Winners of KONTAKT. Fashion Award by Erste Bank
The Hungarian fashion label USE unused was established in 2006 and has its origins at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest where three fashion students started a design collaboration three years earlier. The label started off with a womenswear line but has since expanded into accessories and eyewear. The main aim of USE unused is to create a worldwide known Hungarian fashion label that is successful, but still carries the Hungarian flavor rather than being a globalised mass product. And their success proves them right: many international recognitions, among them being awarded to be among the 10 best designers during Tokyo International Fashion Fair 2007. The labels collections are aimed at modern cosmopolitan women and fascinate the beholder with their timeless elegance. Besides Hungary, the brand is currently present in the US and Japan.
This years winners were selected at the recommendation of an international board of fashion experts.