Although The Beautiful People—Fashion Video Festival Hungary took place in November, word only ﬁltered out to some media outside the country some weeks later through participants.
The festival was held at the Museum Ludwig, the contemporary art museum in Budapest. It was founded by stylist Sophie Baksa and fashion designer Dora Abodi, who has been covered in our pages before.
Participating artists included Wing Shya, Marisa Crawford, Zena Holloway, Filep Motwary, Tess Feuilhade, Andrew Kuykendall, Kathryn Ferguson, Andreas Waldschuetz, Jason Last and Jamie Rubiano.
Four installations were sponsored by the festival, including Spacescan by Bence Adam Kiss, with a three-dimensional lookbook; Flounce Bounce by the same artist, featuring a UV-sensitive wall; Live My Shoot by Janos Visnyovszky, a real-time video installation; and Fashion Dolls by Miss KK, comprising four big paper installations with designer clothes on paper dolls, using faces of models and celebrities.
The jury included Ferguson and Waldshuetz, with 26 of the 38 entries shown in the contest. The festival concluded at an awards’ gala at the Merlin Theatre, Budapest.
First place: Opposites Do Attract, by Mate Moro and Noémi Varga
Second place: Exoskeleton, by Dora Mojzes, Viszlay Mark and David Vigh
Third place: The Muse, by Zoltan Tombor
Estée Lauder Prize: Barbara, by Vince Barati
Maybelline Prize: Phase Dress, by Gyöngyi Vörös and Illés István
Fashiondays.hu Prize: Time to Change, by Judy Dudas and Bálint Trunkó