Since graduating from UdK, the University of the Arts, Berlin, with a BA in Fashion Design, Swiss menswear designer Julian Zigerli has gone from success to success. We particularly like his SS 2014 collaboration with renowned German artist Katharina Grosse.
His AW12 collection “To infinity and beyond” earned Zigerli the 2012 Swiss Design Award – an award for which he was nominated again in 2013. In 2011 he was also nominated for the biennial Design Prize Switzerland. More recently, Zigelri was invited by Giorgio Armani to show his AW 2014 collection at Armani’s Teatro catwalk space during Milan Menswear Fashion Week.
Julian Zigerli describes his menswear as “useful, smart and technical high- class pieces with a sporty touch” and “a lot of love, color, humour and positivity.” He often experiment with innovative Swiss textiles.
Katharina Grosse is famous for her bold use of spray paint as well as her site specific installations. For their SS 2014 collaboration entitled “At the end of the world to the left,” Grosse contributed not only print designs for Zigerli’s garments but also spray painted sculptures part of set for Zigerli Berlin Fashion Week catwalk show as well the original initial images for an experimental video.
For a few seasons now Zigerli has collaborated with filmmakers to produce successful fashion films. For SS 2014 Zigerli selected Michael Patrick Perez for the art films he had created. The resulting video is described as “experimental documentation:” using as starting point a film documenting the work of Katharina Grosse, the resulting video “consists of organic movements and bleedings of pixels and colors to mimic both the clothing line and process itself.”
Video by MICHAEL PATRICK PEREZ
Creative director: JULIAN ZIGERLI
Music: “EXIL (VIDEO MIX)” written and produced by LUKEM
Documentation camera: LAURENT BURST
Model: TIM GRUPP (viva)
Show camera: MARTIN MONK
Models: TOMAS (elite), SEBASTIAN (the special), KIERON (modelwerk), TIM & AARON & JASPER (viva), LIAM & DENNIS (kult), STEPA & HENOC (hore), MICHAEL & JULIAN (mega), EMIL & PHILLIP (m4)
Hair and makeup: LENA FLEISCHER, TIMO BLUM, GIANNI FORTE & DEBBY