There are many things I consider as inspiring about living in a big city. When I moved to Vienna I was nearly overwhelmed by the many opportunities this city has to offer. Be it in daily life, in cultural activities or in shopping.
But what I always loved most about strolling through Vienna was discovering new things. As a designer I constantly searched and found inspiration in interesting architecture, hidden corners and courtyards and – last but not least – street art, the fusion of architecture, urban culture and colourful art and designs.
In today’s blogpost I show you a well-known place for street art exhibitions and my first street style outfit.
MQ Street Art Passage
One of many different themed passageways in the MuseumsQuartier Vienna is the “Street Art Passage”, a public space exhibition venue, that builds the bridge between the MQ and the Spittelberg area. With its alternating exhibition programmes the site remains under constant change and is definitely worth a visit time and time again.
Street Art and Fashion
Mixing high and low culture – couture and street art – is not a new phenomenon. In the early 2000s Louis Vuitton started a collaboration with graffiti artist Stephen Sprouse. Many others like Roberto Cavalli and Moschino followed. Last year the trend of combining graffiti with fashion was revived by the GucciGhost collection. Gucci even goes a step further in 2017 and brings fashion and art together on the walls of Lafayette Street in New York.
The background of my first outfit post
Austrian blogger Who is Mocca calls for a monthly fashion challenge – February’s theme: Hoodies. Challenge Accepted.
I used to wear hoodies a lot when I was about 18. But someday I stopped doing so. Maybe I thought hiding my hoodies in the back of my closet felt more like growing up.
Nevertheless, there still are some “moth attracting” hooded sweaters to be found in my stock of clothes 😉 The one I show you in today’s street style is one of the oldest garments I own and is inspired by street art as well. So I revived two trends in one fashion challenge. Maybe I will even get used to wearing hoodies in public again.
Outfit: Hoodie “Dirty Harry” – Iron Fist (Vintage); destroyed dark gray sweater – Divided by H&M; white longshirt – H&M; leggings – DIY; silver backpack – H&M; white sneakers – Zara;
P.S.: Thanks to Nikolina for taking the pictures 🙂