“Only by coming together, by forming a Union, we can vanquish and succeed”
The collection “Sindikat” (srb “Union”) is inspired by Serbian culture and the recent political events in the country. Particular focus is given to the protests by the majority of the population against the EU membership. Throughout the years, political leaders from different countries have exerted pressure on the Serbian leadership, which resulted in the bombing of Yugoslavia by NATO in 1999. Therefore, it can be said that the above-mentioned unfortunate events, to some extent, shaped Serbian modern “street art”. For instance, many buildings in Belgrade are covered with political graffiti and slogans.
My collection is mainly inspired by the brutal architecture of Belgrade, some elements of folk art and political graffiti. My objective was to convey the atmosphere of modern Belgrade in a more nuanced, tranquil format and free sporty style. In contrast to the negativity and controversy that are common to the post-war period and that are regarded as a psychological burden, I aimed to convert the pessimism into positive emotions by getting rid of negativity and anger. I wanted to emphasize the fact that the Serbs managed to move on in spite of a rough time and bitter memories. Nevertheless, the walls will always keep the
memory of the past years. The same goes for the prints that I deliberately created for this collection.