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Markus Hausleitner

Markus Hausleitner
Portraying the graduate of the University of Applied Arts Vienna as a solo artist is near impossible, considering he has long made a sounding name for himself in circles of experts as one quarter of the fashion quartet House of the very island’s... .
However, in 2004 he won the Fashion Award of the City of Vienna all by himself, with his direction already crystal clear back then. Hausleitner’s theme in fashion is the attempt to establish a social conscience. He does not want to see drop-dead-gorgeous film stars in his designs but real-life women such 51-year old Poly Sterene of Brit-Punk band X Ray Spex or alternative-icon Beth Ditto