George Styler [Interview]: A Network of Inspiration


It’s such a delight to see a designer progress in their artistry, especially when you’ve admired their work in the very beginning stages. You may remember Belgrade-based designer, George Styler from my exclusive interview here, about his previous collection, Captivity. Since then, his work has taken a global tour all on its own, including the celebrated bird dress being praised in numerous style shots and high-fashion glossies. 

The designer recently presented a new collection at Belgrade Fashion Week. This time he showcased his autumn/winter 2014-15 line entitled, NetWork. After catching up with the designer, I thought that I would do a follow-up on the progression of his work and share it with you.

A sort of avant-garde fairytale, examining similarities in human connection is how you could describe NetWork. The Inspiration behind the line fused the concept of the general relationship with people, society, and cultures. “In this collection, I turned to the modern society individual that lives in a virtual [world] not the real world. I wanted to present how much we are connected, and to hint at the negative sides of the modern way of living where we face a total communication breakdown,” Styler said. 

“ the individual resembles a fish trapped in the net or the fish swimming in the everyday routines, unconscious of the beauty in which it should live and create.”

At first glance, you can see a vast amount of cultural references, including influence from Africa, amongst others. But, it’s the intertwining of elements that’s such a vital part of the collection, as well as the interpretation of diverse networks and association between people. 

Other essentials such as coins and handmade decorations are also used for symbolism. Styler took beads and coins from national costumes (resembling scales) to create imagery that exhibited natural wealth. Leading resources in the collection consist of knitting with 3D materials and modern techniques of printing—thus, “creating a parallel between the past and the future, posh and alternative, orient and west, land and water,” Styler said.

What do you think of Styler’s new collection?

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(Above) Photo Vesna Jovanovic, Hair: Ucha Hair 
Other photos: Courtesy of George Styler, edited by ladyofashion

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  1. Non Sono Denise11 November

    I really love the first dress

    a maxi sweatshirt on

  2. francesca r11 November

    Fors sure I've never seen something similar, I like creativity so i love this collection!

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  3. I love these fun, exotic styles! I am now your new follower :) come check out my blog and follow back?! XOXO-M

  4. Giusy Manzella11 November

    Great inspirations!

  5. MISPAPELICOS11 November

    I love everything that breaks the rules, so I like it.

  6. Wow, these looks are amazingly ornate and I like the exotic feel to it. I hope you have an inspiring week ahead doll!

  7. This dresses are absolutely incredible, love them so much!



  8. KizzyDoll11 November

    I love the use of different materials and colours all together, so moving really, you just have to stare. Love these last photos, that is so fantastic. I hope you have a gorgeous week doll x

  9. Wow the collection looks amazing. Very unique. The first two looks are my favorites. Wouldn't mind to have them in my closet.

    Have a happy Monday Madison.

    xx Mira

  10. This is certainly uniuque and such a creative use of different textures and materials such as the coins. The colours are so rich too and I imagine the last two designs must have taken quite sometime to create.

  11. Well, at first sigh what impresses me is the inspiration of the collection. It is really interesting how he connected the two worlds, virtual and real, through it and the way he showed the different connections between people. A masterpiece! Kisses Madison, have a great week ahead! xo

  12. Erika Sorocco11 November

    Ooh, this is a collection that I'm absolutely obsessing over. It has a bit of a McQueen twist to it that I love!!


  13. Anonymous11 November

    He's an artist! Very beautiful creations; you can tell that he's a man with a vision.

  14. They're beautiful! I love the headpieces and that holographic dress is charming. It's nice to see people succeed. Especially watching them from the beginning.

  15. Using the coins is all kinds of brilliant. I like how this collection looks, Madison. Thanks for bringing him to my attention. There's something very McQueen-like with his work.:)


  17. This collection as well as the concept behind it are so creative and well executed. The cultural references are just beautifully done.

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  18. love this post gosh

  19. I must say, although I'm not sure I would find these styles particularly wearable in real life, the collection has an undeniable appeal on the runway. And the last two photos are breathtaking - I love the ethnic-inspired styles showcasted in them.

  20. First I am stunned by the air and makeup!
    The collection is extraordinaire too, he sure know what he is doing.

  21. MOSAMUSE12 November

    really cool. love the head pieces

  22. Genius work. Isn't it always a heartfelt pleasure to see someone grow before your eyes and see their dream become a huge reality. Beautiful post.

    Lovely blog :)

  23. One word,AWESOME!

  24. Sharon___StyleChameleon12 November

    Very cool!


  25. chicncheapliving12 November

    Wow, how cool@ There is a lot of attention to detail here that may be a bit much for everyday, but shows a true flair!


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  26. Stylish ByNature12 November

    Love this collection ! Looks wonderful :)

    New post up...

  27. Madara Lieciniece12 November

    Wow I am totally amazed by all of those garments and accessories! The look like gorgeous pieces of art & it looks like a lot of effort has gone into making them!
    Thank you for this beautiful post! :)

  28. Dressed with soul12 November

    Liebe Madison, mir gefällt die Verschmelzung der verschiedenen Kulturen und das farbenfrohe dieser Kollektion sehr gut! Vielen Dank, dass Du sie hier zeigst, sie ist nämlich wirklich etwas ganz besonderes <3

    Ich wünsche Dir noch eine glückliche Woche!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  29. I agree, and can see a slight of McQueen artful inspiration here. Thanks for your comment. xx

  30. Thanks for reading Sam! :-)

  31. Thank you for your comment! Yes, he has such a marvellous design aesthetic. So glad that you were able to read the post. :) /Madison

  32. Yes, I thought that coin touch was brilliant! It reminded me of costumes that I used to see and work on growing up. Thanks for your comment miss b. Have a great week.

  33. I agree, the attention to detail is what catches my eye in his work primarily. :) xo

  34. Yes, these are definitely for the bold and daring, but especially wonderful for runway. Thanks for your comment Cee. Enjoy the rest of the week!

  35. Exactly, haha. Thanks for your comment dear. xx.

  36. So happy that you also loved the collection. Thanks for sharing your comment Lilli. xx

  37. Thanks for your comment! :-) /Madison

  38. Liebe Rena,
    Ich freue mich schon darauf, mehr Kunst von diesem Designer. Es gibt so viel Inspiration!! Danke fürs Lesen und für Deinen Kommentar.
    Ich wünsche Dir eine schöne Woche! :-)

  39. Oh to Be a Muse13 November

    AMAZING! The embellishments are super gorgeous. Very McQueen like indeed, as Erika pointed out.

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  40. very arty collection :)


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