Designers' Open 2010
Today's motto is: plan your October, and do it NOW. This year's edition of the Leipzig-based design festival Designers' Open will take place from October 29 - 31. For the first time ever, the B2C section will be complemented by a special area conceived for networking and concept presentation withoug sales activities. Register online until July 31. More information here.
BarCamp Vienna 2010
2010|05|29 - 30
Here comes the ideal tip for all you networking and online experts - the 2010 BarCamp Vienna festival
will take place this weekend in the city's Microsoft HQ. As is always the case with BarCamps, it's "participants only", as the entire audience is supposed to interfere and interact.
Interesting from a fashion perspective: the topic "how the Internet revolutionized fashion" has also been deposited, and Michaela Amort / Tschilp
, Claudia R. Lukas / AUSTRIANFASHION.NET
as well as Maria Ratzinger / stylekingdom
are among the registered participants.
Am Europlatz 3, 1120 - Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 from 9 am.
Vienna's first fashion:mob
European Design Festival
2010|05|27 - 30
Off to Rotterdam you go, as the buzzing Dutch port town will be home to this year's edition of ED Festival
from May 27 to 30. Specialists from the entire continent will convene to discuss topics of interest from a wide range of thematic fields. Erwin Bauer,
the Vienna-based design wizzard and achieved graphic design artist, is also among the speakers invited to participate.
How to Present Fashion
Just in: a job call from the University of Linz fashion department in Vienna/Hetzendorf Uni. If you are a native speaker of the English tongue (or equivalent) and would like to lecture on adequate modes and models of fashion presentation - here you go.
Deadline for job applications is June 16, here
you'll find relevant details.
assembly design festival
2010|05|27 - 30
The design festival "assembly" will take place in the Styrian capital Graz starting on May 27 through May 30. A lot of design and, consequently also fashion-related events will take place in town. For example an outdoor Street Style Fashion Show scheduled for May 28 at 5 pm, or the Kastner & Öhler Fashion Award ceremony on May 29 at 8 pm. The detailed festival schedule is online here.
Alexandra Hager wins SCREENings
Congratulations! Austrian photographer Alexandra Hager
took part in this year's edition of SCREENings
, an annual competition for professional photographers. Alexandra's online portfolio so impressed members of the jury that they picked her as the winner of the competition. All finalists of SCREENings were presented to the public in an exhibition that took place in Frankfurt on May 14. Print editions by the three top ranked finalists will be sold online on seen.by
IT'S SHOWTIME IN LONDON
The summer degree show season is about to kick off in London - with noteworthy fashion institutions and talent factories like Central Saint Martins or the London College of Fashion, swinging London is definitely the place to be for talent scouts and everyone interested in interesting fashion impulses.
Check out this "Showtime" overview on the website of London's University of the Arts
for details - and book your flight NOW ...
Weekend Reading Suggestion
As your AUSTRIANFASHION.NET editorial team members are tirelessly swimming through and fishing in the WWW, we came across this really interesting article written by Amy Odell for New York Magazine.
In "Design Students Can't Get Jobs"
, the author looks into alas all too grim job perspectives for fashion graduates in the tricky domain of accessory design. Take this: only 10 % of all F.I.T. accessory design graduates find jobs that match their training. Question to be asked: what about the rest...?
And - if this is the case in New York, what about in more marginal fashion capitals?
BLESS: Retroperspective Home
2010|05|22 - 08|29
The trend-setting German fashion duo BLESS, founded by designers Ines Kaag and Désirée Heiss in 1997, will come to the Kunsthaus Graz where the exhibition "BLESS n°41 / Retrospective Performance" opens tonight. It will remain open for visitors until the end of August, and we are definitely all looking forward to the in-situ installation that BLESS created for the first floor of the art bubble that is the Kunsthaus Graz. For more information, click here.
La Nuova Haute Couture
Something for you Berliners and fashion theory addicts (and we know that Berlin is the place to be for a committed fashion intelligentsija...) - the Italian fashion theoretician Enrica Morini will talk about "La Nuova Haute Couture - Chanel e Dior"
in Italian language with simultaneous translation.
This talk talks place in the framework of an ongoing series of fashion talks in the lecture hall of the Kulturforum / Cultural Forum in Berlin, Matthäikirchplatz 6, 10785 Berlin and starts at 6 pm.
Pop Up Store
Surprises never end - a very spontaneous pop-up store will, well, "pop up" in Zinckgasse in Vienna's 15th district tomorrow afternoon (starts at noon, until 6.30 pm) - designers and craftsmen and women will sell their beautiful objects. For a list of participants see here.
So let's all pop over, what do you think?
advanced minority poolbar style
Flowers for Kim Il Sung
2010|05|19 - 09|05
This exhibition may not be about fashion, but as fashion draws its inspirations from many a source - do consider this extraordinary exhibition tip: Vienna's Museum of Applied Arts/MAK gives insight into the North Korean art and advert scene in a show entitled "Flowers for Kim Il Sung". Definitely something off the beaten track.
Fashionable Window Shopping
2010|05|19 - 05|23
Be quick, as this fabulous exhibition will be open for no longer than five days: beautiful images from fashion spreads published in the Friday supplement of Die Presse daily newspaper, "Schaufenster"
(German for shop window) will be on display in a special one-off gallery show.
That's fashion productions at their very best, so be sure to check them out in Base-Level gallery, Heinrichgasse 4 (enter via Rudolfsplatz), 1010
If you're the flea market kind of person, you'll probably like this: the German website/online shop/platform KLEIDERKREISEL
invites you to create a profile and sell your used and worn things, or your self-made things, or whatever it is you want to sell.
We like the idea of an online swishing approach, even though we weren't able to quite figure out where swishing stops and where selling starts. But see for yourself, this is our weekend web tip.
Fashion LAB Graz
A new address to remember for your shopping trip to the Styrian capital Graz: the store Fashion LAB
opened last week and displays collections by 20 contemporary fashion labels. The shop was designed by architect Andreas Reiter and is managed by fashion designer Alexandra Pötz. This pilot project understands itself as an open platform that thematises fashion production as well as distribution and sales. The project is financed by Creative Industries Styria until the end of this year and shall then continue working in its own right.
Klosterwiesgasse 5, 8010
Academic Fashion Sale
After everything we told you about the outstanding quality and originality in the work of students at the fashion masterclass of the University of Applied Arts,
you won't want to miss this:
A special sale will take place tomorrow in the university's entrance hall, Oskar Kokoschka Platz 2, 1010 - May 15 from 2 pm - 8 pm.
Le Grand Bal
2010|05|13 - 09|26
A wonderful exhibition entitled "Le Grand Bal"
opens today in the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, in the Manche-region in North-Western France. No less than 50 evening gowns created by the great master will be on display - and this explosion of Haute Couture will be contextualised and shown alongside paintings, perfume, jewellery etc. Everything that makes "le grand bal" the unique experience that it is. And Vienna people do know about that, don't they?
Look / Don't Look
2010|05|12 - 06|04
The second module of an ongoing series of theoretical reflections upon fashion that become manifest as exhibition projects is entitled "Don't Look Now / Look Now"
and brings together positions of contemporary fashion photography from Austria.
The exhibition remains open until June 4 in ESC Graz, Jakoministraße 18/I, 8010
Eligius Jewellery Award
The Austrian province of Salzburgs opens calls for the third edition of its Eligius Jewellery Award. The winner will receive 5,000 €, a scholarship of 2,500 € will be presented to a young jewellery design talent.
The deadline for the award is July 30, 2010. Fore more details download the info sheet here