Fashion events in Switzerland come and go. Mode Suisse, however, is here to stay and remain at sustainable continuity. The platform initiated by Yannick Aellen in 2011, and supported by Engagement Migros since 2012, is going to celebrate its 10th edition.
For five years, Mode Suisse has been providing a full overview of how the most significant contemporary Swiss fashion designers are developing. Well-known labels such as enSoie, Julian Zigerli, Adrian Reber and huber egloff are going to meet with ambitious newcomers such as Julia Seemann and YVY.
For its anniversary edition, Mode Suisse is returning to Puls 5, the former foundry building in Zurich-West on September 5.
Apart from its sélection officielle featuring BLANK ETIQUETTE by Tosca Wyss, Claudia Zuber, IAHAI, LYN Lingerie and Steinrohner, among others, Edition 10 will be supplemented by a show entitled L’autre Regard, a combination of collections by HEAD – Genève, labels DYL, Lida Noba, Mourjjan and more to come.
And there is yet another treat Mode Suisse is holding in store: While access so far was limited to an audience of invited experts only, the fashion shows are now opening to interested parties without professional ties to the industry for the first time. Simply send a quick e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and, with a bit of luck, you will receive a personal invitation.
The Pop-up store, launched successfully at the previous edition, will again present the latest collections of Mode Suisse designers: It is at legendary Vestibule, St. Peterstrasse 20, Zurich, that the desirable ready-to-wear will this season be available for sale.
How significant Mode Suisse has come to be is also reflected by the composition of the sélection officielle jury that apart from Swiss fashion professionals such as Silvia Binggeli, Christina Duss, Sabina Hanselmann-Diethelm, Jeroen van Rooijen and Claudia Desax, also includes international names, i.e. Anders Sølvsten Thomsen and Robb Young.
Photobastei at Sihlquai Zurich will host some of Mode Suisse's exciting supporting programme, amongst others featuring Fashion For Everyone, a photo and video project by Christa de Carouge, Julian Zigerli, Jonas Hegi, Werkheim Uster, Yannick Aellen and others. Full information on the vernissage, auctions, the third Mode Suisse talks/workshops and the entire supporting programme to be announced shortly.
Mode Suisse receives generous support from Engagement Migros, a development fund of the Migros Group, as well as ZSIG – The Zurich Silk Association. On occasion of Edition 10, the second T-shirt of the Les Archives au Goût du Jour series will be presented in co-operation with ZSIG. This time around, the T-shirt will be designed by Julian Zigerli, whose recent fashion week activities in Paris and Berlin have been supported by Patronat Mode Suisse for the fourth time.
Swiss Textiles again appears as a partner this season: enSoie, huber egloff, Claudia Zuber and Tosca Wyss have each received a voucher in the amount of CHF 2,500 for exclusive fabrics from the range of products of Swiss Textiles member companies. The pieces created out of the fabrics will be presented at Mode Suisse.
Further partners are Pro Helvetia as well as creative zürich/Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit Kanton Zürich – Standortförderung. Our show partners are M.A.C Cosmetics and Le Bal des Créateurs with Redken, while Mercedes-Benz Switzerland has recently joined Mode Suisse as official car supplier.
For further information on Mode Suisse 10, go to www.modesuisse.com
MARK BAIGENT launches his new collection „S C U M“. It´s a dedication to everyone who is not part of the system, for everyone, who feels misplaced, for those who want to break out of stereotypes and norms“, the designer states.
The collection was developed during Mark´s stay in Indonesia and is produced with a local fair production on the island of Bali. All fabrics and materials are sourced from Indonesia keeping the production as local as possible.
„The collection stands for the lost, the weird, the different, the black sheep and the ´scum´of modern society. Stand up and be proud of who you are.“
And yes, this is a message.
photos: Aji Joe Imagenes, model: Tina Waerdahl, location: Elgin Avenue 82
London Collections Men opened the fashion week season on january 8th with 65 designers presenting their new collections on the runway and 65 designers showing in the Designer Showrooms.
For the first time this season, the Designer Showrooms were located under one roof at Victoria House, housing Ready-to-Wear and Accessories, alongside a British Fashion Council Show Space.
fashion in motion collected the most inspiring stuff on the runway and backstage. Enjoy and head open minded to autumn/winter 2016.
Von 8. bis 12. Januar 2016 zeigt sich die photo16 mit über 150 teilnehmenden Schweizer Fotografen und 26.000 erwarteten Besuchern als eine der wichtigsten europäischen Werkschauen für Fotografie in der Maag Halle in Zürich auf rund 4.000 Quadratmetern. Adrian Ehrat, Mel Sinha und Iouri Podladtchikov bilden dabei das neue Kuratorenteam.
Die photo16 will Impulsgeberin der Branche sein und neue Talente präsentieren. Den Kern der Werkschau bilden daher aktuelle Arbeiten und Vorträge internationaler Referenten im photoFORUM. Gleichzeitig wählt die Swiss Photo Academy zum zweiten Mal den „Fotografen des Jahres“. Als Sonderausstellung zeigt die photo16 die Werke der Sieger des Hasselblad Masters Award 2016.
photo16 – Werkschau für Fotografie der Schweiz
8. bis 12. Januar 2016
Photography is the medium of the present day. Never before in the history of mankind have so many moments been captured, never before has human perception been marked as strongly as today by images. With the broadly conceived exhibition Fascination Photography the Essl Museum dedicates itself to the magic of this medium. On display are works by some of the most significant photographers alive and interesting new discoveries.
"What is so fascinating about photography? I would like to give a very personal answer to this question and in associative thematic spaces introduce works by photographers that explore nature and people, society and architecture and thus reveal their perspective on the human and a globalised world"
, says the exhibition curator Günther Oberhollenzer.
The artistic use of the camera started as early as in the 19th century, when the first cameras were introduced. For a long time the artistic value of photography remained controversial,
and it was reduced to its merely documentary or also utilitarian character. Meanwhile, through the emergence of the mass media, the advancing digitalisation and the thus extended artistic practices, much has changed in art reception, and so photography today is without doubt part of the essential media in visual art.
The works in the exhibition Fascination Photography represent a broad range of themes and invite a discussion on current social developments such as the leisure industry and urban development. The most varied photographic working methods – here the range extends from digitally manipulated images by Andreas Gursky to documentary and social-critical approaches by Ricarda Roggan or Tal Adler – also provide impressively evidence, however, of how much photography is also a visual and sensual experience. Thus the exhibits facilitate extraordinary dialogues between very different artistic positions.
Curator Günther Oberhollenzer presents works that address people’s view of nature: photographs with wild, untamed nature are contrasted with images in which human intervention in the landscape is seen from a critical angle. At least since Facebook and the “selfie” cult, photographic portraits have been omnipresent. Pictures in austere passport photo aesthetics meet pathetically charged subjects, children’s photos and photos of young lovers encounter a work series that depicts the beauty of age. In addition, photo works from South Africa to Iran and Israel are on display in which the focus is on cultural identity and the social surroundings of those represented. Architecture is always charged with history. Clerical interiors and museum spaces are in a dialogue with communist assembly rooms, staged artist’s studios and digitally manipulated interiors.
Ultimately, the photo motif is dissolved. In this context, Oberhollenzer, for example, shows a series of works by the artist Mike Kelley, who died in 2012. In this the contours become blurred and the landscape vanishes in the darkness.
On show are artworks by
Tal Adler,Judy Dater, Thomas Demand, Elger Esser, Günther Förg, Dorothee Golz, Andreas Gursky, Hai Bo, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Ayesha Kapur, Mike Kelley, Kund Kopacz, Marie Luise Lebschik, Ken Lum, David Lurie, Jumana Manna, Miao Xiaochun, Mu Chen, Muntean / Rosenblum, Shirin Neshat, Walter Niedermayr, Lucia Papčo, Nina Pohl, Lisl Ponger, Lois Renner, Bettina Rheims and Serge Bramly, Ricarda Roggan, Thomas Ruff, Eva Schlegel, Shao Yinong, John Silvis, Ana Sluga, Melanie Smith, Thomas Struth and Massimo Vitali. All the works are part of the Essl Collection.
13.11.2015 – 31.01.2016
ESSL MUSEUM – CONTEMPORARY ART
An der Donau-Au 1
3400 Klosterneuburg / Vienna, Austria
+43 (0)2243 370 50 150
TUE – SUN 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
WED 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.