Berislav is a Croatian dancer, fashion designer, actor, model and singer, whose output is utterly unique, and is finally launching himself in the wider world with the first of a themed trilogy of music tracks, “I Gave My Life”. With a style which is entirely his own, he, along with his sister, have designed an entire range of clothes which feature natural materials from around the world, from Argentine and Australian Merino wool to alpaca wool and camelhair. Their clothing range, named Taja, carries a virgin wool label, which means the clothes are made of never-recycled wool or which is derived from animals which have been killed for their meat. Though still based in Croatia, Berislav is introducing both himself, his music and his fashion to the UK.
By the age of 9 he had developed a love for dancing and started attending Tihana Škrinjarić school of dance before a move to Austria saw his dancing talent develop yet further. At the age of 18 he returned to Zagreb where he began a modelling career and embarked on numerous projects with Croatian music artists as well as participating in theatrical productions such as Hair.
Determined to be the very best at everything he was involved with he moved briefly to Los Angeles to attend the Sanford Meisner acting school in 2012, leading to acting roles in TV series and a number of commercials. Having signed a record deal with Croatia Records in 2015, he enjoyed his first full forays into recorded music, his first single being “Singing that Rock n Roll”, a cover of a song previously recorded by Stijene and featuring what has now become something of a trademark lavish and theatrical video.
Bringing the story bang up to date, Berislav has forged a partnership with James Perri (aka Jimi Polo), the producer known for his work with David Guetta and Daft Punk, and the two of them started collaborating fully in 2017, the first fruits of which is “I Gave My Life”. The track is the first part of the trilogy, the beginning of a journey, the clash between life and death and also features in the documentary film, 14 Barriers about a Croatian War veteran. The accompanying video is a tour de force of action, emotion and, in the very truest sense of the word, fantastic visuals.
Berislav has acted as Art Director for Taja fashion brand since 2003 and is the owner of an exclusive Health Club.