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SALE |  |  31.03.11  |  send link
ImageTo celebrate the grand 5th anniversary of Anna Aichinger’s success, a tempting sale will take place in her studio, offering selected pieces from 2006-2011, including rare prototypes and samples - accompanied by drinks and good music. You are all welcome!

Friday 1st April 4pm-9pm

Saturday 2nd April 3pm-8pm
1010, Weihburggasse 16

EXHIBITION |  |  30.03.11  |  send link
Japan Charity Exhibition
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The Students and Professors of the University of Applied Arts are organizing a charity exhibition to help the victims of the catastrophe in Japan. The works, ranging from painting, photography, sculpture to digital art and fashion-design, will be sold and the proceeds are going to be donated to the Japanese Red Cross. Join them in this unique effort to help!

1010, Heinrichsgasse 4

SHOP |  |  29.03.11  |  send link
Vintage your life!
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The one of a kind vintage paradise and the place for fashionable finds, Fräulein Kleidsam is happy to announce a three day pop-up shopping event where you will find selected dresses, shoes and various accessories from all decades. It is definitely a cause against mass production, and what a fashionable one at that!

KulturRaum Neruda
1040, Margaretenstrasse 38

EXHIBITION |  |  28.03.11  |  send link
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A creative group exhibition curated by Mother Agency, centred around the theme of love, will bring together artists of all kinds- Artur Singer, Inga Unzeitig, Wolfgang Steiner, Matthias Brandstetter, Petra Rautenstrauch, Mane Unger, Michael Polixmair, Sabine Burg. This homage to love will open with a performance by Mel Merio and Band and will include small events such as short readings or various DJ sets following the theme of the exhibition.

Opening: 7pm, 28th March
Showroom Generali-Center
Mariahilferstrasse 77

COMPETITION |  |  25.03.11  |  send link
OSCAR -a red dot design award winner
ImageOSCAR, an exquisite bracelet from Atelier Allure by Thomas Hauser (our interview back from February here ) has been crowned one of the winners in the category ‘Watches and Jewellery’.The unique feature of OSCAR is the fit, the comfort and the functionality of its mechanical aspects, perfectly integrated into a sensual, dynamic design language. Oscar is a real functional beauty statement with an award to prove it! A celebratory ceremony will take place on the 4th July in Essener’s Opernhaus.

EVENT |  |  24.03.11  |  send link
A month full of design
ImageGraz’s recent UNESCO promotion to a Design City is already proving rightful as the third edition of Design Month is to unveil at the beginning of this summer in may. The aim is to create a comprehensive picture of the creative economy and its influence on design and so Creative Industries Styria is inviting designers and artists of all spheres to participate in this event by presenting their products.

If you would like to take part in the event, send your project ideas by the 25th March.Good luck!

COMPETITION |  |  24.03.11  |  send link
Ringstrassen-Galerien Award - Finalists announced
ImageThe jury has chosen the finalists for this year’s Designer Awards under the theme “SPRING FEVER, SUMMER BREEZE”. Here they are:
Evi Bellou (GR), Génése Akomi (Kongo), Konsánszky (HU), Luciano Raimondi (IT), Ninali (A), Richter|Switala (DE), Shakkei (A), Stefan Teske (DE)
The final of this year's Ringstraßen-Galerien-Award will take place in Vienna's Ringstraßen-Galerien shopping complex on April 13th.

EXHIBITION |  |  23.03.11  |  send link
European Art Nouveau Jewellery
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An exhibition at the Leopold Museum is offering a look into exquisite objects of Art Nouveau jewels from the Hessian State Museum in Darmstadt as well as from private collections.Works on display will also include those of the renowned Parisian jewellers, goldsmiths and enamellers René Lalique, Georges Fouquet, as well as creations by André-Fernand Thesmar and Lucien Gaillard.

The Brilliance of an Era
European Art Nouveau Jewellery
Leopold Museum
1070, Museumsplatz 1

EXHIBITION |  |  22.03.11  |  send link
The Fertility Roulette

The evening college for Jewellery and Design at Herbststraße presents its next generation of designers in a special exhibition entitled Fertility Roulette. 18 students were working on their exhilarating project in a collaboration with their teachers.
Everyone is welcome to be enchanted.

Höhere Lehranstalt für Mode und Bekleidungstechnik
& künstlerische Gestaltung
1160, Herbststraße 104

COMPETITION |  |  21.03.11  |  send link
ITS#TEN Fashion Competition
ImageITS (International Talent Support) is a platform for fresh talent that is known for creating projects involving big brands and young creative minds. Their renowned fashion competition will be taking place in July. Aspiring designers need to send in their entries by March the 25th. About 10-15 finalists will be selected to come to Trieste, Italy on 15-16 July 2011 for a collective fashion show and prize ceremony.

EVENT |  |  18.03.11  |  send link
The Women's Rights Demonstration

2011 marks the date of the 100th year anniversary of the women’s rights demonstration that took place in 1911 in Vienna. To commemorate this event, a so called Guerilla Knitting Action will be organised by KnitHerStory - women will knit and dress the streets on the route of the original demonstration. A big open-air Women’s Rights Breakfast will be held at around 10am
The main demonstration will follow at 1.45pm at Schwarzenbergplatz.

EXHIBITION |  |  17.03.11  |  send link
Vienna 1900: Style and Identity
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The Neue Galerie NY hosts an exhibition entitled Vienna 1900: Style and Identity. The show consists of works by artists Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, and Egon Schiele as well as furniture by architects Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos. It aims to reveal a common thread running through the fine and decorative arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna: the redefinition of individual identity in the modern age. The Neue Galerie New York is a museum devoted to early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design.

Museum for German and Austrian Art

1048 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10028

EXHIBITION |  |  16.03.11  |  send link
UNRAVEL.Knitwear in Fashion
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MoMu the fashion museum in Antwerp presents the exhibition UNRAVEL.Knitwear in fashion. With a wide variety of exquisite knitted garments and accessories from across the last centuries, focusing on high fashion pieces and their interpretations. Among the items are pieces by Vivienne Westwood, Sonia Rykiel, Missoni, Chanel as well as more avant-garde and cutting edge pieces by established designers and newcomers on the international fashion scene like Sandra Backlund, Maison Martin Margiela and Mark Fast.

Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp – MoMu

Nationalestraat 28

2000 Antwerp

EVENT |  |  15.03.11  |  send link
Mühlbauer Fashion Show

The renowned Viennese milliner Mühlbauer will showcase the new collection for Spring Summer 11 with a fashion show at their branch on Seilergasse 5. After the show visitors are welcome to enjoy a late night shopping until 11pm.

EVENT |  |  14.03.11  |  send link
Vienna Awards - The Gala

The Vienna Fashion Awards will be held tonight at a gala at the MuseumsQuartier. Don’t forget to follow the live streaming on Facebook and follow #viennaawards on Twitter. Good luck to all the nominees!

EXHIBITION |  |  11.03.11  |  send link
Do machines have dreams?
ImageStarting from tomorrow, the new RoboLab at the Ars Electronica Center presents sensational insights into technical and cultural developments with two spectacular exhibitions showcasing contributions in art, design and science, and sketches the current and future co-existence and interaction of humans and machines. We recommend the “Fluid Dress” by Charlie Bucket ( US ), a futuristic designer garment that enables its wearer to spontaneously display brief messages or express moods.

Robotinity & What Machines Dream Of
Ars Electronica Center
4040 Linz

DESIGNER |  |  10.03.11  |  send link
Blickfang Stuttgart
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The Blickfang design fair offers a huge selection of innovative and young design products- from furniture, jewelry to fashion and accessories, where about 200 designers from Germany and the rest of Europe will be showcasing their latest collections. Austrian based labels have always been an integral part of the Stuttgart fair in previous years, some of which will take part at this year’s highlight: ALILA, anzüglich, art point, INA KENT WIEN, jooloomooloo, KINDL, km/a, lila, LILA PIX, MARONSKI, MASI, MILCH, ni-ly, SAPERLIPOPETTE

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle
Berliner Platz 1-3
70174 Stuttgart

EXHIBITION |  |  09.03.11  |  send link
I Love Vienna
ImageThe city magazine Wien live organizes for the third time a special auction for the cause of Doctors Without Borders. Visual artists and designers have been invited to interpret the popular "I love Vienna" shirts. Each artist had his or her interpretation, from the printing and writing messages to a complete make-over in almost every form of expression. Among the participating artists are Stefan Sagmeister, Christian Eisenberger, Zenita Komad, Thang de Hoo, Lena Hoschek, Thomas Kirchgrabner, Kayiko and many more. The one-of-a-kind pieces are exhibited from March 7th - 18th at the Volksbank Vienna branch (Operngasse 8).

EVENT |  |  08.03.11  |  send link
International Women's Day 

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
The international women's day celebrates its 100th anniversary and Vienna honours it with several events and happenings: The MAK invites you today for special tours: designer Julia Landsiedl will guide through the exhibition "Das Große Wiener Kaffeehaus-Experiment. Phase I" at the MAK DESIGN SPACE (6pm), and the artist Eva Schlegel through her exhibition "In Between" (7pm). The entrance for women is free!

On the other side of the city, the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art shows the results of a multifaceted research project of the known KREISKY ARCHIVES. The focus is on the inconsistent history of the women’s movement from 1911. Find out more about the exhibition here

The MQ also joins to this celebration of women and gives special offers and tariffs in the museums. For the full list visit this link

PERFORMANCE |  |  07.03.11  |  send link
Mode statt Hode

An innovative fashion performance staged by the Viennese art group Gelitin in association with the fashion students of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna will be taking place at Galerie Mayer Kainer. The work of the students will be set to an artistic backdrop and transformed into an unconventional experience under the direction of Bernhard Willhelm.

Galerie Meyer Kainer
1010, Eschenbachgasse 9

DESIGNER |  |  03.03.11  |  send link
Meyota @ Combinat

Meyota invites you to a special sale event at Combinat, where you can meet the designer behind the brand, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and have a first pick of the new bags collection.

2 - 6 pm
Combinat, quartier21
1070 Wien

EXHIBITION |  |  03.03.11  |  send link
Art & Fashion in Wolfsburg
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The exhibition explores the relation between art and fashion. Since the sixties art and fashion share the same avant-garde feeling. From then on fashion no longer expresses power, money and social class, but rather it is a form to express art and culture. Fashion and Art became in the same way conceptual. The exhibition will show fashion and objects by Walter van Beirendonck, Louise Bourgeois, Hussein Chalayan, Comme des Garçons, Salvador Dali, Martin Margiela, Francesco Vezzoli, Viktor&Rolf and many others.

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg