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  • Julian Zigerli s/s 2014 lookbook © Julian Zigerli

  • Julian Zigerli s/s 2014 collection © Mercedes-Benz fashion

  • Katharina Grosse © Ben Torres

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Julian Zigerli collaborates with artist Katharina Grosse for his s/s 2014 menswear collection

Julian Zigerli, the young designer from Switzerland that is considered by many as one of the most talented menswear designers in the world, recently teamed up with renowned German artist Katharina Grosse for his s/s 2014 collection. Grosse has become utterly famous for her site specific installations as well as her bold use of spray paint and her work, which has been compared to graffiti and street art, seemed to be the perfect match to Zigerli’s innovative take on fashion. The collection, entitled “At the end of the world to the left”, was firstly presented at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, with Katharina Grosse contributing not only to the fabulous set design, featuring her spray painted sculptures, but also to a series of prints inspired by her creations. The result was an excellent reinterpretation of Grosse’s colorful universe, an exciting mix of high-end sportswear, club gear and traditional tailoring that stands somewhere between fashion, art and architecture.

“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.” explained the designer’s team. The collection was accompanied by an evocative campaign, shot by Amanda Camenisch, and an experimental video, created by Michael Patrick Perez, that offers a new perspective on the collaboration between Zigelri and Grosse.

Julian Zigelri was born and raised in Switzerland and after studying fashion design in Berlin he came back to his county in order to found his eponymous label. Constantly experimenting with innovative Swiss textiles, he has gained international acclaim for his designs. Zigelri was recently selected by Giorgio Armani as one of this season’s promising talents and he was invited to show his a/w 2014 collection during Milan Menswear Fashion Week at Armani’s famous Teatro Space.