Kicking proceedings off at Copenhagen Fashion Week with aplomb, Budapest-based brand AERON opened the week with their autumn/winter 2023 collection – just one year on from their inaugural fashion show. Showing at Fabrikken for Kunst & Design studio, back-lit by the luminous, futuristic works of Danish artist Marie Nørgaard Nielsen, Aeron’s evident focus for this collection was functional tailoring and self-expressive workwear, with oversized suits and boxy shirting taking the circular centre stage.
Founders Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo are testing a new approach with a “master collection,” and Vanguards Group’s CEO Peter Baldaszti sees international potential. “The year of balance” is what Simone Rizzo expects in 2023 for Sunnei, the hip Italian brand he launched with Loris Messina almost a decade ago. Since Vanguards Group took a majority stake in the company in September 2020, the duo has been gradually scaling up the business.
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Our seasoned investment and business development experts have adopted the same attitude as renowned international private equity and venture capital fund management firms have set and are ready to routinely support their portfolio companies, on a day-to-day operative basis if necessary, thus securing the safety as well as the highest possible return on the funds we manage for our investors. Maintaining close contacts and efficient professional cooperation with the management and the co-owners of our portfolio companies result in real profits for the investments. Positive feedback from both the management and the co-owners of our portfolio companies in recent years have strengthened our belief in the adequacy of this attitude as they have also realised that further to the financing received from us the managerial, strategic and sales support has a great effect on prosperous development of their company, which without doubt falls in the mutual interest of the parties.
GB & Partners is the largest Hungarian independent private equity and venture capital fund management firm in terms of assets under management. GB & Partners was granted a full membership of Invest Europe in 2019, thus becoming the first Hungarian venture capital investment firm to receive that honour.