Not another scarf...
Still getting your last gifts for your family and friends? Here are already two ways of how to get rid of your unwanted gifts:
Starting from the 25th December, bring all your unwanted Christmas-gifts to the BAWAG Contemporary
space, where all items will be auctioned for charity or traded in a flea market in floor prices. If you are already there, check out the current exhibition of the international artist Marcel van Eeden.
1010, Franz Josefs Kai 3
On Monday, 03 January 2011 another creative Christmas exchange market will take place, organized by Mario Soldo and his team in the Generali-Center showroom. From 12.00 to 19.00 gifts can be exchanged for free, anything from Hip-Hop CD's, Classical music, high heels or Birkenstocks. Everyone is welcomed to have some fun!
1060, Mariahilfer Straße 77
Ideal history of contemporary fashion
2010|11|25 - 2011|05|08
If you plan a short getaway during xmas time, here is a tip for you: The museum for decorative arts in Paris dedicates an exhibition for the last decade of the previous millennium, namely the 90's. Over 150 models selected from collections of memorable designers who made this decade so unforgettable (Azzedine Alaïa, Yohji Yamamoto, Helmut Lang and Vivienne Westwood are just an example). In other words: minimalism, urbanism and provocation. We love the 90's!
Les années 1990-2000.
Histoire idéale de la mode contemporaine vol. II
Les Arts décoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli, Paris
2010|12|14 - 2011|01|30
celebrates 150 years of bodies in photography with a unique exhibition, with more than 250 photographs, books and binders of different eras: Colleges & exoticism in the 19th Century, art photography in 1900, avant-garde of the 1920s and 30s, artistic points of view after 1945, nudism, the male nude and even glamor, fashion and lifestyle. The works collected from numerous artists, like Guy Bourdin, Juergen Teller, Jan Saudek and many more. Open until the 30th January.
WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie
1070, Westbahnstraße 40
Fashion get together
We promise this is almost the last sale for 2010, but as the sentence goes, keep the best for last! This time we are happy to invite you all to a rather unique vintage sale of our fashionable colleagues in the blogosphere. So, after they have devoted themselves, days and nights, for promoting all the happenings in the city during the last weeks, they too join the to sales madness. Well, they have totally earned it!
Modekränzchen is initiated by Cool Outfit
and Titi LaFlora
Full list of participants find here
1030, Baumgasse 52, Hof 2
2 - 8 pm, Cool DJ sounds will start at 5pm
Good Christmas spirit
The next sale is not only cool, but also with good intentions (and great food). Arnold's
& Paar Sneakerboutique
invite you to try fashion, music, hot spiced wine, chestnuts, hot potatoes and bock beer. Speaking of Bock, from each piece sold, 5 Euros are given to the Ute Bock organization
1070, Siebensterngasse 52
Starts at 2pm
3 days shopping
The two young designers, Rani Bageria & Leonie Leuenberger, opened their "3-days pop-up shop", and offer clothes as well as accessories to the fashionable crowd. Shopping hours are 10am - 7pm
1010, Rauhensteingasse 5
The next generation of fashion designers will offer vintage and samples at the University of Applied Arts, with Glühwein, cakes and music.
1010, Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2
Ground Floor Angewandte
Starts at 3pm
Textiles in motion
Sarah Bonnemaison ( Dalhousie University / Canada ) will give a public lecture on electronic textiles from the innovative @Lab created for the home, the office, the theater and the outdoors. The work brings together traditional craft techniques, such as weaving, folding, cutting and smart technologies to create prototypes that can be manufactured locally in a sustainable manner.
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien / Moden & Styles
1070,Karl-Schweighofergasse 3, Raum 1.06
AND_i sample sale
will host a sample sale, today starting at 18:00 until 23:00 in his studio at Schönbrunnerstraße 62, 1050. All customers are welcomed to join in a cozy wood stoven atmosphere and drink a punch next to unique pieces.
The new black
Goodbye turquoise, hello tender rose honeysuckle!
The Pantone Color Institute
named the new trend color for the next year: "Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going", said CEO of Pantone. It seems like we all needed this 'uplifting spirit', as witnessed by several designers and celebs
Snow, hot punch and jingle bells. Yep, this is December! We are sure you have opened all the windows of your calendars already....but before the season is over, have a look on those we found here, they are really worth a shot!
For the arty people, this calender of the University of applied arts
publishes every day a new image to raise awareness to the desperate situation of education.
If you are into business, this calender
offers every day a good tip to start your own business. And of course, for all the fashion lovers, the famous blog "lesmads" offers every day another fashionable piece
as a giveaway!
Fashion Night in the city
Christmas fever at H&M! Customers can enjoy a special shopping experience at 3 H&M locations in Vienna, with late night shopping, special DJ's styling and photographers.
H&M Kärntnerstr. 28: Styling corner & Fotoshooting with Michael Dürr
H&M Kärntnerstr. 11: Fresh New Band On Stage - enjoy "From Dawn To Fall"
H&M Graben /Spiegelgasse 1 : Personal Shopper & DJane Mia Legenstein
6pm - 9pm
Designers' Sample Sales in Vienna
2010|12|10 - 11
If you are still looking for this perfect gift, or simply want to check out what's new in the Viennese fashion scene, the next days will be hectic! the fun is guaranteed. Designers will open their studios or show in off spaces.
10.Dec: Ute Ploier
at Ute Ploier studio, 15:00-20:00
10.+11.Dec: Superated , Claudia Rosa Lukas , Hartmann Nordenholz will join for a special sale at the COCO Bar, 12:00-19:00
10.+11.Dec: Edith A'Gay at artup, 12:00-19:00
The full list of special sales is updated regularly here
Garmz online-shop launch at LeWeb
The Viennese start-up Garmz
will announce its online-shop launch at the conference LeWeb'10
in Paris, during a presentation in front of an amazing panel of judges
. Only 16 european start-ups were selected by LeWeb out of 400 applications for this years competition. After winning already the start-up competition seedcamp
this September, Garmz will transfer its headquarter to London in Spring 2011.
Garmz will be on stage at 11h40
Follow LeWeb on Twitter #LeWeb #LeWeb10
Fashion performance, concerts, bazaar and DJ line up- all in one night.
"TRASH ME!" is a fashion performance by tag.werk
in cooperation with fashion designers active in the international scene. Different workshops took place throughout 2010 with different guest designers on topics related to sustainable, remade fashion. The workshops were held by the Viennese labels km/a
and the Graz Label Kreativithek, who present their own collections in an upcycling Fashion show, tonight.
Postgarage, Dreihackengasse 42
Britain selects its most influential people in fashion and art for 2010.
Tonight, the Tate museum awards the well known Turner Prize
, given to British artists to celebrate new developments in contemporary art. This year’s nominees are: Dexter Dalwood, Angela de la Cruz, Susan Philipsz, The Otolith Group
The winner will be announced live on Channel 4 News. You can follow along on Twitter using #TP2010
And don't miss out the British Fashion Awards
, tomorrow night. The event will host the most influential industry leaders, designers, retailers, models, celebrities and media to celebrate the best in British fashion. Follow on twitter #BritishFashionAwards
Full list of nominees
The new hub for design
The new architectural highlight in Vienna opened its doors and revealed a complex of 30 design shops, spread on four levels and around 6,000 square meters. This concept is known as Stilwerk
, a German import, which makes its debut appearance outside of Germany in Vienna. The shops offer everything from designed furniture, home accessories, gifts, fabrics, entertainment electronics, lighting and fashion.
1020, Praterstraße 1
w?atf POP-UP Shops
As part of the Gemeindebauten Festival, three locations with a relation to the „Gemeindebauten“ in Vienna are transferred into temporary fashion shops until the end of January. The empty halls are re-designed and the atmosphere created a funky showroom which hosts Viennese designers.
Some of the labels which can be spotted: MESHIT, BITTEN STETTER, EMRE TAMER, HOUSE OF BOING, LILA, MIJA_T_ROSA, MILCH, STUDIO B3 and other labels of W?atf
For full details visit: mode.gbfestival.at/blockpop-up
Hetzendorf Christmas sale
Vienna's famous fashion school in Hetzendorf Palace
will open its doors this Friday afternoon (starting at 4 pm) on the occasion of a special winter sale. Garments, accessories, knitwear, jewellery – anything and everything will be on sale. For music-lovers: pupils of Vienna's "Singschule" will entertain the crowd.
Hetzendorfer Sraße 79, 1120
2010|12|03 – 04
The departments of English studies and sociology at the University of Vienna join forces – for the sake of fashion. Professors Eva Seidl and Monika Flicker invited a panel of specialists to look into the exciting topic of fashion, women, empowerment, the body.
From historical figures to first ladies and female politicians, also touching on the topic of bloggers as the new "fashion kings and queens", an impressive range of topics will be discussed.
Don't forget to check out this interview
with one of the guest speakers Caroline Evans, conducted by Stephan Hilpold for the Austrian daily Der Standard.
Website Fashionable Queens