Giorgio Armani is continuing his support of emerging designers during Milan fashion week with the announcement that promising Swiss menswear designer Julian Zigerli will be showcasing his up-coming collection on the runway at Armani’s Teatro Space.
"I have decided to keep on supporting some of the most promising designers from all over the fashion world, maintaining a global view," said Armani. "Julian Zigerli will be the next designer to present his fashion show in the Armani/Teatro and I hope that my support will be a good omen for his career."
Zigerli, a graduate from Berlin University of Arts, will showcase his Autumn/Winter 2014 collection on January 11 during Milan Men’s Fashion Week. The Swiss designer is known for his sporty and functional daywear pieces, and last year he was awarded the Swiss Design Award for his “To infinity and beyond” collection.
"To be recognised and supported by one of the most influential and important people in the fashion industry worldwide, gives me the confidence and trust into my work and strengthens my believe that creativity is best when it comes from the heart," said Zigerli.
Previously the Italian fashion designer helped menswear designer Andrea Pompilio and womenswear talent Stella Jean to showcase their Spring/Summer 2014 collections.