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Wien Museum pays homage to the retail business: Vienna's first concept store 'Section N' was founded 50 years ago Selected retailers collect products and design their own goods in a way that can be compared with the practise of a museum curator and an artist. This article is not a call for excessive consumption. This is a call to select quality products consciously and for experiencing the shopping process as a whole in the context of 'curated collections' of retailers. An example of such an extraordinary retailer was recently thematized at the Wien Museum Magazine on occasion of the inclusion of the store's archive (1971- 1987) into the museum's collections. 'Section N', so the name of the store, was legendary in Vienna of the 1970s and 1980s...

Austrian company Neubau Eyewear received German Design Award 2022 for the sustainable design of the special sunglasses edition 'Lotte & Hans' The German Design Council presented the German Design Award 2022 winners in the categories Excellent Communication, Product Design and Excellent Architecture. It's the 10th anniversary of the German Design Awards honoring projects, products, architecture, companies which are representing new design strategies as answers of existing and upcoming challenges for a better future. One of the 'Gold' winners is the Austrian company Neubau Eyewear for the special edition 'Lotte & Hans' which was launched earlier this year on occasion of World Oceans Day as a statement for climate and environmental protection...

Kunsthalle Wien lockdown programme: Virtual tours through exhibitions like 'Do Nothing, Feel Everything' with central theme 'healing' of societies and nature The exhibition 'Do Nothing, Feel Everything' explores new ways of artistic expressions in today's complex world without following comfortable but well-trodden paths of art communication. 'Healing' is a central term in the communication of the intention and motivation of the curators for the selection of works by a group of internationally working artists such as Chilean artist Patricia Domínguez whose 'Green Irises' is an investigation of the interdependencies between various cultures meeting in South America and the effects on society and nature...

Vienna Insights: Callisti presented new couture collection with a lively photo story from sideshows of festive events Vienna-based couture and ready-to-wear label Callisti presented the new 'Sense & Sensibility' collection designed for festive events like Christmas parties, New Year's Eve galas, the red carpet, cocktail receptions and weddings. The presentation of the range of gowns and cocktail dresses is accompanied by an expression of hope into our ability to handle the Covid situation. Designer Martina Mueller-Callisti is cited in the press release "I thought for a long time whether I should design an evening wear collection. But then I thought: Of course! We all want to look forward to the ball season full of hope and to experience unforgettable moments again..."

Austria Insights: Preview of the concept of the costume designs for Verdi's opera 'Nabucco' at the Oper im Steinbruch in Burgenland (13 July until 14 August 2022) In the week before the full lockdown is starting on Monday, 22nd November in Austria, the 'Opera in the Quarry' (Oper im Steinbruch) provided insights into the preparations for next year's production, the freedom opera 'Nabucco' by Guiseppe Verdi (1842). Daniel Serafin, Artistic Director of the Oper im Steinbruch, cooperates for the realisation of 'Nabucco' with an international team of specialists of opera and arena productions. The name of director Francisco Negrin is known from opera, arena, stadium productions - and fashion such as the Louis Vuitton Fall 2020/21 show. Responsible for the costumes of the opera 'Nabucco' is Pepe Corzo...

Austria Insights: The best way to get through the Covid-lockdown is to make home an oasis of relaxation and happiness The full lockdown starts in Austria on Monday, the 22nd November. Fashion.at looked through the latest press materials for tips for making your own home with some easy and affordable tricks more comfy and found the information about the selections of body- and home products by Rituals packed as gift sets for Christmas. But who says that it's obligatory to wait, when it's needed some weeks before? One of the boxes carries the text "Happiness can be found in the smallest of things"...

Vienna Insights: Preview of the costume designs by Stefano Canulli for the Holiday on Ice show 'Supernova' (19 - 30 Jan 2022) Fashion.at looked through the press material for fashion related news and found the announcement of the Holiday on Ice show 'Supernova' from 19 to 30 January 2022 in Vienna. The galactic story is described closer at the website of Stadthalle Wien where the ice show, choreographed and directed by former professional athlete, figure skater (Olympic gold medalist) Robin Cousins, will happen. Not on view on the website are the great sketches by costume designer Stefano Canulli which were set for the presentation to the media in relation to the realized designs. The name of the Italian costume, fashion illustrator and designer Stefano Canulli is mentioned online together with iconic designers like Thierry Mugler, Philip Treacy...

Vienna Insight: Designforum Wien presents products from several decades like the new eBike Cross by Red Dot Design Award-winning Studio F. A. Porsche On occasion of the exhibition 'Form Equals Function. Design by Studio F.A. Porsche', the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen published an introduction into the design approach of the studio, which was founded 1972 by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the designer of the first Porsche 911 (1963). Central at the approach is the equal interplay between form and function. Now, the exhibition traveled from Essen, Germany to the Designforum in Vienna where designs from several decades like the 'Porsche 911' from 1963 to the 'Porsche eBike Cross' from 2021 will be on view from 19 November 2021 until 9 January 2022...

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Cookie recipe tip by My Poppies from Lower Austria: Orange-poppy cookies in a sugar-reduced version The poppy farm and food manufactory 'My Poppies' is located in Tullnerfeld around 50 kilometers from Vienna in Lower Austria. The region is strongly associated with flowers. The name giving city 'Tulln' is also called 'Blumenstadt' (Flower City). Poppies are actually mainly known from their look when in full bloom. But this flowery dress lasts only a few days. As soon as the flowering is over, the poppy capsule is formed by the plant which is harvested in July. The capsule's healthy seeds are a sort of superfood which contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron and vitamins mainly from the B group. Recently, My Poppies sent several new and until yet unreleased recipes perfectly fitting the Advent period. Fashion.at selected a sugar-reduced cookie recipe...

Music tip from Vienna: Soulful single 'A Little Love' from the new Christmas EP by Austrian singer, songwriter Cesár Sampson The new EP 'A lovely little Christmas' by Austrian producer, singer, songwriter and dancer Cesár Sampson, who is known from Dancing Stars, The Masked Singer or the Eurovision Song Contest, was released recently. Part of the EP with cover versions of classics like Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' is Cesár Sampson's latest new song and Fashion.at's favorite track 'A Little Love'. The singer mediates with the new EP a kitsch-free soulful Christmas mood...

MKG Hamburg exhibition 'Dressed' follows role models, pioneers for telling the story of 200 years of fashion and emancipation The arts and crafts museum MKG Hamburg presented the programme 2022 with previews of exhibitions such as 'Dressed' about fashion and social changes over 200 years. For the exploration of society and especially the role of women, MKG uses as 'red thread' clothing and accessories worn by extraordinary women, role models in their times from the early 19th century until nowadays. Even when the presented women were according to the press release not selected after the criteria status or celebrity, the dramaturgical red thread is mainly a luxurious one...

Austrian Green Events Award 2021 winning Windrad Festival announced the lineup of the upcoming online music concert on 9 December 2021 Recently, the names of this year's winners of the Green Events 'nachhaltig gewinnen!' Awards by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology were made public. The awards are handed out to organisers of sustainable events in categories concerning sports, culture and festivities. For the first time, participants had the chance to submit projects to the special category 'Ideas competition for virtual green events'. Among the winners, the first ever wind turbine festival 'Windrad Festival' which happened on 30 April 2021 via online videos showing acts by Austrian musicians filmed at various windmills in Austria...

Togetherness, celebrating with others is trending again! Lena Hoschek presents new 'Mini-Me' collection with impressions of upcoming family festivities The upcoming festive season will become thanks to the vaccination availability in Austria for many families a come-together with grandparents and grandchildren without any severe risk of getting infected or the risk to infect someone else. Togetherness, living and celebrating together, is trending again! Fashion.at looked through the latest press releases for fashion tips for the upcoming festive season. The family looks on view on this page are from the new festive times campaign for the 'Mini-Me' range by Lena Hoschek...

Fashion.at at the Austrian Press Days: New CBD Fira Soda flavour rose x lavender, Glein's coats made of Austrian loden, Neubau Eyewear and the fashion industry-critical work of designer Larissa Falk Fashion.at went through various rooms on 9 November, the first day of the Austrian Press Days. In one of the spaces, the new prototypes by the Viennese brand Glein were presented such as a jean in classical straight cut which will be launched in three washes next spring, a sweater hoodie with matching pants manufactured from a very soft elastic cotton fabric, and the new coats made of Austrian loden...

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