Swiss designer Julian Zigerli began his eponymous menswear label in 2010 believing in quality and wearability with a twist – famed for his collaborations with both artists and brands alike. Named winner of the Swiss Design Awards twice as well as being personally invited by Giorgio Armani to present in Milan, Julian now shows in Paris as part of the official schedule.
Julian Zigerli’s AW16 collection ‘Larger Than Life’ is an intimate insight into Julian’s life – largely inspired by the nostalgia of early family memories from his childhood in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Playing on the prevalent mood of this time period, Julian has worked from a broad selection of references and sources – personal clothing items, family photographs and familiar cartoon characters have all featured as inspiration.
Recognisable colours and shapes of the era are translated via vibrantly rich wools in primary colours and deconstructed digital prints originating from vintage garments – all offering a direct window into a warm family environment. The ‘Larger Than Life’ collection emphasises the importance family and friends have for us all, completed with a nod to everyone harbouring a kind fondness of the not so distant past.