festival for fashion & photography
It has been the main incentive for the team led by Ulrike Tschabitzer-Handler and Andreas Oberkanins in creating this festival to present the international potential of the native fashion industry to an interested audience.
During the first few years of their support activities, the cellar space of Unit F büro für mode was the setting of these small but exquisite presentations for a selected audience.
Since 2002 a continuous development has taken place and the presentation platform has grown at a rapid pace: the invitation-only gala at the Wien Museum became the Austrian Fashion Week which in the three years to follow took place at KUNSTHALLE Wien and at other selected venues in Vienna. Through this development a constantly growing audience could be made enthusiastic and passionate about fashion and Austrian fashion design.
Unit F büro für mode
Unit F, the association for contemporary Austrian Fashion, was founded in 2000 with the aim to grant financial support to designers who have the potential to establish themselves in the international market.