budapest central european fashion week

How Stylist Soki Mak Did Budapest Central Fashion Week

She handed over her camera roll upon landing back in the States.

By: Jodi Taylor

This past weekend, creative director and stylist extraordinaire Soki Mak jetted off to Budapest’s Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Week. Between taking in the shows and fashions, Mak made visits to a few of the city’s must-see attractions.

“This was my first time in Budapest, and I was really impressed by how picturesque it was. There was a real sense of glamour to the city, [and] the entire city [is filled] of characters who are extremely friendly. A really impressive group of fashion faces from the likes of editors of Vogue Hong Kong, Arabia, Ukraine, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, and Diet Prada [were there] covering the event. Around 80100 of us from all over the world attended the Budapest Central European Fashion Week (BCEFW) supporting new and local talent. In between shows, the Hungarian Fashion and Design Agency made sure everyone enjoyed the best things to do in Budapest. This revolved around eating the most delicious food, seeing the iconic architecture, and, of course, trying out the famous baths. [It’s] a city that likes to eat and loves to drink. Your money goes a really long way if you can figure out how to work out how much the currency conversion is!”

“First show of Budapest Central European Fashion Week is designer Nanushka.”

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“Gerbeaud Café, the cutest place for coffee and cakes.”

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“Gerbeaud Café.”

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“Best dressed. Budapest, Hungary.”

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“Gellért Thermal Baths. These baths were featured in Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 5.”

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“Me in Hotel Parisi Udvar, the chicest place to stay in Budapest. [The] building was built in 1817. Wearing Nanushka, boots by Robert Wun, and bag by Esaú Yori.”

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“The New York Café, based inside [the] New York Palace Hotel, was the local to famous writers and poets on its opening in 1894.”

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“Szent István Bazilika [St. Stephen's Basilica], the biggest church in Budapest.”

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Mademoiselle Yulia at the Gellért Thermal Baths.”

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“Me wearing Stine Goya in the amazing interior of the Gellért Thermal Baths.”

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“Buda Castle.”

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“Hungarian Forint.”

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“CHANEL in Budapest.”

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“Interior of the Gellért Thermal Baths.”

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“Gellért Thermal Baths.”

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“Szent István Bazilika.”

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“Yu Masui & Mademoiselle Yulia at BCEFW.”

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“Fashion frow included Diet Prada, Mademoiselle Yulia, Declan Chan, Saori Ohara, and Yu Masui.”

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“My favorite ceilings of the iconic New York Café. The queues here are not a joke; make a reservation.”

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“Best dressed.”

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“Hotel Parisi Udvar.”

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“Strand, a Michelin-star restaurant.”

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