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photo: Sanja Bistricic model: Tamara Pernar make-up: Ana Rajic hair: Mijo Majhen
About the Designer
DIORALOP is based in Zagreb, Croatia. She studied at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design and graduated in 2009. Her collections are produced in Croatia.
Andreja Bistricic and Maja Merlic are the designers behind the creative label DIORALOP. DIORALOP was recently awarded prestigious the Best young designers Elle Magazine Style Award.
First fashion show was at HTC Cro A Porter - DIORALOP A/W 2012/2013 that has received critical acclaim. The design duo has shown at Cro A Porter every season since.
DIORALOP has made presence at International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week 2012 and CAPSULE fashion fair in Paris.
DIORALOP collections are inspired by Polaroid pictures, which were created through intentional spills of chemicals and their exposure to different temperatures. This technique yields various colours and patterns, which are digitally printed in the UK, using variety of luxurious fabrics. Inspiration is drawn from subcultures, street fashion and issues with an emotional impact. Andreja’s taste for cut and deconstruction perfectly balanced with Maja’s vision of print and textile manipulation. Every season designers like to tell stories in different ways, using ambiguous fabrics, proportion and silhouette. DIORALOP designs are for person that is uncompromising, aware and individual.
The Croatian duo met in Zagreb, which lead to the launch of their label. . Andreja obtained degree at Faculty of Textile and Technology in Zagreb/Croatia. Graduated from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in 2009 specializing in womenswear, whilst expanding knowledge interning at Alexander McQueen studio. Maja is an architect, with strong sense of texture and style. Quirky mirror image word play Polaroid resulted in DIORALOP.