Hungarian fashion designers are the focus today. It took a wee bit of browsing, but a press release sent me in the right direction: WAMP. WAMP is a Budapest based design organization and they have quite the directory of designers, fashion and otherwise. Had I chosen Hungary for last week's post, I would've needed this website. Three Hungarian women run the organization and one of them is an active designer under the name Crix. Her designs for accessories incorporate traditional Hungarian costume elements as well as the tradition of Hungarian embroidery. Her fashion lines have less relevance to peasant dress, but they're far more tame than some of the designers I came across on the WAMP site. I rather enjoy conceptual fashion because it brings attention to the architecture and concept of clothes. There is less time spent saying, "Oh, I'd love that" but more time spent saying, "I never though to wear fake fur on my glasses".
There are lots of other interesting designers in Hungary that I liked, but here's a good cross-section of what I found. Visit the WAMP website (beginning of the post) and this website called Cinnia Édua. You can shop for designer duds there or simply browse the selection of the various designers. It's worth a look!