Aron Dimen x ZSIGMOND DORA menswear collaboration

Aron Dimen x ZSIGMOND DORA menswear collaboration

For our AW21 OBSCURE collection, we collaborated with artist and practicing tattooist Aron Dimen.

OBSCURE was inspired by an era that is not often talked about: the persecution of the kulaks in 1950’s Hungary in times of socialist regime. The persecution that the land-owning faced was harrowing and the attic sweeping practices of the people in power left them in constant terror.

When the designer Dora came across Aron's work on social media, her immediate, visceral reaction was similar to what the topic of her inspiration evoked. In line with these motifs, the prints designed for the collection by Aron are a take on the anti-kulak propaganda posters of the 1950's. A satire of satire, Aron's claustrophobic vision is raw, dark and twisted - a feeling that is present in all his artwork. ⁠When asked about where the darkness in his art comes from, even Aron is unsure. „Sometimes even I’m surprised at what I end up drawing. I grew up in the mountains of Transylvania, maybe that’s where it originates." It was at a young age that Aron's fondness for art started. "I’ve always been drawing. Everybody does when they’re children. I went to art school when I was seven, but it wasn’t until after my first year at architecture school at the age of 15 that I knew that the one thing I hated most was to draw straight lines.” ⁠Aron’s art is anything but straight lines: it is a view through black-coloured glasses at a twisted world full of sinister, satiric motifs. Chaotic, claustrophobic - and very humane.⁠

All pieces featuring Aron's designs are available in our webshop! ⁠

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