ARMANI’S AID: Giorgio Armani continues to support emerging talents. Following Andrea Pompilio and Stella Jean, who showed their collections in June and September, respectively, at the Armani Theater in Milan, Armani in January will support to another up-and-coming designer, Julian Zigerli. Born and raised in Switzerland, Zigerli will unveil his fall men’s collection on Jan. 11 during Milan Men’s Fashion Week.

After graduating from the Berlin University of Arts in 2011, Zigerli founded his men’s wear label, focused on sporty and functional daywear pieces showing playful prints in vivid colors. In 2012, he won the Swiss Design Award with his “To infinity and beyond” fall collection.

This story first appeared in the December 11, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

“To be recognized and supported by one of the most influential and important persons 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.