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FESTIVAL |  |  30.09.09  |  send link
Paris fashion week
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It's the start of the Semaine du prêt-à-porter in Paris , and a whole bunch of Austrian designers present their womenswear collections for spring 2010 in different showrooms. For more details, please consult the Austrian fashion guide, the download version can be found here.

EXHIBITION |  |  29.09.09  |  send link
Fame & fashion
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At the photo gallery Photographers' Limited Editions, tonight, opening of the exhibition Fame & fashion. Please refer to the gallery's website for more information concerning the schedule and timing of the opening.

EXHIBITION |  |  28.09.09  |  send link
Dirk Van Saene @ Song Song
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Woohoo - with all that Vienna Fashion Week-ing and preparing for France and everything else, we almost suffered an oversight: the Dirk van Saene Ceramics exhibition opened last weekend at Song Song (Praterstrasse 11, 1020) - but will be on until November 7. So if you feel like some shopping AND art loving, here's your place to go.

EXHIBITION |  |  26.09.09  |  send link
Guided fashion tours
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We already told you about the current exhibition at the Wien Museum in an extensive article written by Sandra Pfeifer. But now, as tomorrow is the Day of the Monument, the museum has come up with a special surprise: fashion designers will act as exhibition guides and lead visitors through the show of historical costumes. Your chance to meet Claudia Rosa Lukas (at 3 pm), Klaus Mühlbauer (at 4 pm) and Anita Aigner/Schella Kann (at 5 pm). What a Sunday indeed!

FESTIVAL |  |  25.09.09  |  send link
Inspiring virtuality?

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You never know where a fashion designer might take his or her inspiration from. Virtual spaces are a good guess, though. Maybe even gaming and such? Should the latter be the case, and you the one looking for creative input, off you go to Vienna's Gamecity 09 festival in the beautiful town-hall, which explores the many facets and aspects of computer games in the present.

FILM TV |  |  24.09.09  |  send link
A Shaded View on Fashion Film 2
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Diane Pernet's (don't say you don't know who that is...) film festival A Shaded View on Fashion Film has reached its second year and will be on in Paris starting tomorrow. The programme is online here. The final award ceremony takes place on October 8th, so right at the end of Paris Fashion Week.

BLOG |  |  23.09.09  |  send link
Our Vienna Fashion Week Blog
Image As all of you know by now, Vienna's very own fashion week kicks off today - and lures fashion friends into the fantastic tent outside the MQ area. Starting tomorrow morning, you'll find lots of images on our festival blog which we realise in cooperation with The POP on See you there!

EVENT |  |  22.09.09  |  send link
London Fashion Week: Peter Pilotto
Image Marios Schwab was yesterday, Peter Pilotto is today. And we're not talking in metaphores, here: it's the London Fashion Week schedule that's on our minds. Peter's show takes place today at 9 am (hello party people?). And we're eager to see what this year's Stella Contemporary Fashion Award finalist has come up with for spring 2009.

EXHIBITION |  |  21.09.09  |  send link
Yoga, art, and "la mode"
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What a wild mixture, you will say: the exhibition "Provisorisches Yoga" was put together by Grazer Kunstverein as a contribution to this year's edition of the Steirischer Herbst and will open on Saturday, Sept. 26 in Graz at 1 pm. Among the participants are Henning Bohl, Michaela Meise, Sofie Thorsen - and the well-known design label ___fabrics interseason from Vienna.

Grazer Kunstverein, Mariahilferstraße 2, 8020

DESIGNER |  |  19.09.09  |  send link
Lisa D on a tour d'Autriche
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Berlin-based Austrian fashion designer Lisa D is about to tour Austria and Germany and bring her autumn 2009 collection to Graz, Klagenfurt, Frankfurt and Vienna. First stop will be Pell Mell in Graz from September 24 to 27. Check Lisa's website for details and other tour dates.

EVENT |  |  18.09.09  |  send link
25 Years London Fashion Week
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Here we go again, through the straining days of September. As London Fashion Week is about to kick off (New York was the one to open the season in the "really important" fashion capitals of course), we would like to take a moment to consider that it's the 25th edition the fashion week as we know it. And it's been a fantastic quarter of a century. Dying to see what everybody will come up with...

EXHIBITION |  |  17.09.09  |  send link
From Graz to Havana
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The exhibition project Crossing Cultures_Cuba brings together artists from the Styrian capital Graz and the Cuban capital Havana. This cultural crossover will sure lead to some very exciting creative output. An exhibition will be open in the Afro Asian Institute from Graz. On the occasion of the exhibition opening, a special fashion show will take place.

Fashion show and opening on Sept 18
Doors open at 7 pm, opening starts at 8.30 pm, the show starts at 9 pm - Reininghausstraße 5, 8020 Graz

FESTIVAL |  |  16.09.09  |  send link
MQ Vienna Fashion Week: 1 week 2 go

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Save the date, ladies and gentlemen: only a week to go until the kickoff of Vienna's very own fashion week. The opening show will take place on Wednesday Sept 23 at 9 pm in the fashion tent outside Vienna's museum district MQ. Entrance is free, but space is limited. So make sure to be there on time. And check out the programme on their website. And stay tuned for more information, as AUSTRIANFASHION.NET is an official media partner.

SHOP |  |  16.09.09  |  send link
Urban Tool collection preview
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On the occasion of the Joint Gallery Opening in Vienna's 1st district, artup invites passers-by and art freaks to take a look at the new refined (as always) collection of Urban Tool. Utopia today!

Bauernmarkt 8, 1010 - on Sept. 17 from 5 - 10 pm.

EXHIBITION |  |  15.09.09  |  send link
Fashion - and beyond...

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The exhibition A Way Beyond Fashion, curated by Robert Punkenhofer for the Vienna-based art organisation Art & Idea , will open on September 16 in the apex art space in New York City. Opening performances by Jenny Marketou and Liquid Loft. Participating artists and designers include: Acconci Studio, Hussein Chalayan, DJ MIRA*, Carla Fernández, Rudi Gernreich, Terence Gower, Edwina Hörl & so+ba, Liquid Loft, Jenny Marketou, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Takehiko Sanada. An extensive interview with Robert Punkenhofer will go online on AUSTRIANFASHION.NET tomorrow - so stay tuned...

EDUCATION |  |  14.09.09  |  send link
Just in: Hetzendorf
Image We just received the official press statement that Monika Kycelt has been confirmed as the successor of Gerda Buxbaum at the head of Vienna's Hetzendorf fashion institute. We're a week into the new term - and it's about time for the fashion school to get started, we say. And wish Mrs Kycelt the best of luck with her new job.

MAGAZINE |  |  14.09.09  |  send link
Austrian Fashion Guide # 05
Image Out now: the 5th edition of the tradeshow publication that is the Austrian Fashion Guide, initiated by the designers' collective AUSTRIANFASHION.NET, has just been published and entered distribution channels. Download the guide in PDF format here.

DESIGNER |  |  12.09.09  |  send link
Wien Products Collection 2009
Image Only a few days to go until the collections created by designers in collaboration with members of the Wien Products initiative of Vienna's chamber of commerce will be available in select stores. Among the collaborations: DANKLHAMPEL for A. E. Köchert Jewellery, Marco Dessí  for J. & L. LOBMEYR, and Michael Embacher for Wiener Silber Manufactur. Watch out with special attention!

EVENT |  |  11.09.09  |  send link
Wearfair 2009
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Upper Austria's fair for ecological and sustainable fashion is called Wearfair and takes place in Linz starting today and is open for a total of three days. All Linz09 visitors and eco fashionistas, please check out this wonderful and very committed event with its numerous and manifold design positions. And stay tuned, as we will soon present you with exclusive in-depth coverage from the event.

EVENT |  |  10.09.09  |  send link
a woman under the influence
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The spring 2010 collection by Vienna-based fashion label mija t. rosa was inspired by John Cassavetes' 1974 film A Woman Under the Influence - so much for the title... The collection will be presented in Vienna's WUK in the context of a dance performance with a choreography by Andrea Schmidt. Please call +43 650 3449153 to register.

Währinger Straße 59, 1090, starts at 8 pm

DESIGNER |  |  10.09.09  |  send link
Graz Showroom
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Franziska Fürpass and George Bezhanishvili are two members of Vienna's latest fashion offspring. The two young designers joined forces for their first-time showroom in Graz. The showroom is open on Sept 11 from 4 - 8 pm in Kunstgarten, Payer Weyprecht Straße 27, 8020.

An after-showroom party takes place in Kombüse (Erzherzog Johann Allee 2, 8010) and starts at 9 pm.

MAGAZINE |  |  09.09.09  |  send link
Very Funny!
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10 years of Rosebud magazine - a great occasion for a laugh, or two. The anniversary edition is called VERY FUNNY, and that's just what we suppose it will be like. Contributors from the realm of fashion, lifestyle, photography. and finest graphic design. The launch event takes place on Sept 10, starting at 7 pm in Salmgasse 4a, 1030 Wien. The exhibition that accompanies the magazine is open through October 30, call +43-1-5354970-14 for appointments.