DIORALOP A/W 2013-14 Collections + Underground Shoes London

A/W 2013/2014 collection – “4” – styled by Underground Shoes London Fourth collection. Four prints. Number 4 has always represented the number of creation, as well as the beginning of material existence and matter itself. Number 4 represents the end of God’s creative cycle. On the fourth day two lights were created. One to illuminate the day and the other for the night. Guided by this notion, we created four different prints out of which two represent darkness and the other two light. This number is evident through:

-4 elements: earth, air, fire, water
-4 sides of the world: north, south, east, west
-4 parts of the day: morning, noon, evening, midnight
-4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter”4″ campaign

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.

Andreja Bistricic and Maja Merlic are the designers behind the creative label DIORALOP. 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.Stockists: Villain Berlin, Radiceva 21, Zagreb

Catwalk shows:
HTC Cro A Porter – DIORALOP A/W 2012/2013 womenswear
Cro A Porter Duality @ LAUBA – Barmy Army A/W 2012/2013 menswear
Cro A Porter Faith @ LAUBA – ish/isha s/s 2013
Belgrade fashion week – ish/isha s/s 2013Cro A Porter – “4” a/w 2013/14

London Fashion Week – Internation Fashion Showcase – Croatian showroom,
Stone Theatre Gallery, London, UK
Dan D – Klaonica, Zagreb, Croatia
Projekt27 – Projekt Radar – UGM, Maribor, Slovenia

Elle Croatia Style Awards – the best young designers

photo: Sanja Bistricic
model: Josipa Harmicar @ Midikenn Model management & Lovro Periša @ IM Studio Model Management
make-up: Ana Rajic
shoes: Underground Shoes