Well, I was so taken by Austria and Germany (particularly the traditional fashion) that I've jumped on an opportunity to make a return trip. Soon. Like in two days. I'll be spending half my time in Vienna and then heading to Munich.
I went to Vienna this summer on my Europe trip with my mom, for about 12 hours. Obviously it struck a chord! I got to do a quick walking tour, visit Schönbrunn Palace, and go to a Mozart concert. It just gave me a taste, and I'm going back to see things that are more personal to my interests. And this will be my first time in Munich.
One of my primary purposes is to do fashion and fabric research, and I want to see all the dirndls I possibly can. Obviously I will be visiting the boutiques of some of my favorite designers like Lena Hoschek, Julia Trentini, and Noh Nee. I'll visit some traditional houses like Gössl, and stare inside the dirndls to better understand the boning and construction.
|Lena Hosheck store in Vienna|
|Gown at the Sisi Museum|
I'd really love some recommendations beyond all this, readers. Fabric stores, vintage shops, interesting designer boutiques, shoe stores, restaurants, museums, sights, etc! Please share your favorite inspiring places in Vienna and Munich.