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EVENT |  |  23.12.11  |  send link
Happy Holidays
Image The Christmas spirit has finally taken over and it won’t be long before you sit down for the Christmas meal and unpack your presents. We are going to be doing just the same, enjoying the tranquillity of the festivities all the while trying to make it to as many sparkly parties as we can. We hope there is enough inspiration for your own outings in the news entries below, so scroll down and pick some out! We will be back in business as usual on the 9th of January, full of new energy and New Year’s resolutions we won’t keep. Until then, we wish you very merry holidays and a happy New Year!

EVENT |  |  22.12.11  |  send link
Fashion at the Vienna Museum
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It’s never too late, to start Christmas present shopping. The Vienna Museum shop has teamed up with the Fashion School Hetzendorf to offer handcrafted accessories including scarves, jewellery or ear muffs. Aside from this, a special exhibition involves pupils and students who will be presenting their exhibition entitled City Learning, compromising of historical objects as well as new creations in the form of an animated film, photo-montages or staged portraits.

BOOK |  |  21.12.11  |  send link
Books for Christmas
Image If there is one thing we get plenty of during the holidays, it’s free time spent bundled up on our cozy sofas. It can be a bore sometimes, but with some great literary and visual entertainment, it needn’t be! Why not turn off the TV for a while and delve into an archive of Lauboutin’s creations in the new Christian Lauboutin book, take inspiration from the life of the wondrous Carine Roitfeld in Irreverent, gorge on the masterful i-D Covers 1980-2010 or revisit the best of Dazed & Confused in Making it up as we go along. A tribute to Alexander McQueen in the form of the Savage Beauty book or Hussein Chalayan’s self titled piece are also worth your while, while photography buffs may appreciate Helmut Newton ’s reference book as well as Brassai Paris mapping his influence on the fashion world. There is plenty to go around for everyone this year!

Top 20 fashion and photography books

WEB |  |  20.12.11  |  send link
iD-institute launch
ImageThe iD-institute (short for International Design Institute) has very recently launched its first ever design directory aimed at providing professionals and companies with a curated directory of creative minds. The concept is meant to ease the communication and accessibility of the design related markets and at the same time offer the possibility of expanding the network internationally. So far, eight countries are taking part in the project, mapping the European and Asian continents, but more are expected to join in the near future. The iD-institute is on a good way of becoming a modern staple designed for bringing together business and creative professional all over the world.

SALE |  |  18.12.11  |  send link
Designer Sample Sale
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Bringing you even more holiday cheer is Edith A’Gay’s sample sale, featuring pieces from A’Gay’s own collection as well as those from the hands of Ruins of Modernity and Art’Z Modell. You will be able to shop the exclusive design with even more exclusive x-mas drinks in your hand, enjoying the true holiday spirit of the season.

19th December, 7pm

Sala Terrena im Heiligenkreuzerhof
1010 Vienna

SALE |  |  15.12.11  |  send link
A cross-culture-night-shop
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Another sample sale to cheer us up in the cold months of December. Eva Blut is putting her fashion, bags and other accessories up for grabs for special prices, allowing you to indulge in her urban chic style without robbing a bank. Good music will accompany the event while wine and nice warm soup will be keeping everyone content, cosy and happy. What a treat!

1060, Schadekgasse 8

SALE |  |  14.12.11  |  send link
And_i Christmas sale

Scoring a good bargain is always a good feeling, especially if the bargain is a designer piece. Since it’s Christmas time, allow yourself a treat and make your way to the And_i store where a sample sale is being held. Turning it up a notch by adding drinks, finger food, good music and great style, And_i is creating one bespoke party worth a visit. New pieces will also be added to the already impressive stock so you will no doubt find something new to catch your eye.

5 - 10 pm
1030, Hohlweggasse 11/2

SHOP |  |  13.12.11  |  send link
Elfenkleid Sale
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Winter is a magical time and people can feel it. There are opulent balls taking place, winter-wonderland weddings put on, and many other social events that require a step up clothing wise. If you too are feeling the spirit and are planning on joining the many festivities ahead whilst still saving some money for the big summer getaway, we have the perfect solution for you. Head down to the Elfenkleid boutique and let yourself be blown away by the fairy-tale romance of their collections. As a bonus, you may be able to score some of the selected pieces from the Black&White evening and wedding gown collection for half the price. Hurry, good news spread quickly!

11am - 6pm
1040, Margaretenstrasse 39/3-4

SHOP |  |  12.12.11  |  send link
At First Sight Advent Shopping

The wonderfully chic concept store At First Sight in Vienna knows what the current mojo is. Enthusiastic about presenting international designers with a true sense of individuality, the store stocks up on more 20 of them, offering a large array of goods, from fashion to books and accessories. Since Christmas is right behind the corner, At First Sight has decided to treat you to an advent shopping night. There will be drinks, swing music, photography by Tina Lechner, as well as many other small surprises, and you can also enjoy a -10% off everything. Merry Christmas indeed!

from 18:00
1070, Kirchengasse 24

MAGAZINE |  |  10.12.11  |  send link
Tissue Magazine Launch

From the minds and hands of the former Nude Paper creatives Uwe Jens Bermeitinger and Hans Bussert, Tissue magazines comes to the world on the 15th of December. Set to be published biannually, you can expect fetish photography, newcomer artists and a whole load of style from this newbie on the scene. Austrian artists such as Lukas Gansterer and Hanna Putz will be some of the many talented contributors working on the issues, bringing you innovative and controversial visuals sprinkled with just the right amount of revolutionary thinking. The magazine’s catchphrase- Everything is sexy!- simply says it all.

SALE |  |  10.12.11  |  send link
Meine Kollegen Christmas Bazaar

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One more sale to go for all the shopping fans out there. The boutique Meine Kollegen has organised a four day shopping extravaganza with pieces by Anna Aichinger, Claudia Rosa Lukas, Flor de Illusion, Dejan Dukic, Bradaric & Ohmae or GON amongst many others, going for reduced prices. Traditional Christmas punch, cakes and biscuits that will be served during the sale days also make the deal much sweeter. Spreading the cheer as we call it!
10th December, 17:00-22:30
11th December, 14:00-20:00
15th December-16th December, 17:00-22:30
1010, Zedlitzgasse 11

DISCOURSE |  |  09.12.11  |  send link
Hetzendorf Brennt Protest Party

As an answer to the decision made by the city of Vienna to shut down the Hetzendorf bachelor fashion courses, the many students and supporters have decided to stand up for themselves and throw a protest party. Taking this serious matter into their hands, the protesters hope to make clear the vital role the Fashion School Vienna - Hetzendorf graduates play in the establishment of Vienna as a fashion city. A petition has been created, urging as many people as possible to sign it and show support to the matter. As it is Christmas however, loads of punch will be served and good music will be played, so don’t hesitate and come along to help save Hetzendorf!

Hetzendorf Brennt
20:00 - late
1160, Grundsteingasse 12

SALE |  |  09.12.11  |  send link
Meshit Sample Sale
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The ultimate Viennese youth-culture brand Meshit doesn’t need an introduction, so it is suffice to say that the adored label, dedicated to producing high-quality garments for modern urban individuals, is putting up a two day sample sale for everyone to enjoy. There can be nothing better than stocking up on unique but comfortable pieces that you will treasure for always, and at reduced prices at that, so don’t wait a second when the day comes and rush through the shop doors right when they open.

1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
1050, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 83

WEB |  |  08.12.11  |  send link
Vogue Online Fashion Week

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Just in time for Christmas, UK has organised a fashion shopping extravaganza to match the pre-holiday mood. Teaming up with countless brands, treats such as exclusive offers, new-collections or special pieces will be keeping the online visitors busy for days on end. The Atelier Mayer (we`ve prepared an interview coming up the next days ) which was founded in Austria is also participating by launching a limited edition Black Dress capsule collection and presenting an illustrator collaboration and competition. Only two days left, so make sure to tune in!

Vogue Online Fashion Week

DESIGNER |  |  06.12.11  |  send link
w?atf: "Meet you at 6pm in the lobby!"

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has ever since 2008 been building innovative shop concepts by way of organising temporary showrooms and pop-up stores at various locations, focusing on designer fashion and accessories. This time around, the Sofitel hotel has been chosen as the spot for the newest pop-up store and exhibition "Meet you at 6pm in the lobby!". During the day, an exhibition of the designs of promising Viennese newcomers will be put on, followed by a two hour pop-up store offering anything you could ask for, from fashion to books, magazines, accessories and more. Pieces from the meshit A/W 11/12 collection will be featured, as well as designs from Valentina Azizova, Stefanie Dirninger, Johanna Diwold, Lisa Edi, Entrance Staff, Katrin Mayer, Madeleine Nostitz, Gabriel Schlesinger, Romana Zöchling. Join in!

Exhibition: 13:00-18:00
Pop-Up Store: 18:00-20:00

Lobby, Hotel Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
1020, Praterstrasse 1

DISCOURSE |  |  05.12.11  |  send link
MAK- Textiles and Carpets

The MAK Collection of textiles and carpets is one of the most important in the world. Textiles are still among the most precious commodities, and they are shown in the exhibition as such. The earliest objects date from the late Egyptian antiquity, but medieval silk fragments from Central Asia as well as carpets from the 16th and 17th Century, Chinese embroideries and Baroque damasks are also on display, representing the later part of the textile and carpet history. Wiener Werkstätte fabrics and examples of contemporary fashion are also in the collection, showing modern art that can be viewed in relation to its historical precedents.

Presentation & Discussion
6th December, 12:30–14:30
1010, Stubenring 5

EXHIBITION |  |  05.12.11  |  send link
Valentino goes digital

Valentino has announced his big Christmas present for all of us this year. Set to launch his Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum on the 5th of December, this may just be one of the best presents for any fashionista out there. Featuring a staggering amount of almost 5000 images, ranging from clothes to sketches, videos and photos, this virtual exhibition encompassing the 50 years of Valentino will have you thinking you are in an actual museum. Thanks to the 3D graphics and high end technology behind the project, accessing a designer’s archive has never been easier, or more authentic.  Downloadable as an app for you computer, iPad or phone, this forward thinking exhibit is sure to become a legend.

SHOP |  |  03.12.11  |  send link
WE BANDITS Store Opening
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WE BANDITS will be opening a sparkling new store in early 2012 and they are giving their loyal fans a chance for a sneak peek at how it will look when the day of the official opening finally comes. Organising a preview of the permanent store, you will be able to browse through collections and enjoy the new articles that have been added to the stock especially for this occasion. Who can’t wait until new year doesn’t have to anymore!

Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-20:00
1060, Theobaldgasse 14

EXHIBITION |  |  01.12.11  |  send link
Children's Kimonos
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The rich culture and history of clothing in Japan is undisputable. The refinement and attention to detail in Japanese fashion present itself in the form of the hand-painted, dyed or embroidered children clothing as well, representing the desire for health, strength, grace, intelligence, wealth or beauty. The unique exhibition Kinderkimonos-Prélude zur japanischen Mode at Schlossmuseum Linz is showcasing some 130 objects from a private Japanese collection including garments such as children kimonos from the late Edo period to the beginning of the 20th Century, various accessories as well as illustrations of children’s kimonos. This is an exhibition that doesn’t come around so often and that is exceptional in its originality and exclusiveness. We hope you can make it!

Opening: 6th December 2011
Schlossmuseum Linz
Schlossberg 1