On my last visit to Budapest, I got to meet two of my favorite Hungarian designers, Anna Daubner and Anna Amélie. They share a studio together in a very interesting building where many more emerging designers work, making for a big community of talent to exchange ideas. I wished there was such a community of upcoming designers also in Milan all working under the same roof.
It is always the best experience to visit designer studios and see up close their process, take a peek to the next collection being designed and gossip a little bit about the fashion industry.
Traveling and meeting new designers is a great way to mix work and pleasure. When in Istanbul I met Ezra & Tuba for an impromptu shoot by night, in Merano Dimitri dressed me in a princess gown and in Vienna I visited Lena Hoschek‘s studio.
Wearing dress by Anna Daubner
Dress by Anna Daubner
Bag by Anna Amélie
Meet Budapest designer Anna Daubner
ANNA DAUBNER is an emerging Hungarian women’s wear brand founded by Anna Daubner in 2014. After finishing her degree in fashion design she moved to London for a couple of years to get a new perspective. The Budapest-based label reflects a sense of ethereal grace combined with the courage of playfulness. By creating stories with the language of colors and materials selected meaningfully Anna Daubner offers effortless, wearable garments. Thanks to the special cuts and lines each collection can be recognized as genuine. Creating practical but outstanding garments Anna Daubner combines special features and details to create beautiful fashion that adheres to people who seek authenticity and individuality in the everyday.
Meet Budapest designer Anna Amélie
ANNA AMELIE brand was established in 2011 and created a unique creative showroom space in the heart of Budapest. Anna majored in leather craftsmanship in the textile department from the Moholy-Nagy University Of Art And Design in 2010. Her style and work philosophy came clear early in her student years. Her goal is to emphasize femininity through the harmony of colors and silhouettes. Pure and simple elegance makes her creations unique. The collections showcase the designer’s ideas, by placing the values of the past into the 21st century. Anna Amélie bags are made from the finest quality leathers, completed with unique accessories.