Friday 15 November 2013

Festival for Fashion & Photography Vienna

campaign by Dora Budor
Festival for fashion & photography – the fashion design festival for Vienna
WED 20. - FRI 22.11.2013,
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

Festival for fashion & photography distinguishes itself by not only following the recent developments in fashion and photography but also focusing on forward-looking aesthetic trends, technological possibilities and forms of presentation. For this reason, the festival often manages to present current relevant themes, protagonists, and display formats as the first platform in Austria.

The MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art is the festival’s new venue and co-operation partner. Here, the Fashion Talk about Staging Fashion - Collecting and Displaying Contemporary Fashion Today, Lidewij Edelkoort’s trend seminar, the AFA-Austria Fashion Awards, and the departure fashion night will take place. Moreover, the EVOQUE NextGen Award, which is sponsored for the third time by Land Rover Austria and is aimed at the youngest generation of local fashion designers.

AFA -  Austria Fashion Awards 2013 

Every year the Federal Ministry for Education, Art and Culture, the Culture Department of the City of Vienna and the Vienna Chamber of Commerce together with the Unit F büro fur mode appoint an independent jury of experts for the AFA-Austria Fashion Awards for Fashion Designers.

For this edition I have been invited to join the jury and I had a very lovely Skype encounter with Antje Mayer who tool my interview.

The fashion shows of the prize-winners are taking place this year on 21 November in the MAK in Vienna.
Doors open: 19.30, Start: 20.30. By invitation only!

'The Fashion Socializer' interview by Antje Mayer

I meet Branko Popovic in Maastricht, he meets me in Vienna, virtually, really on Skype. For one charming hour we chat about “all the world and his wife”, fashion and Vienna. The occasion: this year for the first time Branko is a member of the jury for the Austrian Fashion Awards 13. Born a Croatian, as a twelve-year-old he had to flee from the Yugoslavian War to the Netherlands. There he is now a busy blogger, fashion designer and co-founder of the young Fashionclash (festival) in Maastricht. He tells me why he believes in the experimental fashion scene in Vienna and why fashion is maybe more interesting than art these days.

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