Budapest Fashion Week S/S 19
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is one of prettiest underrated destinations of Eastern Europe. The Danube river bisects Budapest, displaying an unprecedented view of the hilly Buda on one side and a view of Pest on the other side. To enjoy the beautiful sight, it is a must to take a river trip or a scenic stroll along the river.
Facing the Danube, is the Buda Castle which is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest. The architecture is breathtaking; you can purchase the 24h Budacard that includes a castle shuttle to the top of the castle. There’s also multiple art and history museums which is optional.
Budapest Central Market Hall
Besides the Buda Castle, my favourite location is the Great Market Hall. It is the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest. The distinctive architectural features a roof that has a colourful tiling from Pécs. I am always thrilled by local market experiences that offers a bountiful selection of street food and fresh produce (go on an empty stomach, you won’t regret it)!
Budapest Fashion Week
I was excited to have attended my first ever Budapest Fashion Week. Budapest is not yet a fashion capital, but it has many established and emerging designers. Here, I’ve selected three unique labels that I've got my eyes on.
Known as the Unisus, a mystical and powerful creature that resembles a unicorn, Abodi strives to break creative boundaries to create designs that are ultra-contemporary with a unique twist. For Spring Summer '19, the combination of bold animal prints with a juxtapose of bright colour scheme works and is a key highlight of the BCEFW.
NUBU creates timeless pieces with endless possibilities by harmonising sophisticated, modern and clean designs with unique cuts, comfort and function. This is reflected in their SS19 collection. Judit Garam and Adél Kovács played with various geometric shapes that feature asymmetric draping to compliment the classic silhouette used. Powered tones in greyscale colours also dominated the collection.
Nanushka, a Budapest-based label was launched by Sandra Sandor back in 2006. It has since become a cult favourite that adorned the likes of Gigi Hadid and Caroline De Maigret. The SS19 collection includes many staple designs like vegan beige leather pants, paisley-printed dresses and their iconic belt bags in new colours.