Exhibition

SHOW OFF: Austrian Fashion Design

Fri, 14.02.2020–Sun, 12.07.2020

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

Contemporary fashion designed/made in Austria is the focus of the first comprehensive major exhibition on Austrian fashion design. A time travel through fashion design in all its facets from the 1980s until today shows the wide spectrum of designers who are from Austria, work here, or were educated here in fashion. Embedded into a spectacular, spatial installation by architect Gregor Eichinger, SHOW OFF: Austrian Fashion Design makes the artistic work of creative disciplines tangible on multiple levels in the context of fashion.
 
Fashion as an object in the form of an item of clothing is presented by significant fashion statements by approximately 60 designers from the past four decades. The exhibition begins with Rudi Gernreich’s late work, whose designs from LA in the late 1970s revolutionized the global approach to fashion, and Viennese U-fashion with its stars at the time, such as Ledea Muard, Marc Thomas Merz, or Schella Kann. Viennese cult labels such as Wendy&Jim and fabrics interseason, “big player” Andreas Kronthaler, for the past two years part of the label “Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood,” and the renowned younger generation—represented in the exhibition among others by Kenneth Ize—contribute to the formation of a multifaceted scene with an international standing. In her “Wiener Salon,” Susanne Bisovsky has been working on exceptional creations, which will be presented in the exhibition, since 1996.
 
Additionally, works by 30 photographers give insight into Austrian fashion photography. Documentaries on legendary and formative events, magazines, and interviews give an impression of the social and cultural perception of fashion as a phenomenon.
 
The unique education in fashion at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with its numerous international visiting professors completes the storyline of the exhibition. Starting with the innovation boost under rector Oswald Oberhuber in the early 1980s and the first “fashion professor” Karl Lagerfeld, followed by further top stars like Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang, Raf Simons, and currently Lucie and Luke Meier, the highlights of the internationally renowned fashion education at the “Angewandte” are presented.

Participating Designers

___fabrics interseason, AND_i , Andreas Kronthaler, Arthur Arbesser, ASSASYN, Atil Kutoglu, Awareness & Consciousness, Bless, BRANDMAIR, Carol Christian Poell, Carolin Holzhuber, Christoph Rumpf, Claudia Rosa Lukas, DEMIAN, Edwina Hörl, Eric Rainer, EVA BLUT, FATEEVA, Femme Maison, Flora Miranda, FLorian Jewelry, George Bezani, GON, Gregor Pirouzi, Hartmann Nordenholz, Helmut Lang, House of the very island’s, Jana Wieland, Karin Bergmayer, Kenneth Ize, Ledea Muard, Lena Hoschek, Leos, Ludwig Reiter, Macchu Picchu, Marc Thomas Merz, Marina Hoermanseder, Mark Baigent, Markus Strasser, Maximilian Rittler, meshit, Michaela Buerger, MICHEL MAYER, Modus Vivendi, Mühlbauer, Natalie Zipfl, ODEEH, pelican avenue, Petar Petrov, Peter Pilotto, Rani Bageria, Robert La Roche, rosa mosa, Rubin & Chapelle, Rudi Gernreich, SAGAN Vienna, Schella Kann, SEMI DEI, Sissy Pink, Sonja Bischur, SUSANNE BISOVSKY, Thomas Kirchgrabner, Ute Ploier, Wendy&Jim
 

Participating Photographers

Christian Anwander, Andreas H. Bitesnich, Anna Blau, Bela Borsodi, Michael Dürr, Marina Faust, Lukas Gansterer, Peter Garmusch, Irina Gavrich, Mark Glassner, Yasmina Haddad, Gerhard Heller, Anaïs Horn, Raphael Just, Jakob Lena Knebl, Bettina Komenda, Rudi Molacek, Markus Morianz, Stefanie Moshammer, Elsa Okazaki, Günter Parth, Bernd Preiml, Rafaela Pröll, Hanna Putz, Peter Rigaud, Markus Rössle, Elfie Semotan, Daliah Spiegel, Udo Titz, Helga Traxler, Esther Vörösmarty, Jork Weismann, Erwin Wurm, Wolfgang Zac, Maria Ziegelböck
 
Guest Curator: Ulrike Tschabitzer-Handler
Guest Co-Curator: Andreas Bergbaur
Scientific Advisor: Brigitte Winkler
Exhibition Architecture: Gregor Eichinger
 

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Program (21 Events)

Sat, 04.04.2020 2.00 pm 4.00 pm
MAK Design Kids

Hut ab!

Hut ab!
mit der Künstlerin und Kostümbildnerin Isis Flatz

Welche Kopfbedeckungen gibt es und wozu braucht man sie? Wie kann so ein Hut überhaupt aussehen? Wir experimentieren mit verschiedenen Formen, Materialien und Techniken für unseren eigenen Hut!

DAS FORMAT MAK Design Kids

Jeden 1. Samstag im Monat, 14:00–16:00 Uhr: ExpertInnen aus Medien, Kunst und Design entwickeln ein eigenes Workshopprogramm, an dem maximal zehn Kinder, ohne Begleitung, teilnehmen dürfen. Gemeinsam vertiefen sie sich in die unterschiedlichsten Themen, beschäftigen sich mit aktuellen Fragestellungen und lernen den Umgang mit verschiedenen Materialien und Techniken.

PRAKTISCHE INFOS

Workshop für 8- bis 12-Jährige (ohne Begleitperson)
Begrenzte TeilnehmerInnenzahl
Teilnahmegebühr: € 8 (bei freiem Eintritt)
1459977554986
Sat, 04.04.2020 3.00 pm

Exhibition Tour SHOW OFF

Sat, 11.04.2020 3.00 pm

Exhibition Tour SHOW OFF

Sat, 18.04.2020 3.00 pm

Exhibition Tour SHOW OFF

Tue, 21.04.2020 6.15 pm
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Media

MAK Exhibition View, 2020
SHOW OFF. Austrian Fashion Design
MAK Exhibition Hall
© Ditz Fejer/MAK
Graphic design: brand unit, Photo © Henrik Blomqvist
Schella Kann, leather outfit, FW 92
© Rudi Molacek
Marina Hoermanseder, Hour Glass Vase 1, FW 15/16
Model: Irma Spies
Styling: Nina Petters
Hair and Make Up: Patrick Glatthaar
Art Direction & Graphic Design: Esther Schwarz
Postproduction: px1 Berlin
Location: GDR museum apartment
© Stefan Armbruster
Carolin Holzhuber, SYNCHRONICITY_SYNC 6, Synchronicity FW 19/20
© Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones
Susanne Bisovsky, viennesechiccaoutchouc no. 2, August 2014
© Wolfgang Pohn
Marina Hoermanseder, Bubble Vase 1, FW 17/18
Model: Paulina King
Styling: Nina Petters
Hair and Make Up: Patrick Glatthaar
Art Direction & Graphic Design: Esther Schwarz
Postproduction: Maximilian Attila Bartsch
© Maximilian Attila Bartsch
Carolin Holzhuber, SYNCHRONICITY_SYNC 2, Synchronicity FW 19/20
© Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones
Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, Advertising Campaign, FW 18/19
© Juergen Teller
Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, Advertising Campaign, FW 17/18
© Juergen Teller
Arthur Arbesser, FW 17/ 18, LOOK 20
© Yannis Vlamos
Arthur Arbesser, SS 19, LOOK 13
© Henrik Blomqvist
Arthur Arbesser, FW 19/20, LOOK 12
© Henrik Blomqvist
FEMME MAISON N° 10, Long Garden Dress, SS 18
© Sia A.P. Kermani / FEMME MAISON
Peter Pilotto, FW 16, Look 04
© Dan Lecca
Peter Pilotto, SS 19, Look 38
© Dan Lecca
Rani Bageria, Rani Boots 2013–20
© Rani Bageria
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
SHOW OFF. Austrian Fashion Design
MAK Exhibition Hall
© eSeL.at - Lorenz Seidler
Wendy & Jim (Helga Ruthner und Hermann Fankhauser), Portrait for Purple Magazine, 2018
© Luise Hardegg Brammertz
FATEEVA x POTF – New Essentials: Game 6
DEF04 Sneaker, 2019
© POTF – Picture On The Fridge
Ute Ploier, MANMACHINE
© Günter Parth
Ute Ploier, MANMACHINE
© Günter Parth
AND_I, Maximus Skull Mask, SS 16, 2015
© Felix Vratny
AND_I, Triangle dress, RAW SS 20, 2019
© Felix Vratny
Rudi Gernreich, The Original Thong, 2019
Model: Kerolyn Soares
© Photo: Oliver Hadlee Pearch
Courtesy of Rudi Gernreich LLC, New York und Rudi Gernreich GmbH, Luzern
Rudi Gernreich, The Original Thong, Triangle Jacquard Knit Top, 2019
Model: Kerolyn Soares
© Photo: Oliver Hadlee Pearch
Courtesy of Rudi Gernreich LLC, New York und Rudi Gernreich GmbH, Luzern
Rudi Gernreich, Wollstrickkleid, Autumn 1971
Model: Peggy Moffitt
© Photograph: William Claxton
Courtesy of Demont Photo Management
Helmut Lang, SS 01 Advertisement
© Inez and Vinoodh
Helmut Lang, FW 03/04
© Inez and Vinoodh
Helmut Lang, FW 04/05
V-strap sandal in horsehair and suede
© hl-art
Helmut Lang, SS 04
© hl-art
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
SHOW OFF. Austrian Fashion Design
MAK Exhibition Hall
© eSeL.at - Lorenz Seidler
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
SHOW OFF. Austrian Fashion Design
MAK Exhibition Hall
© Ditz Fejer/MAK
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
SHOW OFF. Austrian Fashion Design
MAK Exhibition Hall
© Ditz Fejer/MAK
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
SHOW OFF. Austrian Fashion Design
MAK Exhibition Hall
© Ditz Fejer/MAK