Meet The New Designers on Budapest Select
Just landed at Budapest Select Concept Store, let us introduce our curated edit of new Hungarian labels. Whether it’s iterating Zen, cruising tropical islands, or touring sunny Barcelona, this week we’re listing globetrotting designers. From a minimalist capsule to stunning resortwear, here are the fresh new labels for your summer wardrobe.
The epitome of subtle luxury, NUBU’s minimalist cuts and fresh hues deliver a new-season palette cleanse. Dedicated to using local and regional materials, the conscious collections consist of pared-back staples tailored to ease daily life. NUBU’s pieces echo the designer, Judit Garam, who admits “Even on busy days, we have to find our inner peace, our inner focus.” And with the label’s crisp white shirt dress or lightweight knit top, it’s truly not hard to feel Zen.
Kinga Szantho travelled the globe for 10 years before launching her resortwear label, Borneo in 2014. Named after the Asian island itself, Borneo evokes a carefree life with breezy slip dresses and chic basket bags in hues reminiscent of the ocean and soft golden sand alongshore. Using traditional weaving techniques and plant-based fibers such as bamboo, the label places sustainability at the heart of its operations while showing true appreciation for the rich culture that surrounds us. According to Szantho, “It’s about treasuring what you see and what you like, wherever you are.” Our hunch? Borneo’s pieces will be the most loved items in your summer closet.
After several years of working for an international conglomerate, Valbona Kabo suddenly decided to quit and take one year off to find what she felt was missing from her life. It was while walking the streets of Barcelona that Valbona Kabo discovered a small leather workshop led by Pedro, who would later become her mentor. Mesmerized by the art of leathercraft, she launched her namesake label, Valbona Leather. Joined by her sister, Blerta, the female led family business is all about providing versatility and comfort with bags that you can carry from day to night while ensuring you have everything you need organized neatly.