Review Thursday 10/6/2011
Thursday - AFA day!
But before the great show began, the KHM organized a special guided tour through the Picture Gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum - and demonstrated that fashion has always played a major role in paintings.
And then it began! The tension rose to a peak, not only among the nominees! And also the decision of the AFA jury was probably not an easy one considering the highly talented nominees.
Voilà, we congratulate the following winners!
Fashion Award of the Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture: George Bezhanishvili
Fashion Award of the City of Vienna: meshit
Fashion Production Award of the Vienna Economic Chamber: STEINWIDDER (women´s wear) and eric rainer (men´s wear)
Award for International PR: Michaela Buerger
Erste Bank Fashion Award: SUUS
Unit F Editorial Award powered by GoSee: Tina Herzl (Fashion) und Andreas Kohler Lux (Portrait)
In between the award ceremony Japanese label writtenafterwards presented a phenomenal runway show. Ali Zedtwitz, winner of the Fashion Award of the Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture 2009 went to Japan to finish her work scholarship and contributed much work into the presented collection #06 crime and punishment.
Star guest and another amazing highlight of the evening was Andrej Pejic. He handed over the Unit F Award for International PR to Michaela Buerger and will play another role in 11 festival for fashion & photography!