At the End of The World to the Left
Julian Zigerli’s SS14 Collection “At the end of the world to the left” plays with mixed boundaries, layers that flow in and around each other and structures that evaporate. At the end of the world to the left: Limbo. A collision of colours, emptiness and placid chaos.
Through the print collaboration with the Berlin based artist Katharina Grosse, Julian developed a collection of designs that embody this abstract space. This tight artistic alliance pushes not only the boundaries of the fabric, but also dissolves the wall that separates clothing, art and environment. A human canvas, which breaks away from its surroundings while on the road to nowhere.
A collection for a grounded man in an unknown place, surrounded by wind-blown colours and distorted forms. Like a mirage, an oasis in the desert, Zigerli’s collection unfolds and inspires with functional details in cut and fabric.
Julian Zigerli’s men’s collection stands for useful, smart and technical high- class pieces with a sporty touch. There is always a lot of love, colour, humor and positivity involved in his designs.
Julian Zigerli was born and raised in Switzerland. He studied at the University of Arts in Berlin. After graduating in 2010, he returned back to his roots in Zurich. It was in Zurich that he founded his correspondent Men’s clothing label: Julian Zigerli.
Since he began with his first collection, Julian Zigerli has celebrated both national and international success. His collections have already been presented worldwide in Zurich, Paris, London, New York, Florence, Milan and Seoul. For the last 3 seasons Zigerli has presented his own fashion show in Berlin. Julian Zigerli’s talent has also been widely celebrated within the world of Design. He has been nominated for the Design Price Schweiz in 2011 and the Swiss Design Award in 2013. In 2012 he won the Swiss Design Award with his AW12 collection “to infinity and beyond“.
Since the late 90s, Katharina Grosse’s works inhabit various mediums. Her paintings are thus by no means limited to the spectacle of color and image, but instead engage in a negotiation – while sweeping across material, functional and symbolic structures – of habits of perception, power structures and social constructs, and so seek to question the very tangents of possible relations to the world.
Photos & text Copyright Julian Zigerli.