Giorgio Armani's next big thing

Julian Zigerli to be given Milan catwalk

Giorgio Armani has declared Julian Zigerli the next big thing in fashion.

The Swiss menswear designer is the latest creative to be hand picked by Armani as part of his initiative to help young designers. And, as well as some money-can’t-buy publicity, Zigerli will also get the chance to show his next collection in the Armani/Teatro during Milan Menswear Fashion Week in February.

‘This is huge,’ he says. ‘I am overwhelmed and speechless about this opportunity which Mr. Giorgio Armani is giving me. To be recognised and supported by one of the most influential and important people in the fashion industry worldwide gives me confidence and trust in my work and strengthens my believe that creativity is best when it comes from the heart’.

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He’s the second designer to get Armani’s backing – earlier this year Stella Jean was singled out and has since gone on to both show on the official Milan Fashion Week schedule and bag herself a clutch of high powered international stockists.

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