Remember our heads-up a few months back about the Ministry of Public Administration-organized fashion design contest? We can now announce the winner. And the losers. Among which is likely to be you.
We suspected that the hot new look at a fashion competition sponsored by a government full of frumpy, fag-hating nationalists would have something old about it, and girlfriend, were we ever right! Top honors at Saturday’s Gombold újra (“Re-think/re-button! Magyar is the Mode!”) finals went to Renata Gyöngyösi, for what the Wall Street Journal diplomatically called a “Metallic-Folklore collection, which combined stylized folk patterns, shapes and underskirts with a metallic-rock feel.” Some of these are pictured up top. Below that is, er, something else.
We hope you enjoy the clothes. Especially if pay taxes in Hungary, in which case you’ve already bought the whole collection – at full price, and with no returns or exchanges.