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TRENDLETTER 15-February-2024

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Women composers at Wiener Festwochen
Vienna Insight: Wiener Festwochen launched initiative to showcase more women composers What begins in 2024 under the patronage of Nuria Schoenberg Nono with ten women composers from around the world in Vienna will continue until 2028 with 50 women composers as members and ambassadors. In the press release, it's explained that the number 50 is a "reference to the fifty female students of composition taught by Arnold Schoenberg, who, in contrast to such famous colleagues as John Cage, Alban Berg and Anton Webern, have almost entirely sunk into oblivion." Almost. When asked the Copilot on Microsoft Bing to name prominent former students...

Shoes by Humanic at Vienna Opera Ball
Shoe brand Humanic provides insights into the Vienna Opera Ball The Austrian shoe brand Humanic sent some pictures from the 66th Vienna Opera Ball. Models Nadine Miranda and Laura Rabensteiner...

Lena Hoschek's couture dress
Lena Hoschek's couture by Thomas Kirchgrabner at the Vienna Opera Ball evokes the Golden Age of Hollywood The Vienna Opera Ball is the most important red carpet event for ball gowns in Austria, where the outfits of the guests from politics, business, entertainment,... sometimes play more than a supporting role; especially when the celebrity is one of the most important Austrian fashion designers. Lena Hoschek of the eponymous brand stunned attendees at the Vienna Opera Ball with a dazzling couture gown of golden sequins...

Hanro X rebekka ruétz in Berlin
Austrian designer Rebekka Ruétz collaborated with Hanro for the 'I AM' show at the Berlin Fashion Week The Berlin Fashion Week took place from February 5th to 8th. Among the designers that showed their new Fall/Winter 2024 collections was once again the Austrian label 'rebekka ruétz' by the Innsbruck, Tyrol based designer Rebekka Ruétz, who is known for her collaborations with companies such as with the Austrian lingerie brand Hanro...

Intercoiffure Austria's hair styling trends
Mario Krankl, the new creative director of Intercoiffure Austria, presented the 'Luxury' hairstyling trends 2024 from the 'timeLESS' series Intercoiffure's latest New Timeless trend is 'Luxury'. It's the first theme developed by the new creative director of Intercoiffure Austria, the Salzburg-based world champion hairdresser Mario Krankl. Together with his team, he gave an insight today into the 'New timeLESS Luxury' hairstyling for the 2024 season. Highlights are...

MAK presents protest culture
MAK Museum of Applied Arts Vienna presents the architecture and history of protest barricades and camps, including activism with superglue with installations that look like protest toolkits 'Going to the barricades' is taken literally in the new MAK exhibition! Visitors will gain insight into various forms of protest with a focus on architecture, from historical events such as the July Revolution in Paris in 1830 to contemporary protests, including activism with superglue...

Lamps by Augarten X Barbara Salaun
Viennese porcelain manufactory Augarten Wien presents a compilation of architecture, design, and art spanning several centuries in a series of lamps that depict landmarks in China and Austria Artist Barbara Salaun's experience in managing UNESCO World Heritage projects has made her a specialist in cultural landmarks that remind us of past times and let us reflect on the development of societies worldwide. Her artistic endeavors focus on UNESCO World Heritage sites, particularly those in Austria and China, blending past, present, and future in her creations...

Cytara's quiz about the history of fashion
Update of Cytara's quiz on the history of clothing and fashion with a reference to the influence of the media on fashion and a question about a symbol of the French Revolution Greetings are random. used AI to generate the image of Cytara. The picture shows Cytara in the reading room of a library. She is sitting at a table with a classic green Art Nouveau lamp and reads a book with fashion illustrations from past centuries.

Cytara,'s AI Chatbot: "Hello! My name is Cytara, and I am the AI chatbot for the users of the magazine I'm here to talk about fashion, culture, art, and design. If you have any questions or if there's anything specific you'd like to learn or discuss, feel free to ask! Now, let's dive into a quiz on the history of clothing and fashion..."

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Latest Posts archive

10 Feb 2024 - WWD article about the Fall 2024 collection 'Protection vs. Projection' of the Austrian-born, in New York based label Helmut Lang "Helmut Lang Fall 2024 Ready to Wear: Bubble Wrap and Other Protective Gear for Tough Times"

9 Feb 2024 - Music 'Mood Swings' by Little Simz, album 'Drop 7' (out now)

8 Feb 2024 - Music 'Butterfly Net' ft. Weyes Blood by Caroline Polachek, rework included in 'Desire, I Want To Turn Into You: Everasking Edition' (release on February 14)

8 Feb 2024 - Music 'Floating On A Moment' by singer-songwriter Beth Gibbons (vocalist and lyricist for the band Portishead), album 'Lives Outgrown' (May 17) Beth Gibbons introduced the new album with a letter posted on Instagram in which she talks about aging and the development of the sound, which "I wanted to draw away from breakbeats and snares, focusing on the woody fabric of timbres away from the sugary addiction of high frequencies that satisfy like sugar and salt."

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