ALILA verbindet traditionelle Textilkunst, modernes Design und Nachhaltigkeit. Aktuell arbeitet ALILA vorwiegend mit alter japanischer Kimono-Seide. Diese bereits getragenen Kleidungsstücke werden nach Design und Qualität kontinuierlich gesammelt und weiterverarbeitet. Patina wird dabei nicht als Makel sondern als besonders charmante Eigenheit bewertet. Ergänzt wird mit nachhaltigen Stoffen wie österreichischem Bio-Leinen oder pflanzengefärbter indischer Ahimsa-Seide.
Die intersaisonale ALILA Kollektion wird kontinuierlich weiterentwickelt und ergänzt. Die Stücke werden in Wien in einem kleinen Team rund um die Designerin produziert. Dadurch werden die Kleidungsstücke und Accessoires zu unverwechselbaren Unikaten.
ALILA steht für individuelle, nicht alltägliche Entdeckungen. Das Wort ALILA kommt aus dem Hebräischen und bedeutet Geschichte.
Traditional costumes are transformed into every day outfits. The label Cerwenka combines tradition with classic elements and street-wear, thus turning traditional costumes into everyday fashion. Highly experimental, the latest collection includes saftey vests, fire-hoses and bicycle inner tubes.
The label Christina Seewald stands for finesse and quality, but also wants to provoke at the same time. Through the fusion of fine fibers and perfected tailoring, Christina Seewald addresses contemporary
"knitwear" with a new, radical look at current topics and problems. The combination of traditional approach and modern knitting is the focus. Christina Seewald places emphasis on sustainability within
the production and works with high-quality textiles. Smart cuts and various knitting techniques as well as the visualisation of social conflicts influence the work. With social conflicts, she refers to topics that are socio-politically relevant and are increasingly noticeable in the lives of women. It is much more difficult for the female sex to present itself and live out its own basic needs. In doing so, Christina Seewald does not exclusively refer to equal rights of women and men in general, but also to the enormous difference between female and male sexuality. The interplay of female fragility and self-determined feminism is in the foreground, which is embodied as a symbiosis in the label Christina Seewald.
Kastner & Öhler Fashion Award Winner 2019
The Croatian label Citoyenne K . searches for authenticity, beauty and freedom. Desinger Marijana Kramaric is inspired by geometrical forms, architecture and films.
Kastner & Öhler Fashion Award Winner 2014
Eder Aurre was born in Bilbao (Spain) in 1993. His passion for the fashion world started when he was very young. Something that sparked his curiosity in fashion was his interest in his mother’s fashion magazines.
Eder began his studies in fashion and design in Spain, where he obtained a master’s degree in fashion and continued his education at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London).
Once he completed his studies, Eder Aurre worked for some years for different fashion brands. With his first collection, he won the "Creamoda" prize (Bilbao, Spain), an international competition that opened him the doors to new and interesting projects that granted him several awards both nationally and internationally. Among others, he has won the "GetxoModa" award (Bilbao, Spain), the "code 41" award (Spain), the "Best young national designer" award (Madrid, Spain), the best collection award of the Birmingham Fashion Festival (Birmingham, UK), the Kastner & Öhler Fashion Award 2017 (Graz, Austria) and the Best Collection Award of the Brussels Fashion Days (Brussels, Belgium).
When it comes to creating and designing, he highlights his passion for refined lines, colour and architectural forms. These elements are part of his style and personal identity: a firm that works Prêt-à-porter designs and accessories.
Up-cycling workshops in Graz, Trinidad & Tobago and discussions about ÖKO-certifications and sustainable fashion collections kicked off the project Fashion Pas-de-deux II.
Gertrud-Taschen beweisen, dass Upcycling und Eleganz kein Widerspruch sind. Die Taschen bestehen zu 80 Prozent aus gebrauchen Materialien wie Motorrad-, LKW-, Feuerwehr- und Fahrradschläuchen, Bautransparent, Sicherheitsgurt, Paragleitschirm, Segel, Markisenstoff und Fahnen. Produziert wird in Zusammenarbeit mit sozioökologischen Einrichtungen, einer Änderungsschneiderei und von Gertrud persönlich in Handarbeit als Einzelstück oder in Kleinserien.
"Es ist mir ein besonderes Anliegen, den Taschen eine elegante Note zu geben, um Upcycling salonfähig zu machen. Jeder Stoff, der nicht neu produziert wird, spart so Wasser, Co2, Energie und vermeidet Müll. Ich finde es entscheidend, unser Konsumverhalten zu überdenken und somit aktiv am Klimaschutz beizutragen. Wissen ohne danach zu Handeln ist wie ein Nichtwissen, denn die Weisheit offenbart sich, indem man das tut, was man weiß. Wir haben es in der Hand." (Gertrud Hainzl)
Sculptural cuts, oversized look and a playful pyjama reference are recurring characteristics of the collections by Jana Wieland, who courageously opposes fast fashion by using reclaimed fabrics and working with a small scale, fair manufactory.
Jennifer Milleder’s approach to fashion design is placed between wearability and art, based on storytelling concepts. Her designs are defined through strong, clear, yet dramatic silhouettes that focus on voluminous garment construction. The collections are inspired by either personal experiences or aesthetic objects and are influenced by art movements to create an artificial fictional world with embodied characters. Prints and geometric patterns support the desire to generate surreal realities.
The collection “BEFORE THE MIRROR” presents a surreal dandy story featuring self-expressed characters between fiction and reality and between feminine and masculine. Influenced by the corseted torso of dandy Mr Pearl and the artwork of surrealist René Magritte, Jennifer Milleder has developed illusionistic silhouettes and created oversized suits with a straight, masculine contour but with a feminine inner form. The designer aims to modify the primarily male silhouette of a dandy’s wardrobe by adding sartorial elegance through voluminous shapes and ruffles representing femininity. Prints and geometric patterns support the trickster figure dandy’s concept of optical illusion, deformation and transformation.
The collection’s design is taken to another level by integrating the interactive aspect: the accompanying cultural study thesis “WO/MEN BEFORE THE MIRROR - The Dandy as a Social Figure and an Artificial Construct” becomes a transformed print that can only be read by wearing a red coat. And the mirror functions as a symbol of self-expression to connect the wearer directly with the viewer, who becomes part of the story itself.
Jennifer Milleder, born and raised in Graz, studied product design at the HTBLA Ortwein. She then focused on fashion design and completed her bachelor's degree at the Art University Linz/Schloss Hetzendorf and graduated from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna under the guidance of Hussein Chalayan, Luke & Lucie Meier and Grace Wales Bonner. In 2019 she worked in the studio of Iris van Herpen in Amsterdam.
Kay Double U presents her latest collection „Turn Around“. It illustrates how versatile we can be regarding fashion. „Less is More“, that’s the collections motto. Also: Don’t collect but turn inside out and, thus, reinvent yourself daily.
Barrier-free designs by Modeschule Graz
In Cooperation with Akademie Graz, Lebenshilfe GUV u.v.m. as part of Graz Kulturjahr 2020
Curator: Karin Wintscher-Zinganel
Modeschule Graz students present fashion designed for people with special needs. Assembly is proud to show these considerate and spectacular outfits on the catwalk for the first time.
“Fashion fits everybody and is meant for all of us. Fashion is art and a language that we all speak and understand. Fashion lets us transform ourselves and emphasize our individual personalities, while at the same time offering a possibility to communicate. Thus, fashion is 100% inclusive and barrier-free.” (Karin Wintscher-Zinganel)
Larissa Falk's latest collection “ALIENATION” discusses the exposure of the female body. The designer explores lines and cuts that are able to transform the physical appearance of the person wearing the outfits.
LUDUS is a sustainable, a-gender label based in Skopje, Macedonia. The latest collection centers around the futuristic idea of a society in which gender does not exist, and therefore gender roles become obsolete.
Feminin, elegant, selbstbewusst! Magdalena Leitner entwirft ready to wear Mode für Damen im Stil der 50er Jahre. Traditionelle Trachtengewebe und florale Drucke ziehen sich durch alle Kollektionen der jungen Wiener Modedesignerin. Ihre Röcke, Kleider und Blusen werden um den Körper gewickelt, passen sich stetig an den Körper an und haben so Potenzial zu lebenslangen Lieblingsstücken. Das Paradebeispiel: der PonRoe, ein glockig fallender Wickelrock für Alltag und Festivitäten.
Hinter dem Pseudonym „MAGGIE.B“ auf den zeitlosen Ledertaschen steckt die Grazerin Margherita Fritsch-Breisach. Sie ist Biologin und Yogalehrerin und hat im Alleingang noch ein Taschenlabel gegründet.
Das reine Design der Taschen, die langlebige Qualität, sowie der nachhaltige Produktionsprozess machen MAGGIE.B so besonders. Jede Tasche wird in Österreich designed und in Italien handgefertigt. Vor allem aber möchte Ihnen MAGGIE.B keine gewöhnliche Tasche, sondern gute Gesellschaft bieten!
MAGGIE.B GOOD COMPANY
Any Minute I Will Cross The Line
Virtual Reality Fashion Film by Natalie Zipfl (Premiere)
The Austrian designer Natalie Zipfl invites all guests to an interactive fashion event which takes place prior to the fashion show and following it. Those of you who wish to be part of this art installation are able to plunge into the designer’s mind and thought process by means of headphones and virtual-reality-glasses. Be ready to wander between reality and mythology.
“This concept was inspired by a conversation between psychologist Thomas Müller and a research patient, in which he mentioned - my mind is a world you'll never be able to enter - indicating that every person has its inner universe with borders, that cannot be overcome by another person."
NI-LY creates fashion characterized by zappy minimalism, time-less nonchalance and an easy-going outlook on life. Designer Lin Yu-Dong from Graz is inspired by her love for different countries, cultures and people.
Kastner & Öhler Fashion Award Winner 2013
№ 8 Garments is an Austrian fashion label for men. Every piece is carefully produced under fair conditions and of high-quality ecologic materials. The label focuses on sustainability and minimalism.
With a lot of humor Christian Kastner challenges outworn fashion customs. His label Palo Alto stands for comfortable and fashionable outfits with minimum ecological foot prints.
“Fair Fashion from Vienna” is the credo of the Austrian fashion label Roee, who present extraordinary cuts, which are sustainably produced in top quality. Natural fabrics create versatile fashion, that for sure enthralls you.
Kastner & Öhler Fashion Award Winner 2016
Sabrina Stadlober centers around the question of the loss of sensual experience in a high-tech world. She makes visible this binary code by applying it onto natural materials by means of lasers, weaving, pressing, embroidery and prints.
Kastner & Öhler Fashion Award Winner 2015
Regional, fair and fit for our grandchildren – these terms characterize the fashion label stoff. by stoff.werk.graz, a project run by Caritas Steiermark to engage long-term unemployed and socially-disadvantaged women.
Timna Weber´s new collection "MULTIVERSE" explores the life of a woman and her alternate universes. She represents the choices and alternatives we all have to face in today’s world.
We live in extraordinary times and have to ask ourselves what kind of world we choose to go forward within the post-pandemic world? Do we want to continue depleting resources and end up in a world of scarcity or do we want to live more aligned with nature? Do we want to continue seeing productivity as a measure of self-worth and live in a 24/7 non-stop world?
Starting with a departing point, each outfit will reflect a different universe where Timna´s muse and planet have chosen a different path, with the garments reflecting their decisions.
Cacau Cassel: Creator, owner, creative, colorful, fun, pattern maker, cutter, seamstress, stylist, musical, astral, window dresser, saleswoman, press, folder, organizer, phew a lot!!!
But this is the gas that was needed for this beautiful Tropicalia project to exist in the Austrian Alps. In a country that is cold most of the year, here comes the most colorful beach house in Graz, full of tropical air.
Cacau has been working with fashion since 2004, but in 2010 she moved to Austria and in 2015 came the need to open Atelier Tropicália by Cacau the remarkable desire to create more colorful clothes, with more movement and a more exclusive production (slowfahion) creating clothes with more care, valuing each meter of fabric, each print, each dye, connection and respect for the environment and each customer.
And, with lots of TROPICALISM, love, affection, respect, looks, lots of prints.
And that is how Tropicália by Cacau was born, and never forgetting the WONDERFUL team that is part of it.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION:
Take life easy | 21/22
After a time in which we had to deprive ourselves of a social life, the "Take life easy" collection brings a new way of reinventing ourselves. With this collection we bring colors, movement, comfort and mainly good mood.