The Textile Pattern Collection of Emilie Flöge
2012|05|25 - 2012|12|02
It’s said that behind every great man stands an even greater woman. True enough, even Gustav Klimt had a lifelong muse to inspire his wonderful creations, and she was noone else but his wife, the fashion designer Emilie Flöge. A folk-art enthusiast, she collected bits and pieces such as delicate laces or bright embroidery from different countries and regions, and used them in her fashion designs. The Austrian Museum of of Folk Life and Folk Art
, in the framework of Klimt’s Year 2012
, has organised an exhibit with over 350 of Flöge’s collected pieces, examining their effect on art nouveau, as well as on Klimt himself. Look out for side events such as talks by the curator about the collection or historian’s peek into the female lifestyle at the end of the century.
The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art
1080, Laudongasse 15–19
Show Angewandte 12 Ticket Pre-Sale
2012|05|24 + 31
Almost 50 super-talented soon-to-be-graduates are set to present an astounding number of some of the most creative and freedom-driven outfits one can witness in Austria. If you really can’t wait to lay your hands on your very own ticket to the greatly expected Angewandte Show 12
this is your chance to do so before it gets too late. A ticket pre-sale will happen on the 24th and 31st of May and so you can make sure you will definitely not miss the show everyone is talking about
. Hurry to the ticket pre-sale and make a note in your diary!
15.00 - 19:00
University of Applied Arts Vienna, Aula
1010, Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2
Eva Blut Pop-up Store
2012|05|23 - 2012|06|02
Expect great things from the Viennese label Eva Blut
in 2012 as the brand is set to expand. To commemorate and celebrate this new venture, Eva Blut is hosting a series of events under the name The Vienna Machine
, spread over a period of multiple weeks. Get ready for a pop-up store, stocked with past and present collections, perfect for any fashion enthusiast craving the sophisticated yet urban chic accessories Eva Blut does so well. The store will be transformed in the evening into a space for artists of all sorts, providing entertainment such as concerts or installations to all those who join in. See you there!
23rd - 26th May
30th May - 2nd June
1070, Westbahnstraße 22
2012|05|24 - 2012|07|15
The designer Susanne Hammer
knows her way around jewellery. Her particular focus on beads however, is what makes her stand out in the often streamlined jewellery design world of today. This is why the V&V Gallery
has decided to put over 30 of her most recent pieces on display, tracking Hammer's layered and complex inspirations and transformations of the simple bead.
24th May, 19:00
1010, Bauernmarkt 19
The Cycle Chic Book Presentation
Denmark is a land of bicycles, but also a land of style. Ever since the now legendary Copenhagen Cycle Chic blog
was set up by Mikael Coleville-Anderson
, it's been attracting a whole lot of attention to how it captures the individualism of the bikers. Its author, who manages to make even biking seem glamorous, has put together a book on the subjects, entitled fittingly The Cycle Chic Book. To celebrate, as well as to establish a connection between the stylish bike-obsessed cities of Copenhagen and Vienna, a book party is being held. Expect a discussion with the author himself and guest speakers like Martin Blum
and Paul Rasper
. The bicycle really is the new 'it' accessory!
1010, Friedrich Schmidt Platz 9
Cinema Photographique - The Show
The Schullin Collection
2012|05|03 - 2012|08|08
The Viennese fine jewellery house Schullin
is very short of being a legend in the jewellery-design circles and the newest exhibition in Graz
makes this even clearer. Celebrating the annual Schullin workshops which took place in Graz from 1991-1999, the exhibit is displaying the most beautiful pieces to have come out of the 90s.
63 of the exhibits are up for sale for the museum, so there is chance you might be able to go and see them whenever you like.
Museum im Palais
Kooperationsbörse Mode 2012
The Kooperationsbörse Mode
is taking place for the third time, attracting many a company, trader, entrepreneur or creative person. Hosted by austrianfashion.net in cooperation with the Wirtschaftskammer Wien and creativespace
, this fashion networking event gives the participating companies and visitors an opportunity to compare and evaluate products and services, as well as to establish new business relationships. This years’ motto Tradition meets innovation
is about to look at the design industry from different angles, inspiring a dialogue and preparing the ground for future Austrian fashion. A workshop programme has also been set up, providing some well-guided advice on successful production, execution and presentation.
13:00 - 20:00
quartier21 / MuseumsQuartier
1070, Museumsplatz 1
Dedicated to providing a regular and stable platform for Austrian and international labels to exhibit their products, the Edelstoff Design-Market
has anything and everything you could need. Offering clothes, accessories, jewellery, furniture and much more, the chosen labels will be showing their newest and coolest while the DJs play away and you sip on drinks and bite into cupcakes. For anyone who appreciates the extraordinary, but with an added perk of affordability, the Design-Market is your place to be!
former Anker Expedithalle
1100, Puchsbaumgasse 1C
rosa mosa Sample Sale
2012|05|10 - 11
If there is one guarantee you get with Austrian design, it’s that it is always individual and innovative at the same time. The footwear and accessories of rosa mosa
are no exception to the rule, and as the brand is putting up a sample sale for all to enjoy, you can have a piece of this stunning piece of craftsmanship with artistic values. The store is moving to a different location soon, so this might be your chance to say goodbye to the loved space. Join in and spend a fun shopping weekend right in the middle of great Austrian style!
1050, Ziegelofengasse 17/R2
Filia Spring Sale
The Viennese designer Filia Manikas has had some most impressive fashion education under even more impressive names. Since she has taken to her own collections, she has been creating wonderful womanly pieces full of practicality, stylishness and glamour. This unique mix in her pieces has made the brand quite a staple, and now you can join in the fanclub. Filia
has organised a one day Spring/Summer sale where you can get your hands on the current collection. Come and shop away!
17:00 - 21:00
1060, Mittelgasse 6/30
Assembly Festival Graz
Graz turns into a design city
once more as the Assembly Design Festival
takes place. Housed at the Stadtmuseum Graz
, the festival is bigger than ever, filled with international exhibitors from Tokyo, Buenos Aires, south-east Europe and of couse with home-grown Austrian creators. The four floors of the museum provide just enough breathing space for the many architectonic, fashionable and design-worthy objects shown, giving visitors the chance to browse through contemporary design in a truly artistic setting. A fashion show will open the festival and the Kastner & Öhler Fashion Award will close it, so there is no doubt this will turn out to be one stylish event you shouldn't miss!
The Modepalast Brand New Expo
is in town again, bringing its most comprehensive array of young, and established fashion, jewellery and accessory designers under one roof. Always a treat to visit because of the lovely and relaxed atmosphere, Modepalast is however also an influential business place. Sell, buy and promote are the words to go by here, although you could hardly find a better and more friendly place to do so. The best of Austrian and international fashion under one roof!
Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst
1010, Weiskirchnerstraße 3
Cinema Photographique Contemporary
A three day art, fashion and photography extravaganza is just the right pick-me-up for a spring fatigue. Kunsthalle wien, with its stunning exhibitions, shows its true visionary colours once again, as it hosts three days full of creativity, energy and expressive passion. Curated by Michael Dürr
, each day introduces a new event, based on various collaborations. The first day, under the title ‘The Diesel Intimate Darkroom Défilé’
, has Dürr following the process of creation of the raw Diesel pieces, playing with the notions of visualisation and transformation. The second day, hosted by AUSTRIANFASHION.NET, unveils a photoshoot
of the clothes and accessories from a unique mix of designers from the concept stores Meine Kollegen
, as well as vintage and archive pieces, all creatively enlivened by Dürr’s play on light and shadow, making for an exceptional study in art fashion. Also, the urban and subway sketch-artist Hannes Gröblacher has been present throughout the shoot, recording the making-of. Finally, the festival will come to a close with a unique and exceptionally striking dancing art, as performed live by the Vienna state opera ballet dancers. The dance performance Signapura
is the brain-child of Peruvian artist Luis Casanova Sorolla who experiments with making the invisible lines of choreography into visible painted masterpieces. An epic weekend to enjoy!
KUNSTHALLE wien project space
1040, Treitlstraße 4
The fourth of its kind, the most recent of the (an)gespannt vernissage series at the Base-level Gallery
, brings out once again the works of the fashion design students of the University of applied arts Vienna. This time though, the sketches, ideas and proposals have been transformed with time into actual fashion pieces. Inviting all style lovers, the exhibit is set to present some exciting new talents working with creative concepts and making statements only young fashion designers can. Come and see for yourself!
1010, Heinrichsgasse 4
Susanne Bisovsky Mitgift
2012|05|03 - 2013|01|06
Inspired by the variety of regional costumes translated into the modern times, the Viennese fashion designer Susanne Bisovsky
’s work is a window to other times, cultures and places. Taking inspiration from an archive 15 years in the making, Susanne is a master at transforming the historical costume into contemporary clothes, yet always keeping the garments’ cultural relevance. Taking a look at our consumerist society today, Bisovsky’s new Kunsthalle exhibition
shows us how to turn fashion, and the world, inside-out, and then learn from it. It’s where traditions and modernity in fashion cross paths.
Opening: 3rd May, 19:00
KUNSTHALLE wien / photo wall
1070, Museumsplatz 1, MQ
White, White but Different!
2012|05|04 - 2012|06|15
The Viennese Design Showroom FREAKS & ICONS
presents for the second time a wedding fashion event entitled fittingly White, White but Different! Presenting the wedding-dress designs of more than 20 international and Austrian designers
such as Doychinoff, Madames With A Mission, Andrea Auer, Pitour, Hristo Voyvodov or Cecilia Echenique, this is the place to be if in search for a dress for your big day. Made for strong individual women, the dresses ooze fashion-savvy style with a personal touch, exactly what a bride needs on her wedding date.
Opening: 3rd May, 18:00
1070, Zollergasse 12