Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Jul 16, 2015
Berlin: Julian Zigerli has been celebrated within the world of design since his graduation in 2010. Immediately following, he has been presenting his collections in Milan on invitation by Giorgio Armani, London, New York and Berlin. The Swiss designer is known for smart, sporty pieces with the distinctive feature of extrovert prints with a humorous appeal. This time a trip to Japan inspired his latest collection called “White Rabbit”, a juxtaposition of the strong contrasts in Japanese culture – toying with the cute and lovely as much as with the dark and twisted. Hand-drawn, witty cartoonish illustrations of rabbits and bananas contrasted with shades of wood brown smudged on white trousers, tops and suits, setting the scene for those haunted Japanese forests, chasing the White Rabbit by Japanese illustrator Seitaro Ito. The collection was staged in a public park in Berlin as a kind of guerrilla fashion show with models sporting patches of fresh cut grass on their bodies. Obi-style belts encircled trenches and shirts, underpinning a certain Japanese influence in Zigerli manners. –Christa Kaufmann
Theme: Chasing the white rabbit in the grass
Items: Printed T-shirts, Shorts, Trench, Shirt jacket, Polo shirts, Shirts, Denim jacket, Windbreaker, Suit,
Colour: White, Navy, Black, Brown, Shades of blue, Purple, Yellow
Materials: Performance fabrics, Twill
Print and Pattern: Witty hand-drawn illustrations, Stained ink
Footwear and Accessories: Flip-flops, Over-sized mirrored heart-shaped clip on sunglasses in collaboration with Lunettes, Backpack, Laptop bag, Cross-body bucket bag
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