Summer Read: fashion book
Summer Read: online magazine
And finally: our tip for online aficionados - under an umbrella, your iphone and you? Schön magazine
is out, powered by the skills of everyone willing at NINETEEN74.com
. The August issue, so to say...
Save the date: Vienna Fashion Week
For a bit of relaxation between Milano and Paris: the first edition of MQ Vienna Fashion Week will take place from September 24 - 27, and we are all very curious to see what it will be like. So, for the time being and before you shut down your Venetian blinds for ferragosto, save that date, will ya?
Copenhagen Fashion Week
2009|08|05 - 09
One of the hottest fashion weeks outside the world's four fashion capitals will take place in Copenhagen
in early August. The lineup of designers is really impressive, and it's interesting to see how several labels have moved from Stockholm to Copenhagen for presenting their spring 2010 collections. Scandinavian fluctuation, that is... Check out the Copenhagen Fashion Week TV website
for video coverage of the event.
Sale Edith A'Gay
2009|07|30 - 08|01
Edith A'Gay invites you to her sample sale starting tomorrow at noon. The sale takes place in Edith's studio in Zieglergasse 81, 1070. Get that summer dress!
Dressmaking World Congress
2009|08|01 - 06
The World Congress of Dressmakers and Tailors will take place in the beautiful festival town Salzburg in early August. Guild members from all over the world will come and talk about the trade. The entry fee of 580 € isn't jucier than what you usually have to pay for congresses and conferences - and may still be a bit too high for a younger audience. To enable them to watch the fashion shows that will take place, the upper galleries of the congress building will be open to the public. More info and the exact schedule here.
Fashion summer schedule
Get out yer notebooks, diligent boys and girls - here come the most important dates for the summer schedule leading up to the qualifying exams for Vienna's academic fashion institutes.
Fashion Masterclass at the Uni of Applied Arts
August 10 + 11, 10 am - 4 pm:
Hermann Fankhauser gives valuable portfolio advice and helps you understand what's hot and what's not... For info write to
September 15 + 16, 10 am - 4 pm:
Deadline for the submission of portfolio candidatures
At 9.30 am a list of the candidates for the qualifying examination will be published in the university hall.
September 18 - 20, 10 am - 6 pm:
The qualifying exam takes place in the facilities of Modeklasse.
Bachelor Course at Hetzendorf Fashion Institute
September 24 + 25
Qualifying exam for the 1st year under the new creative direction of _fabrics interseason.
Check the website for contact emails for portfolio reviews during the summer months.
Fashion and styles at the Academy of Fine Arts
September 18, 9 am - 7 pm:
deadline for submission of portfolios
September 22 - 24:
Until then, have a great summer!
I do my little turn on the catwalk...
Right said Fred? Probably so, indeed indeed. But what catapults us into musings about the catwalk is the exhibition that is due to open tomorrow in Dusseldorf's Cultural and Scientific Forum: "Catwalks. The most spectacular fashion shows"
. The exhition was put together with help from the editor-in-chief of VOGUE Germany, Christiane Arp (just a notch short of Carine and Anna, then...). And is for sure an interesting thing. The openin takes place as CPD Dusseldorf Fashion Week
open July 26 through November 1st
Hempt, HÄMD, Hemnd, pt. 2
Austrian Fashion Guide # 05
All Austrian fashion designers
who will be present in Paris during womenswear week in October
and want to be part of the 5th issue of the Austrian Fashion Guide
to be released during the semaine de la mode
are asked to contact plastic media until July 29 latest. Write to
and you will receive interview questions and further instructions. All designers who were present in past editions of the guide are asked to review their last entry and let the editorial team know which changes are to be applied.
opens the next session of his phantastic "cinéma photographique" series. This time round, fashion cinéastes are invited to the glamorous setting of Vienna's Planetarium club
. The screening will be accompanied by Michael's favourite summer songs. The weekend is saved...
Les cravates par Hermès
Into ties? Into graphic design? Into French luxury brands? All preliminary conditions are met, and you may now submit your designs for the tie-revamping competition organised by Hermès and Designboom. The lines are open until August 5. All necessary information here.
The design festival Designers' Open
will take place in Leipzig from October 23 - 25. A bit early we are with our announcement, you find? Always ahead of the rest, we say... And: submissions for participation are accepted until July 31, the list of approved participants will be published on August 15. What a great chance to rock one of the GDR's architectural landmarks - Leipzig's main post office.
Designers Against AIDS Online Shop
Going shopping, doing good, staying at home: three birds, one stone with the recently opened Designers Against AIDS online shop
. There you'll find t-shirts and underwear designed exclusively for DAA (so no H&M styles, ladies and gents...), for example by the S.F. fashion duo Nice Collective, Dutch couturier Percy Irausquin AND graphic artist Paul Snowden.
By purchasing these items you will be supporting the creation of the
International HIV/AIDS Awareness Education Center (IHAEC) in Antwerp,
Belgium, which aims to inspire and teach young people to raise
awareness in their own country of origin.
You'll probably find the shipping costs slightly exaggerated (10 € for a 32 € Paul Snwoden men's tee, ouch!...), but maybe supportive fashionistas can form shopping communities and place collective orders? Just a suggestion...
Do remember to include a quick trip to our blog on ThePop.com
as part of your weekend breakfast schedule, will ya?
Fashion & politics
Michelle Obama brought the issue onto the pages of all glossy magazines earlier this year. But the link between fashion & politics or power is of course one that can be documented throughout the centuries. And that's actually what the exhibition "Fashion & Politics" put together by the IFT in NY City does - "a chronological exploration of over 200 years of politics as expressed through fashion". Rudi Gernreich's monokini is also part of the show - as a very important contribution to the discussion of gender and the emancipation of women. Should anybody out there be crazy enough to plan a summer trip to the city that never sleeps...
Open until November 7
Combinat guest designers July
Guest artists, guest designers, guest stars - guests whereever you look: what a hospitable time we live in... Anyhow, Combinat
showcases two invited labels in July - a good occasion to escape the summerly heat and check out the collections of Göttin des Glück
s and House of Boing
Baudelaire & the streets of Vienna
Whilst we have every reason to believe that a great number of our readers already know all about this project - and indeed, they may even be part of it -, we would still like to make sure that noone out there doesn't know what's coming up: the Vienna Fashion Observatory
is an exhibition project realised for Freiraum/quartier 21 and brings together Baudelaire's thoughts on 1850s Paris and today's fashion blogs. Or something of the kind.
Many of our friends as well as some international blogging star(let)s are invited to contribute their perception of Viennese fashion streetlife. It will be interesting to see how this project will be translated into the exhibition space. Interesting side effect: bloggers becoming part of artist-residency programmes. Is that the ultimate consecration?
Opens tomorrow night in Freiraum/quartier 21 - MQ - Museumsplatz, 1070 at 7 pm
Red Cross & Pierre Lang
The International Red Cross
celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2009 with international events and special collaborations going on throughout the year. The Austrian jewellery manufacturer Pierre Lang
has created a special necklace and pendant that not only represents the form of the Red Cross, 3 € per sold item benefit the international organization. Good looks for a good cause.
Martin Stöbich & Julia Knogler @W?ATF
LOVE, what else. Another thing that kept Berlin hopin' and swingin': the launch of "I Love You Magazine", the Germian version (apparently there is already a Russian one). Something to watch out for when new magazine launches are less frequent than old titles disappearing, actually. An editorial features beautiful Anna Korzun photographed by Kate Bellm
. We are eager to see more of that in the future. In the meantime, check out the magazine's website
for some truly emotional confessions.