2013|02|01 - 28
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.
While New Year’s may still be a while off, here at austrianfashion.net, 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
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
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
Online Fashion Week
2012|12|03 - 07
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
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
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
1010, Grashofgasse 3 oder Schönlaterngasse 5
We Bandits X-Mas Pop-up
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
Herbststrasse Open House
2012|11|30 - 2012|12|01
It’s never too late to get into what you’ve always felt passionate about, and Herbstrasse College
knows this. Offering evening courses on jewellery design, the school attracts a following of dedicated students and jewellery enthusiasts each time around, and now, it could be your turn to take part. Helping you with the application decision is an Open House event organised in order to show, promote and excite visitors and prospective students. The two day event boasts of a great programme including presentations, fashion shows and workshops, so if you ever wondered if this could be the path for you, come and see!
1160, Herbststrasse 104
A & C Christmas Specials
2012|11|30 - 2012|12|01
The first weekend of the Advent promises to be a good one, with Awareness & Consciousness
holding a Christmas Specials event. Made from organic cotton, pieces from A&C’s second line called BASIC include accessories, bags, scarves and more, so if you yearn for that good feeling of an ecological yet stylish purchase, this is your shopping spot. Also offering designs from the main collection, and from seasons past and present, this Christmas Specials happening will have you sorted for all those special gifts for you and your close ones. With mulled wine and biscuits on the side, who could ask for more?
1150, Goldschlagstrasse 8
2012|11|30 - 2012|12|01
Picking out just one event from the MQ Winter calendar can be tough, but the WeihnachtsQuartier
is a sure favourite. Involving over 100 international designers, the market sets out to promote current trends, developments and innovations from the various fields of fashion, jewellery, interior and product design. Discovering out-of-the-ordinary pieces as well as the exceptional talents who stand behind their creation is what this is all about, and we know you won’t be leaving empty handed. Buying gifts has never been simpler or more inspiring, and doing it all under one roof without stepping into the freezing cold is a welcomed bonus!
freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL
2wei Pop-Up Store
2wei is the brainchild of two Hetzendorf students by the names Eva Zar and Benedikt Muxel, and it is a label you want to take a note of. Presenting their first collection in pop-up store style, 2wei is inviting you to come look at and shop the handmade in Austria pieces, each reflective of the many faces of Viennese life. The collection is limited to a small number of designs, so be there first to avoid disappointment later. The opening night of the pop-up also features a performance and a DJ set, so don’t wait a minute!
Opening performance: 23rd November, 19:30
1070, Westbahnstraße 20/4
departure Fashion Tour
Vienna Art Week 2012 has officially began, and included in the week-long programme of exhibition openings, talks and open days is a departure initiated event calling to attention all fashion enthusiasts and budding designers. The departure CEO Bettina Leidl will be conduction a Fashion Tour
of the ateliers of fashion designers Anna Aichinger
, Gebrüder Stitch
, Florian Ladstätter
, allowing all the participants into the backstages of the Vienna fashion scene. Whether out of pure curiosity or thirst for creative inspiration, we suggest you sign up
for the tour while you can. Places are limited so don’t waste a minute!
Beyond Fashion Summit 2012
2012|11|15 - 16
Berlin is becoming a fixture when it comes to visionary and ecological innovations, and events such as the Beyond Fashion Summit
make this so. Filled with conferences, workshops and talks, this two day conference is all about bringing in new technologies into fashion, and inspiring an ecological dialogue with the various industries involved. This year’s theme- Hypernature
, promises to tackle issues such as sustainable or digital change within the business and will serve as the ideal place for communication and connection building for the fashion companies. Igniting interest and making ground for positive change are never wrong aims to go by!
Lückenwalder Strasse 4-6
Hyères Call for Entries
The annual spring International Festival of Fashion and Photography taking place in the idyllic south of France has helped establish some of the most prominent names and brands of the fashion and photography industry today. Already in its 28th edition this spring, the influential festival is calling for all entries within the fashion design and photography sphere
. A distinguished jury will be judging the submitted works, and many more industry authorities are set to view weight in, so if it’s exposure you seek, it’s exposure you will get. Sign up until the 26th November and continue on to upload your portfolios and supporting documents in order to partake. Make a leap of faith and you never know!
Lifestyle Event Flandern
Belgian fashion has been catapulted to international fame thanks to the famous Six of Antwerp, but ever since, many young and noteworthy talents have joined the stage. Flanders Fashion Institute
has been invited to present the collections of Flemish talents in Vienna during a lifestyle event organised by Tourism Flanders
, and the works of the young designers Sofie Claes
and Tom Van der Borght
have been selected to be displayed during the two fashion shows of the evening. Fitting in perfectly with the other presentations of the Flemish culture that night, the designers are sure doing a great job at showcasing what Belgium has up its creative sleeve! Only by invitation!