Anyone who has visited Budapest already knows that we are talking about one of the most spectacular cities in Europe. In addition to having several places considered World Heritage Sites, the city attracts almost five million tourists each year, who are surprised by the uniqueness of its architecture and art. And of course its leisure offer and its incredible ruin pubs. Within the creative range that the Hungarian capital offers us, fashion could not be missing. Budapest Central European Fashion Week has been promoting national and international talent for years, bringing press and buyers from the five continents to discover the value of its participants first-hand and making the city a hive of creativity for several days twice a year.
In this latest edition, the tenth in its history, the organization acknowledges having exceeded its expectations. The work of the Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency (HFDA), an organization founded in 2018 to support every actor in the fashion and design industry in an efficient and structured way, has an effect and translates into very positive results. All this with the indispensable coordination of Zsófia Jakab, CEO of Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency (HFDA); Anita Forintos-Szűcs, deputy CEO; Viktória Tolnai, Marketing and Communications Director, and every one of her team members. From outstanding collections (below we highlight those that have caught our attention the most) to a program of activities and presentations throughout the city. An effective formula that makes fashion not stay in the Museum of Fine Arts, the main venue of the event, moving to different corners of the city.
It is an experience in which the talent of designers, young and established, goes hand in hand with culture, gastronomy and art. And it is that right in the adjoining room of the museum, just ten meters from the stellar location of the shows, an exhibition of the French painter Matisse was hosted. One more sample of the synchrony of different cultural disciplines that Budapest Central European Fashion Week defends. Now it's the designers' turn, so we’re selecting those collections that have pleasantly surprised us the most.