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#11 HUNGARY

DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER LUU ANH TUAN’S HUNGARY IN THE ELEVENTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Carol Sachs

ON THE ELEVENTH STOP IN OUR TUDOR STYLE FILE WORLD TOUR WE SOAK UP THE POST-COMMUNIST SPIRIT OF THIS CENTRAL EUROPEAN COUNTRY THROUGH THE EYES OF A BUDAPEST-BASED VIETNAMESE FASHION DESIGNER

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Andy Barter

FASHION DESIGNER LUU ANH TUAN’S BEST ADDRESSES

Luu takes us round his favourite spots: have coffee in new-Renaissance surroundings, take a dip in the city’s renowned thermal baths and visit hermit houses carved into a rock face.

Párizsi Áruház

20 MIN

Anh Tuan’s favourite bookshop café is on the top floor of the Párizsi Áruház, an impressive secession period building, in a neo-Renaissance room designed by Károly Lotz, the 19th-century fresco painter, who made a stunning artwork of the ceiling.

1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 39

Török Bankház

30 MIN

Anh Tuan lists the old Török Bankház as his favourite building. It was built in 1903, designed by Ármin Hegedűs and Henrik Böhm.

Szervita tér 3

Buda Castle

1 HR

The Buda Castle quarter packs in an incredible variety of historical buildings – from the floridly gothic Matthias Church, to the neo-gothic, neo-Romanesque Fishermen’s Bastion to the castle itself, a panoply of architectural styles and home to the Hungarian National Gallery.

1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2

www.mng.hu

Széchenyi Bath and Spa

AFTERNOON

After a walk through the vast green space of Városliget, one of the world’s first public parks, Anh Tuan suggests a long soak at the Széchenyi Bath and Spa. ‘The outside thermal pools are best enjoyed during the winter with the neo-baroque building offering a fantastic view as you bathe,’ he says.

1146 Budapest, Állatkerti körút 11

www.szechenyibath.com

Sandokan Lisboa Solingbar

EVENING

Anh Tuan’s favourite drinking spot in Budapest, it features a live DJ and brings in food orders from the nearby Balettcipo bistro. ‘The two venues have a special symbiotic arrangement and a unique atmosphere,’ he says.

1065 Budapest, Hajos utca 14

www.balettcipo.hu

VIETNAMESE DESIGNER LUU ANH TUAN HAS MADE A MUSE OF HIS ADOPTED HOMELAND

Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, but a resident of Budapest for more than 20 years, fashion and accessories designer Luu Anh Tuan has a unique take on Hungarian culture. His parents, both diplomats, were posted to Budapest just after Hungary’s regime change in 1989, fell in love with the city and never went home. ‘Budapest was and is a very inspiring place to be,’ says Luu. ‘I love the rhythm and energy of the city.’ He recommends Budapest’s spicy salami, the masterpiece of secession art nouveau that is the Török Bankház (Turkish Bank House), the cult Hungarian mineral skincare brand Omorovicza and pálinka, a fiery Hungarian fruit brandy.

Luu believes that, style-wise, his architecturally eclectic home town is divided into two distinct generational tribes. ‘The older generation had to find their look during the communist era, when choices were very limited. Some of them still wear clothes from that era or from even further back to the styles of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy!’ Budapest’s youth, meanwhile, tend to follow more international trends. ‘People are trying to process the past and use fashion to express themselves,’ says Luu.

Luu studied at Budapest’s Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and then at the London College of Fashion. He set up his Anh Tuan label six years ago and his ethically aware collections, which use only natural materials, are now shown at fashion weeks in London, New York, Prague, Zagreb and Tokyo.

‘When I decided to be a designer, I wanted to do something special, experimenting with form, structure and surface. I put a great emphasis on combining traditional methods with modern technologies,’ he says.

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#12 UK

DISCOVER FASHION DESIGNER CHARLIE CASELY-HAYFORD’S UK IN THE TWELFTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Leon Chew

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THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

Explore the Tudor and Wallpaper* Magazine Style File Series on iPad®, a world tour showcasing local talent and the smart places to visit.

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#01 FRANCE

Even seasoned travellers welcome the insight of the right sort of local, a gently guiding hand in new territories or a fresh take on the familiar. With this in mind, we’ve put together a series of Style Files, country-specific, cliché-dodging dossiers and in-the-field notes for the contemporary explorer who really knows where they are going.

Discover designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance’s France in the first edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Andy Barter

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#02 AUSTRALIA

Discover Architects Anthony Burke and Gerard Reinmuth’s Australia in the second edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Jordan Graham

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#03 CHINA

Discover Fashion designer Masha Ma’s China in the third edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Alexandre Guirkinger

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#04 BRAZIL

Discover architect Juan Pablo Rosenberg’s Brazil in the fourth edition of the Wallpaper* and Tudor watches Style File series

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Vava Ribeiro

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#05 SWEDEN

DISCOVER DESIGNER SUSANNA WÅHLIN’S SWEDEN IN THE FIFTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Elisabeth Toll

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#06 GERMANY

DISCOVER PERFUMER GEZA SCHOEN’S GERMANY IN THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Noshe

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#08 SWITZERLAND

DISCOVER ARCHITECTS BÉNÉDICTE MONTANT AND CARMELO STENDARDO’S SWITZERLAND IN THE EIGHTH EDITION OF WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Daniel Stier

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#09 JAPAN

DISCOVER HAT MAKER GRIS UCHIYAMA’S JAPAN IN THE NINTH EDITION OF WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Takashi Osato

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#10 USA

DISCOVER GALLERISTS STEVE PULIMOOD AND PAYAL PAREKH’S USA IN THE TENTH EDITION OF THE WALLPAPER* AND TUDOR WATCHES STYLE FILE SERIES

As seen in Wallpaper*,
Photographer Jeremy Liebman