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Dio­ralop .
Andreja Bistricic & Maja Merlic
Croatia

Unit­ed Fash­ion event: Berlin 2019

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 col­ors and pat­terns, which are dig­i­tal­ly print­ed in the UK, using a 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 peo­ple that are uncom­pro­mis­ing, aware and indi­vid­ual. The Croa­t­ian duo met in Zagreb, which lead to the launch of their label.