Backstage before showing in the hallowed halls of the Armani Teatro, Swiss designer Julian Zigerli looked rather rested and relaxed. Only the second menswear designer to be given the nod from the maestro Zigerli, who is a graduate of the University of Arts in Berlin, has already got a buzz about him and his love of bold prints.
“I am calm right now because everything looks good,” explained Zigerli. “The collection turned out really really nice, and I am happy with the whole set up of the show. Its because of my team basically, because they really make it work,” added the designer who seems to have a well develop sense of modesty.
However modest would not be a word to describe this collection, which used nine different prints, each more vibrant then the next, in the show.
The leitmotif pattern of the collection was the honeycomb. It appeared not just as a colorful print on purple tracksuits or honey yellow pants, but also as the weave used for the many knitwear pieces or even cleverly pulled apart, to more closely resemble a broken chain of molecules, and printed across a shawl collar jacket and matching pants.
The other strong running theme of this collection, called “The One and Only” was a stand up band of fabric that ran along the edges of jackets and trousers. Giving the impression that the models had been vacuum packed into their designer duds.
It’s easy to imagine any number of urban style loving musicians and their acolyte being more then happy to be sealed up in these Zigerli designs.