In January 2023, the Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency set up the Advisory Board to support the BCEFW event. The primary objective of the Advisory Board is to improve the functioning and attractiveness of the fashion sector in Central and Eastern Europe, to develop a more efficient support system focusing on domestic and regional designers and young talents, and to discuss current issues affecting the fashion industry, taking into account various sustainability and technological aspects. To achieve all these objectives, the Advisory Board has invited prominent, internationally recognised industry players such as the co-founder of a globally renowned Hungarian brand, the commercial director of an online premium brand store, the head of the fashion department of a luxury chain, and the editor-in-chief of the Eastern European edition of an international fashion magazine.
E-commerce Director, Marketing Director
People are her inspiration and work is her passion. An always smiling optimist and leader, who motivates her colleagues with her energy and knowledge every day.
Aleksandra is responsible for the development and expansion of MODIVO in 16 European markets, for the creation and implementation of a marketing strategy, loyalty program and mobile app in all markets, as well as for communicating with, expanding and leading the MODIVO team. Aleksandra sets the direction for the development of the brand's mission, vision and identity.
She has three primary loves: the first is her daughter Matylda, who gives her reasons to be proud every day; the second is people, who are the greatest inspiration for her; and third is numbers - she loves to compile, compare and draw conclusions from them.
Co-founder, CEO - Nanushka
Founder, CEO - Vanguards
Vanguards specializes in investing in leading brands operating in the ‘New Luxury’ space. To date, the group has invested in three reputable new luxury brands. Starting with Nanushka, Vanguards has gone on to take a majority stake in womenswear label AERON, followed by another majority investment in experimental Milanese brand SUNNEI. Today, the group has offices in London, New York, Budapest and Milan.
Prior to establishing Vanguards, Baldaszti joined Nanushka as Co-owner and CEO in 2016 — joining his longtime partner Sandra Sandor — after which he grew the company from 1 million euros to 50 million in 5 years.
Baldaszti was born and raised in Szekesfehervar, and currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. As a serial entrepreneur, he founded his first company during his university years. After exiting the business, he ventured into the hospitality and creative industries.
Violetta Fedorova is a fashion journalist with 10 years of experience, of which six she manages the digital editorial office of the Ukrainian Vogue. She is also engaged in communication consulting for brands and supervises the fashion course at the Kyiv Academy of Media Arts