More Views of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Show – Annabelle Award

Some more views of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Show at Schiffbau this week… The following photos are from the “Homage to Youth” – the Young Designers Collection and from designs by Barabara Bui and Claudia Zuber, Laend Phuengkit and van Bery.  There were five young Swiss designers competing for the Annabelle Award to study fashion in Paris and the award was presented by Paul Mitchell to Julia Winkler.

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This Weekend in Zurich: Food + Wine + Cars + Fashion + Art + Festivals

Food: Slow Food Market in Oerlikon: From the 9th – 11th November there is the Slow Food Market at the Messe in Oerlikon.  A not-to-miss event for all foodies and gourmets! This event focuses on the provenance of high quality food  – what we eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how the food we choose impacts the rest of the world.The antithesis of fast food embodied by its logo of the snail. For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Wine: Expovina: All 12 wine boats are moored just off Burkliplatz waiting for your visit. To join in the fun and taste wine on the lake, check out our post (in English) here or click on the website (in German). The boats are here till the 15th November.

Expovina 2012

 

 

 

 

Cars: Zurich Car Show: The Zurich Car Show is at the Messe in Oerlikon from 8th – 11th November. For more information  and the programme (in German) click here or click here or scroll down for our previous post in English detailing the ticket prices and opening hours.

Zurich Car Show

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion: Mercedes Benz Fashion Days: Mercedes Benz fashion show continues at Schiffbau on Saturday and on Sunday for it’s final night. For more information click here or to  read our previous article click here.

Art: Zurich Kunst 12: KUNST 12 ZÜRICH is a contemporary visual art fair showcasing 80 international galleries. Over the past 17 years this art fair has grown into an important meeting point for collectors, gallery owners, curators, artists and art-lovers. The exhibition takes place in the old factory buildings behind Oerlikon railway station.  For more information please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Art: Swiss National Museum Exhibition Exhibition “Capital” – the Merchants in Venice and Amsterdam The exhibition tells the story of the origins of our contemporary economic system, capitalism, in the historic maritime republic of Venice and during the “Golden Age” of Amsterdam – Venice from the 13th century and Amsterdam in the 17th century. Both cities played a key role in the economic and social development of the West. Merchants and traders invented new forms of finance, credit and commerce which we still use today. For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival: International Short Film Festival Winterthur: The16th edition of the International Short Film Festival will take place from 6th to 11th November in Winterthur, just 20 mins from Zurich by train. For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

And for something different a Swiss festival in Richterswil:-

The Raeblilichtumzug in Richterswil: This takes place not far from Zurich in the town of Richterswil on Saturday 10th November starting from around 3pm.  There are special boats along the lake to get to get there in time and it all makes for a great spectacle as the whole town is lit up by “turnip lanterns”.For more information click here to read our previous post.

Raeblilichtumzug Richterswil


Mercedes Benz Fashion Days Zurich: Lauren Hutton, MGSM, Marco de Vincenzo, Mila Schön, Angelos Bratis, Laurel and Pegasus


Mercedes Benz Fashion Shows, Schiffbau, Zurich

Last night’s fashion show for the “Mercedes Benz Fashion Days took place at Schiffbau in Zurich. It  featured designs from MSGM di Massimo Giorgetti, Marco de Vincenzo, Mila Schön, Angelos Bratis as well as Laurel.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Show 2012 Zurich

Mercedes Benz Fashion Show Zurich

Mercedes Benz Fashion Show Zurich

Mercedes Benz Fashion Show Zurich

Lauren Hutton, the American model and actress was present as one of the VIPs in the audience and was interviewed during the show looking fabulous and radiant, telling everyone that her looks were down to the “good men” in her life!

Lauren Hutton, Mercedes Benz Fashion Days, © NewinZurich.com

Elisabeth Schwaiger, who has been Head of Design for Laurel since 1995, was also present acknowledging the rapturous applause for the beautiful designs she was showing – simple, elegant and beautifully crafted.

Elisabeth Schwaiger, Head of Design for Laurel, Mercedes benz Fashion Days 2012, Zurich

Dress by Laurel, Laurel, Mercedes benz Fashion Days 2012, Schiffbau

Elizabeth Schwaiger also posed with the 16 year old British soul singer and TV presenter Dionne Bromfield.

Dionne Bromfield and Elisabeth Schwaiger at MB Fashion Days Zurich

MSGM di Massimo Giorgetti was first to show his designs, followed by Marco de Vincenzo and then Angelos Bratis who said that his inspiration amongst other things came from the Indie music he listened to.  Mila Schön siad that her designs emphaised the femininity of women and featured many flowing designs with eye catching pattern and pretty colours.

Musical entertainment was provided by the Swiss band Pegasus from Biel who performed three of their numbers to an enthusiastic audience.  A great band, they sang in English and seemed a very friendly bunch as they mingled with the crowd at the after the show.

Pegasus, Mercedes Benz Fashion Days 2012, Schiffbau, NewInZurich

Here is a slideshow with some of the highlights.

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The Mercedes Benz Fashion Days runs for three more days at Schiffbau in Zurich – for more information click here.

Fashion in Zurich – Mode Suisse 2012 & Mercedes Benz Fashion Days

In the next couple of weeks or so there are two fashion events taking place in Zurich. The first, Mode Suisse is on this Friday, October 19th and the second, Mercedes Benz Fashion Days (formerly Charles Vogele) takes place over four days on the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th November.Mode Suisse is known for show casing and selling selected Swiss fashion – young and established – in a smart, simple yet elegant way. The event is aimed at professionals in the fashion industry but also to everyone who simply loves fashion.

Mode Suisse takes place twice a year (Spring & Autumn) in both Geneva and Zurich. After the event in Geneva last week, Mode Suisse will be in Zurich on 19th October at the Kunsthaus Zurich Auditorium and Villa Tobler.  From 3pm – 11.30 on Friday it will be open to the public. For more information and to see the list of designers please click here.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Days Zurich is where national and international designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Julien Macdonald, Missoni, Alexander Wang and many more show their collections and it takes place from 7th – 10th November at Schiffbau in Zurich.

On Wednesday 7th November there is the opening night, “An Homage to Design and Desire” featuring desgigners including MSGM di Massimo Giorgetti, Marco de Vincenzo, Mila Schon, Angela Bratos and music by Pegasus. The Thursday show “An Homage to Youth” features the 9th Anabelle Award with runways shows from Claudia Zuber, Laend Phuengit, van Berry, Barbara Bui.  Friday 9th November focuses on Swiss Designers “An Homage to Diversity” with KAZU, Portenier Roth, Marc Stone, LBD white and Javier Reyes. The closing night, 10th November, “An Homage to Glamour and Nightlife” features Dawid Tomaszweski, Arzu Kaprol, DIMITRI, Charlotte Ronson and music by Kyla La Grange. For more information and to buy tickets (available from 10am Monday 22nd October) click here.

Photos: © Mode Suisse and © Mercedes Benz