on the dualism of black and white. His sculptures and objects move between figuration and abstraction, borrowing from classicism, as well as from modernity. For Lang, everything is material and is treated equally, whether it is mud, scrap, food, blood or, as a further consequence, the body. The great exhibit presents an act of creative deconstruction with the aim of generating something new.

Until 14 November 2017

Römerstrasse 3
2424 Zurndorf, Burgenland, Austria

Schleifmühlgasse 6/courtyard
1040 Vienna

Peter Lindbergh. From Fashion to Reality

A not-to-be-missed exhibition in Munich presents the work of one of the most influential fashion photographers of the past forty years. The new multimedia show puts on display more than 220 objects including films and exclusive, previously unseen material like storyboards, props, polaroids and contact sheets, offering a unique behind the scenes look at Lindbergh’s work, providing a fresh insight into the history of fashion photography over the last few decades. If in Munich this summer, make sure to incorporate a visit into your calendar, it will be worth it!

13. April – 27. August 2017

Kunsthalle München
Theatinerstraße 8
80333 Munich

Summer Reading

The MET Museum never disappoints with its great exhibitions as well as the publications it puts out. We suggest you spend some of your time this summer sifting through the extensive resource online, featuring anything from books, periodicals, collections, or papers. With over 1500 titles spanning the last five decades, the choice is anything but boring and you will surely find something which strikes your fancy, no matter what your interest. Here’s to a great summer spent discovering new things!

Buy From Jews! Story of a Viennese store culture

Documenting the rise of the department stores in Vienna in the nineteenth century, the new exhibition at the Jewish Museum offers an insight into the lives of the families who stood behind the movement. Names such as Gerngross, Zwieback, Jacob Rothberger, Braun & Co, Goldman & Salatsch, Jungmann & Neffe, and Knize shaped the shopping culture back in the day and the exhibit presents this aspect as well as the architecture and setting, the designers, the customers, and the sales personnel, tailors, and window dressers. Topping it off, the museum invited the young Viennese artist Kathi Hofer to take up motifs of the exhibition and, in the form of an artistic intervention, enable a different view for the visitors.

Until 19 Nov 2017
Jewish Museum Vienna
1010, Dorotheergasse 11

Vienna Biennale 2017

The Vienna Biennale is consistently on our must visit list, and this year is no different. Combining art, design, and architecture for a summer long festival celebrating the creative prowess of the city, the Biennale is all about generating new creative ideas and supporting cooperative projects. The 2017 edition comes under the overreaching title Robots. Work. Our Future, so expect some futuristic AI and robotics aspects throughout. There is simply so much to see, do, and experience during the four months that we suggest you study the programme and make your picks sooner rather than later!

21 June- 1 October 2017
MAK Museum
Stubenring 5, Vienna

Textile Kultur Haslach 2017

The annual summer school at the Textile Kultur Haslach 2017 is a wonderful way to spend some of your holidays, learning and creating in an inviting and culturally rich environment. The two week symposium carries the title ‘Culture Plants’ this year, focusing on the historical aspects of linen and the potential of the crop for the formation of community and landscape. Expect exhibitions, courses, and other side events for a full on programme that will have you entertained and educated.

16 - 28 July 2017
Haslach, Austria


Jakob Lena Knebl and the Mumok Collection

A new exhibition at the MUMOK joins the museum’s collection of modernist and contemporary art with the works of the artist Jakob Lena Knebl. Filled with eccentricity, the exhibit addresses the constructs of identity, desire, sensual experience, but also deals with shifting position of art, design, and fashion. Visitors are invited to not only follow the narrative, but also shape it, being aware of the fluidity between moments of clarity and uncertainty as to the function and arrangement of the objects presented.

17 March - 22 October 2017

mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna

Sports/No Sports

An exhibition exploring the correlation between fashion and sportswear with a focus on social, formal and aesthetic contexts, is taking place at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG), with over 150 articles of clothing, prints, posters, photographs and films, on display. The extensive presentation is shedding light on the development of fashion, sportswear and changing body ideals as well as the influence of textile technology on clothing. What's more, Flora Miranda, whose dress was spotted at the IFS Another Austria Showcase this year, is featured in the exhibit with her Warp outfit.

2 September 2016 - 20 August 2017

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
20099 Hamburg

Demystifying Femininity

Aiming to question and reflect the contemporary connotation of the concept femininity, sexuality and gender roles, the exhibition ‘Demystifying Femininity’ presents a three week long project including a group art show, discussions, artist talks, stand-up comedy and workshops. The featured artists were chosen through an open call asking for diverse approaches on the concept femininity. Artists were invited to explore, demystify, question and redefine the concept, whether it was through a social, personal, political or corporeal approach.

7- 28 June 2017
Improper Walls
Reindorfgasse 42
1150 Vienna

Contemporary Cluster #04 Caroline Heider

Caroline Heider’s first Italian solo exhibit opens in Rome this May at the interdisciplinary gallery concept Contemporary Cluster. Showing Heider’s large format photography alongside the works of Tuscan fashion designer Emiliano Rinaldi, the exhibition draws the visitors in into an immersive environment. Heider’s stunning work manages to give images a new material shape by referencing the act of folding in her works. Using a selection of pre-existing images from the original glass plates of the Wiener Werkstätte, Heider constructs a multi-layered world.

6 May - 15 July 2017

Caroline Heider Wiener Werkstätte for
Contemporary Cluster #04

Via Luigi Robecchi Bricchetti, 12
Rome, Italy

The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined

The Vulgar - Fashion Redefined, curated and organised by the Barbican Center, London, explores the challenging yet compelling territory of taste in fashion.  Showcasing objects spanning the Renaissance to the 21st century, the exhibition at Vienna’s Winterpalais seeks to stimulate discussion around the definition of the word ‘vulgar’. Working with the thesis that (good) taste is purely a matter of opinion, the exhibit showcases historic dress, couture, and ready-to-wear fashion, juxtaposed with textile samples, manuscripts, photography, and film, illustrating how taste is a mobile concept.

3 March - 25 June 2017

Himmelpfortgasse 8
1010 Vienna

Coco Chanel by Willy Rizzo & Vogue Covers

The Leica Gallery in Salzburg devotes itself to fashion with a new exhibition showing the iconic photographs by the famous Willy Rizzo. Photographing some of the biggest stars in the business, Rizzo had the chance to work with Coco Chanel, taking amazing black and white photos of the Grand Dame of Fashion. His timeless analogue works are shown side by side with experimental young talents of the online platform Photo-Vogue. This ever growing online platform curated by the photo editors and journalists of Vogue Italy has more than 150,000 members, and offers young talents a place for their works. The Leica exhibition presents the cooperation with Vogue Italy, resulting in a young, fresh and creative selection of talents sharing a space with a photography legend.

Until 05 June 2017

Leica Gallery Salzburg
Gaisbergstraße 12
5020 Salzburg

Edition Angewandte: Volume III

Fashion - From the Costume and Fashion Collection of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Whether you are looking for an inspiring and inexhaustible source of inspiration, a research piece, or simply a coffee table book, the new publication ‘Fashion - From the Costume and Fashion Collection of the University of Applied Arts Vienna’ will fit all categories. Bringing to light the extensive fashion collection of the Angewandte, the richly illustrated book delves into the history, content, and structure of the collection, compromising of more than 8,000 objects. Featuring pieces dating back to the 18th century, all the way to modern times, this is definitely a book you will struggle to put down.

Book presentation
4 April 2017, 18:00

Angewandte Innovation Laboratory
Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Wien

Loos Salon


A special event is coming to town, taking over the classy Bridge Club Vienna and turning it into a lively hub of creativity, fashion, and art. During the night, the Loos Salon curated by Michael Dürr will introduce the groupshow exhibition ‘A Private View From a Bridge’, a salonshow by Nachbarin Vienna, featuring some great names, an installation, a dancefloor, and a bar to keep it all going. AUSTRIANFASHION.NET, too is invited to contribute with two commissioned works, that will be presented for the first time in Austria. It’s gonna be a night packed to its brim with great things to see and experience, so join us on the 19.05.2017 and don’t forget to put your name on the guestlist by emailing:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bridge Club Vienna
Reischachstrasse 3
1010 Vienna
Doors open: 8pm

Designmonat Graz

29 April-28 May 2017

The city of Graz is home to the annual Designmonat which consistently treats its many visitors to an array of design-oriented exhibition, events, and an overall rich programme. The whole city gets sucked into the celebrations, and this year it all starts with the exhibitions SELECTED and ‘The Orange Age’. Uniting under the title LIGHT 2017, Designmonth commissioned artists for eight light installations in the city center of Graz. Traditionally, the Assembly Festival joins in with three days of fashion, design, and art, featuring some highlights such as the award ceremony of the Kastner & Öhler Fashion Award or the Street Fashion Show taking place on the Island in the Mur this year. If that’s not enough, the FESCH’MARKT comes in with over 100 new designers presenting their works, available for you to take home. There’s a lot to experience and see!

Assembly Festival
5-7 May
Kunsthaus Graz

12-14 May
Seifenfabrik, Graz

Maker Faire Vienna

The ultimate DIY festival for creativity, innovation, and technology in Vienna is back, aiming to present the infinite drive of makers, inviting the public to join in the celebration of the handmade, handcrafted, and unique. Expect workshops, lectures, interesting events and stalls, and everything from fashion, food, art, music, open-source, hacking, 3D printing or upcycling. You could not find a better homage event to all creators, so come take part and soak up the atmosphere!

20-21 May

Dr. Otto-Neurath-Gasse 3
A-1220 Wien

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