Julian Zigerli has love for animals, a sporty attitude and a passion for using sugar, spice and everything nice as key ingredient for his creations.
After graduating from the Fashion Department at the University of Art in Berlin, he decided to return back to his roots in Switzerland and start his own men’s fashion label.
His first collection is inspired by labradoodles – a hybriddog, half labrador, half poodle – created for function. Similar to Julian’s Jackpacks – Jackets merged with backpacks.
By using fur prints on wind- and water resistant swiss textiles, the pieces gain a overnatural look and are very functional. Julian Zigerli born in Murten (Switzerland) in 1984, studied fashion design at the University of the Art in Berlin and graduated with diploma in 2010.
During and before the study he worked as intern in companies such as at the design office “Winkreative” in London, under the guidance of Tyler Brûlé or at “Trelise Cooper Ltd.” in New Zealand.
While working on his fashion label “Julian Zigerli” he collaborates as a freelance costume designer.
Among others: the short film “Lenny” from Cyril Amon Schaublin, for the play “Closer” inspired by Patrick Marber novel.
Currently he is working on a costume project for “Magic Afternoon” by Wolfgang Bauers, which will open at the end of February in the Zurich based Theater Neumarkt.
Julian Zigerli is the first guest designer of the new project WOKroom, Temporary Showroom to promote emerging designers produced by Federica Zambon and Simona Citarella, owners and buyers at WOKstore, multi-brand research store situated in Viale Col di Lana 5th in Milan.
The meeting with the designer took place last January at the Rendez Vous in Paris during the Men’s fashion week: the prints on technical fabrics have convinced the two buyers to present him to the Italian market, after positive previous experiences with emerging designers such as Henrik Vibskov and jewelry designer Arielle de Pinto.