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The Croatian duo met in Zagreb, which lead to the launch of their label.  Andreja obtained a degree at the Faculty of Textile and Technology in Zagreb/Coratia.  Graduated from Central St. Martins College of Art and Designin 2009, specializing in womenswear.

Maja is an architect with strong sense of texture and style.  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 patters, which are digitally printed in the UK, using variety of 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 ambigous fabrics, proportion ans silhouette.  Dioralop designs are for a person that is uncompromising, aware and individual.

There were three key inspirations for Dioralop’s SS15 collection;  the original tattoos embellished upon an underground Catholic society of Croatian elders, the generation in the 1960’s and the fascinating lives of woman who were covered head to toe in tattoos during the 1920’s.   Referencing historical and political movements from the Ottoman Empire to the movements of the mid sixties, Dioralop portray unique stories through each piece of clothing which can be interpreted by the wearer in a multitude of different ways.

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