Vienna is famous for its cultural diversity, its cosy coffee houses and its blast from the past. But every year, students of the University of Applied Arts – Institute of Design proof that they can play along the top league of a future oriented fashion scene. And every year, fashion design graduates show their graduate collections at the ‘Show Angewandte’, one of Austria’s most talked-about fashion events. When this takes place? Today!
At University of Applied Arts Vienna, fashion design students learn from the best of the best. Since the beginning of the eighties, students are taught by the masters themselves, such as Raf Simons, Karl Lagerfeld, Jil Sander, Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang, Viktor & Rolf or Bernhard Willhelm. Since last year, British fashion designer Hussein Chalayan is in charge of the creative direction at the Fashion Department. Chalayan, whose 1994 founded eponymous label has influenced the face of fashion ever since, is known for his multi disciplinary approach to fashion design. In his unconventional, but exciting collections, Chalayan bridges the gap between design, art and technology. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that graduates at the Fashion Department in Vienna are internationally watched.
This years’ graduate show will feature collections from 5 graduates as well as single pieces from 31 students. As in recent years, the fashion class invites an experienced international jury to assess their skills. This year, Margo Barton, professor at the School of Design, Otago Polytec in Dunedin, New Zealand; Caroline Evans, professor at the Art University of Central Saint Martins in London, UK; Rebecca Lowthorpe, fashion editor of the magazine Grazia UK; the Austrian artist Markus Schinwald and Nicolas Schafhausen, director of Kunsthalle Wien, will judge the collections. The best will be awarded with the Fred-Adlmüller-scholarship, the Rondo Vöslauer fashion award and the Indie Magazine Award.
In advance to the show, Studio Koslik, the photography class at University of Applied Arts, has produced a short teaser.
Show Angewandte 16: Thursday 9 June 2016 at 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm. Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsquartier, 1070 Wien, Museumsplatz 1