Andreja Bistricic and Maja Merlic are the two young talents behind the DIORALOP label. The duo met in Zagreb, and almost immediately started up the label; clearly it was meant to be. Andreja acquired her degree at the Faculty of Textile and Technology in Zagbreb, Croatia, and graduated from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in 2009. She specialized in womenswear and also had the opportunity to intern within the Alexander McQueen studio. Maja on the other hand, has a background in architecture and posses a keen eye for textures and style.
Inspired by polaroid pictures, created through intentional spills of chemicals and their exposure to different temperatures, the duo’s SS 14′ collection offers something more than aesthetic appeal. The pieces are held together by various patterns which are digitally printed in the UK, using a variety of luxury fabrics. With traces of style deriving from different subcultures, street fashion, and important global issues, the collection is a safe haven for those who are uncompromising and individualistic.