Flicking through the modern art books in Budapest's Museum of Contemporary Art led me (in a very infantile way, I'm sure) over to a beautiful glossy stack of magazines that looked RIGHT up my street.
The Room is a really lovely magazine which I was so pleased to have seen (i didn't buy as it was nearing the end of the trip and funds were LOW). It's such a great way to see what the fashion scene is like in another country, which, as a tourist, it's quite hard to gauge unless you really know the right places to hang out. I was also seriously impressed with the quality of the content. I'm sure it's very ignorant of me, but I think there's a general assumption that a lot of Eastern Europe is still very behind in lots of ways. i was so so happy to have this proved wrong by interviews with Frida Giannini and Rita Ackerman just in the issue I picked up. There were also some awesome illustrations by Kovàcs Lehel, which I had to share with you.
It's this season's designs (although the issue was a bit old I think) on human bodies with animal heads. Something about the absurdity of the illustrations, together with the pastely colours and ink really struck a chord with me. It's such a simple and almost childlike way of displaying a quite "adult" (but decidedly trivial!) subject matter.