George Styler was born In the Land of Blood and Honey but he has spent most of his life in Belgrade, Serbia where he currently resides. His collection is based in London, UK. He graduated from the College of Textile – Design, Technology and Management, Belgrade with a diploma in apparel and textile design. He started his career at fashion house Todor where he gained knowledge about textiles, design and knitwear, which is his huge love. His fashion combines knitwear with other styles. In 2009, George took part in a charity fashion show at the White Palace hosted by the Serbian Royal Family and Fashion studio “CLICK”. His debut collection was at FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2012 in Netherlands, showcasing a mix of punk, knitwear and Balkan elements. George has won awards for his fashion and was selected to take part in the ‘Ones To Watch’ show at Fashion Scout London – London Fashion Week 2014.
Friedemann Büehler has been working with wood since 1996. He crafts sculptural vessels, bowls and translucent lampshades using a turning technique that is complex and time-consuming, resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces as well as small series objects. He selects his woods carefully, preferring those found in the forests of Hohenlohe. His pieces are usually made of oak, maple, ash, walnut, wild service tree, hornbeam and birch. After selecting the felled trees, he goes to work in the forest using an axe and chainsaw to form rough blanks. The rest of the work is done in his studio. Inspiration comes from other cultures and epochs as well as contemporary ceramics. His work has simple but perfect flowing lines with surfaces that are smooth and finely sanded or rough brushed. His combination of craftsmanship and artistry bring out the unique beauty of the wood in pieces of timeless elegance.
Leona Lengyel is a fashion designer and artist. Her love for art and design started at an early age in Hungary where she was born and raised in a family of jewellers. She creates exquisite luxury hand painted silk scarves under her signature name ‘Léna’. Her scarves are digitally reproduced onto luxurious silk satin and silk chiffon from her hand painted original silk scarves as a way of transforming her paintings into wearable art. “I work in oils, acrylic as well as on silk and find silk painting combines my love of textiles with my love of painting. Each medium has it’s own potential and limitations and I like to choose the medium which I feel will best express the subject I want to paint. I genuinely feel that we are all blessed with unique gifts. The complexity and the small number of limits gives me the ultimate opportunity to express myself through fashion design with painting."