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March 2009 - I: Trends developed from Continuity
March 2009 - II: Cultural Heritage
March 2009 - III: Fashion for Sun, Sea & Sport
April 2009 - I: Political Fashion
April 2009 - II: The Power of Fashion for Identity & Status
April 2009 - III: Opinion about men, style, internet...

May 2009 - I: Designing the media, Zeitgeist of music

May 2009 - II: Fashion archives history, Your perfect design, The luxury of recycled trash

June 2009 - I: The Unexpected in Fashion, Art, Music, Life

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The exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London traces the evolution of underwear from health garment to fashion must haves. You have the opportunity to purchase two exclusive boudoir pieces by the Italian label La Perla and support at the same time the Breast Cancer Care organisation...


Paul Smith Man spring/summer 2009 -  The presentation of the photographs for the new scent Paul Smith Man at the Gallery Visconti in Paris; interview with the designer Paul Smith.


Mac Cosmetics celebrates with the collection 'Style Warrior' the intercultural artfulness of the new style warriors...

Undercover: The Evolution of Underwear The exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London traces the evolution of underwear from health garment to fashion must haves. You have the opportunity to purchase two exclusive boudoir pieces by the Italian label La Perla and support at the same Breast Cancer Care…

Paul Smith Man
Interview about the ‘Unexpected’ on occasion of the presentation of Paul Smith’s photographs in an art gallery in Paris. As soon as I have introduced myself as the publisher of Fashionoffice, I developed that Paul Smith is an internet enthusiast who writes for Vogue, his own website...
The Unexpected in Fashion

  

MAC Cosmetics SS09
Mac Cosmetics presents with the collection 'Style Warrior' the intercultural artfulness of the new style warriors. The packaging of the pieces shows animal prints to inspire the wearer to liberate her own animal spirit of woman and to be courageous enough to do wild things…

The Unexpected in Beauty

In spring 2009 the Austrian design label Purisme presented its fourth product after the pipe, the letter opener and the Yoyo for adults: a bracelet which looks like a black diamond. Question: Isn't the carbon fibre a material normally used for cars or aeroplanes?

"...parallels between the rhythm and repetition of songs and typical regional knitting patterns...". Curator Dr. Eva Kreissl invites the visitor to 12 interactive stations for experiencing the meaning of symbols in game situations such an everyday symbols quiz, an orientation terrain game, or a sound-effects test at the Folklife and Folk Art in Graz...

Purisme SS09
The Austrian label Purisme presented a bracelet which looks like a black diamond. Question: Isn't the carbon fibre a material normally used for cars or aeroplanes?

The Unexpected in Fashion

FASHIONOFFICE INSIGHT by publisher Karin Sawetz

The song 'You Know Me Better' by Irish musician Róisín Murphy is this month's inspiration for some thoughts about images of women, public opinion…

The Unexpected in Life

 

Good Signs - Bad Signs
"...parallels between the rhythm and repetition of songs and typical regional knitting patterns...," curator Eva Kreissl invites to experience symbols in games like sound-effects…

  

On occasion of the World Environment Day on 5th June 2009, the homeshop La Redoute presents the 'Change your Future' bio-shirts for women and men. On the same day the movie 'Home' about the evolution of Earth is released; the movie's subtitle could be "It's Too Late To Be A Pessimist"...

New York based designer Brian Wood's men's wear collection 'Night Stalkers' is inspired by the dark depths of human nature when moral values are absent and darkness begins. The photos of the lookbook for the t-shirt collection "B Wood" are dramatically arranged. Question: Does the BWood lookbook tells a story about three different gangs - and the 'good' ones with the masks wear...?

Textile design students have presented over 100 one-of-a-kind tote bags made of organic cotton with artful eco-friendly water-based ink illustrations. The students are trained by experts such as the journalist and illustrator Gladys Perint Palmer, who is working at the time on her second and third books 'Fashion Bible' and 'You are not on The List', or Simon Ungless, a graduate from Central St. Martins School of Art and Design...

La Redoute SS09
On occasion of the World Environment Day, La Redoute presented the 'Change your Future' bio-shirts for women and men. On the same day the movie 'Home' about…

Brian Wood FW9/10
New York based designer Brian Wood's men's wear collection 'Night Stalkers' is inspired by the depths of human nature where moral values are absent and darkness begins…

The Unexpected in Fashion

 

Academy of Art University School of Fashion Textile design students present one-of-a-kind tote bags made of organic cotton. The students are trained by experts such as the journalist…

 

34 design and fashion shops, studios in Vienna's most creative zone of the 7th district are publishing their third issue of the biannual '7tm' leaflet under the motto: “Ask the designer if it fits”. You can book a fashion stylist!

Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix Sonic Youth and the curator Groenenboom have created an alternative history of contemporary culture that evokes a critical discussion of the division between “high” and “popular” art. Some of the band’s songs have been used to topicalize aspects such as rebellion, hunger, fashion, sex.

From corset making to the idea of expressing the seductive power of women. In 1992 Aubade started the 'Lessons in Seduction' saga with focus on lingerie as a mean of seduction. In 2009 the label re-launched its website...

7tm SS09
34 design and fashion shops, studios in Vienna's most creative zone of the 7th district have published their third issue of the biannual '7tm' leaflet under the motto: “Ask the designer if it fits”. You can book a fashion stylist!

 

Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix 
Sonic Youth and the curator Groenenboom have created an alternative history of contemporary culture that evokes a critical discussion of ‘high’ and ‘popular’ art. Some of the band’s songs…

 

Aubade SS09
From corset making to the idea of expressing the seductive power of women. In 1992 Aubade started the 'Lessons in Seduction' saga with focus on lingerie as a mean of seduction. The label re-launched…

"Oddity" by the Swiss electronic musician, DJ, producer Zwicker aka Cyril Boehler, vocals Olivera Stanimirov from the brand new album "Songs of Lucid Dreamers" is about cosmetic surgery. The record release party is on 13 June in Zurich.

During the 'Keywords School' at La Biennale di Venezia the artists, who insists on his lifestyle as 'outcast' to maintain sensitivity to the changes in social life and culture, reinvestigates the meanings of selected words together with 10 participants per day. In the new public space the meanings of the keywords are further transformed...

‘Oddity’ by Zwicker is about cosmetic surgery: "…your behaviour sometimes radical, to impress your special friends. You felt the pressure rise, to make a sacrifice to fit in, be like everyone, you had some surgery, cosmetic energy, now your face is gone..."

 

'Keywords School' by Xu Tan at La Biennale di Venezia. The artist, who insists on a lifestyle as 'outcast' to maintain sensitivity to the changes in social life/culture, re-investigates the meanings of words together with participants. In the new space the keywords are…

The Unexpected in Art

Video: 'Black River' by Bomb The Bass, voice Mark Lanegan from the album 'Future Chaos'. British musician and DJ Tim Simenon founded the electronic dance title 'Bomb The Bass' in 1987. He collaborated through the years with many musicians. View the video until the end!

The Unexpected in Music


Fashion Calendar

GREENshowroom, 1 – 4 July 2009, Hotel Adlon, Berlin
On occasion of the Mercedes-Benz Fashionweek in Berlin, the two designers Magdalena Schaffrin and Jana Keller have collected accessories, shoes, jewellery, beauty and gourmet products under the motto “GREEN is the only way, with a blush of luxury” from eco-labels to present them in 6 rooms of the Berlin luxury hotel Adlon from 1 to 4 July. The first three first days are for professionals; on 4 July the eco-showroom is opened to the public www.green-showroom.net.




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