Unit F Designers' Support

EU
Young Fashion Summit

Symposium and fashion gala as part
of the Austrian EU Council Presidency 2006

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The symposium, EU Young Fashion Summit, held at Vienna Hofburg in May 2006, addressed the subject of “National Identities within the European Union“ by means of the supra-regional language of fashion. Commissioned by the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria, Unit F büro für mode conceived and co-organised the summit of young European designers as a fashion gala and symposium devoted to the joint future of a Europe multifaceted with regard to tradition and style. Since fashion also serves as a reflection on cultural traditions and as an expression of modern, progressive thought, Unit F chose a special interpretation of European national costumes for the opening ceremony of the event. For this purpose, Unit F designed a concept for a fashion show that started off with twenty-five stylised, all-white national costumes produced, in collaboration with the Modeschule Herbststraße, in accordance with original cuts from the respective countries.
In the further course of the evening, twenty-five contemporary fashion designers from twenty-five different EU-countries showed their collections.
 
The summit culminated in a symposium which saw young fashion designers discussing the theme of Fashion and Identity with established, international designers such as Valentino and the architect Rem Kolhaas.

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Fashion Designer Valentino Garavani, Minister of European and International Affairs Ursula Plassnik, State Sekretary Franz Morak © Christian Houdek/Communication

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Moderator Valerie Sajdik, Valentino © Christian Houdek/Communication

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PARTNERS

Service Portfolio
Sponsoring

TIME PERIOD
2006 

Place
Vienna: Hofburg

PROJECT STATUS
realised

Panelists
  1. Ute Schumacher, Swarovski
  2. Ronald Weisbrod, Swiss Textiles
  3. Moderation: Brigitte R. Winkler, Kurier

 

Designers
  1. Christopher de Vos (Belgium)
  2. Marcus Lereng Wilmont (Denmark)
  3. Clara Kraetsch/Doreen Schul (Germany)
  4. Tanel Veenre/Aldo Järvsoo (Estonia)
  5. Paola Suhonen (Finland)
  6. Romain Kremer (France)
  7. Marios Schwab (Greece)
  8. Julia (Jools) Hall chez Paulina Enricez (Great Britain)
  9. Pauric Sweeney (Ireland)
  10. Fabrizio Talia (Italy)
  11. Anita Altmane (Latvia)
  12. Alex Pogrebnojus (Litauen)
  13. Anne-Marie Herckes (Lithuania)
  14. Joseph H Grima (Malta)  
  15. Marga Weimans (Netherlands) 
  16. Markus Hausleitner/Julia Knebl/Martin Sulzbacher (Austria)
  17. Lucja Wojtala (Poland) 
  18. Felipe Oliveira Baptista (Portugal) 
  19. Behnaz Aram (Sweden) 
  20. Kristy Krivak (Slovakia) 
  21. Uros Belantic (Slovenia) 
  22. Ivan Caparròs (ES) 
  23. Natálie Steklová (Czech Repunblic) 
  24. Katalin Imre (Hungary) 
  25. Pantelis Mitsu (Cypress)