Budapest hosted the III. Central European Fashion week over the weekend, a bi-annual event which is Hungary's strongest bid to become a regional fashion center.
Organized by the state-owned Hungarian Fashion and Design Agency (MDDÜ), this year the event showcased 50 regional labels.
MDDÜ managing director Zsófia Bata-Jakab said this was more than just a fashion show, as the agency also has a strong focus on the education and mentoring of young designers as well as developing local production capacities.
This year's event has also been centered around creating a more sustainable fashion industry and dealing with the labor shortage that has hit the regional - and particularly the Hungarian - industry in the past few years.