L'Officiel Austria

Winter 2021/ English

Wir verbinden zukunftsweisende Details mit luxuriöser Qualität mit einem Stück kultureller Tradition und österreichischer Geschichte.

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Fasten your seatbelts! From alpine fields to a mission that will take us all the way to Mars: the 200 pages of this issue are to be experienced as a stylistic journey through the fashion universe. Included in the package: the exotic destinations and inspiring looks from the current Cruise collections (p. 26 & 30), photo safaris that take us from rough terrain to heavenly spheres (p. 60), a detour into the exclusive world of Haute Joaillerie and Haute Couture (p. 94 & 110) and excursions that range from the metropolises of art all over the world (p. 146) to the glamorous city of Kitzbühel (p. 164). To be visited along the way: interviews with pioneers of Luxury and Lifestyle – from Mugler’s Designer Casey Cadwallader (p. 34) to Sofie…

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HILDE VAN MAS Photographer The Viennese Hilde van Mas proves yet again that photography is also an art. She knows the luxury industry from every angle: after working in the editorial field and a career as a stylist, the creative talent now devotes herself to her true vocation and is constantly in demand as a photographer for prestigious titles like Vogue and renowned clients like Mister Spex. What sets her apart, besides her unique view of the world, is her tireless effort and energy which also went into the cover and editorial of L’Officiel Austria (p. 60). The result is more than worth seeing! FELIPE JUAN-HOFER Art Director A creative mind with precise eyes: Felipe Juan-Hofer, who has been working for L’Officiel Austria, Monaco and Cyprus since autumn, is largely responsible for the…

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blue era

While Daniel Arsham has long been a topic of conversation in the art world, the fashion scene became aware of the 41-year-old’s talent at the latest as a result of his collaboration with Kim Jones for his 2020 Dior Spring/Summer collection. The inspiration for his works of art can be traced back to a childhood trauma: at the age of 12, his family home was destroyed by a hurricane. Since then, the American Designer has concerned himself with transience and ageing processes, which characterise his general aesthetic as well as his latest collaboration with classics of the brand Tiffany & Co. Whether sacrilege or long-overdue innovation – a brilliant marketing coup in any case. You were tasked with reinterpreting two classics – both, the packaging and its contents, that is, the…

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carry your own sound

Who or what informed your decision to pursue life as an artist? Growing up in Saarbrücken in south-west Germany, I had little connection to art, but from kindergarten age onwards the one thing I always enjoyed doing was painting. My other great love is music, initially as a kid listening to my uncle’s record collection – Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, Jacques Brel – and then in my youth discovering the Sex Pistols and later, The Cure. How did you manage to bridge the gap between painting and music? Having studied art in Mainz I moved to Berlin in the mid-1990s and around this time I started thinking about how to integrate music physically into my painting work. The Einstürzende Neubauten song called “Falsch Geld” [Fake Money] perfectly encapsulated what I wanted to say,…

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taste maker

From inside and out: Through its emphasis on well-being and aesthetic, Waterdrop is making a name for itself. In the past, the Vienna-based manufacturer of microdrinks had already partnered with big names such as Viktor & Rolf, and its lifestyle affine designs are a refreshing change to the otherwise dry beverage market. Recently, New-Zealand native Emilia Wickstead, who is based in London, presented her design, which is meant to reflect the positive attitude of her Prêt-à-porter. What is your personal relation to inner well-being? As a fashion designer, I am a firm believer that the right clothing has the power to make you feel confident, strong, and like the best version of yourself. This feeling of empowerment is reflected both inside and out. For me, taking time to switch off after Fashion…

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check, please!

WANDERING IN THE DISTANCE From Athens to Ischia: Traditionally, the destinations of the Resort and Cruise collections are as diverse as the displayed designs. Nevertheless, similarities can be found between the increasingly important intermediate collections, even though the aesthetics are very different. Here, the big winner is the houndstooth pattern, which made a symbolic stopover in its country of origin, Scotland. VERSATILE IN USE The weave pattern is not only ideal for classics like coats and jackets, such as those designed by Antonio Marras, Balenciaga and Monse, it is also admirably suited to Versace’s neon green and pastel yellow business suits à la Clueless. An abstracted version of the pattern in the pop art style can even be found at Louis Vuitton’s in the form of a flowing cape hybrid. CHECK-COUTURE Maria Grazi Chiuri’s take…