MEET THE DESIGNER - STUDIO WINKLER Julia Winkler, who grew up in...
MEET THE DESIGNER - STUDIO WINKLER
Julia Winkler, who grew up in Zurich and is now working in Berlin, launched STUDIO WINKLER in 2012 after graduating from Berlin’s International University of Art for Fashion (ESMOD) with a Diploma in Fashion Design and Pattern-Making. Her collections contain many influences that are smartly connected, which create the magic of her work.
If you were…
… A city?
A mix between where I live (Berlin) and where I come from (Zurich) with some unknown ingredients of cities I have never been.
… A monument?
It’s not a monument but a sculpture, Maurizio Cattelan’s Ostrich.
… A season?
Winter but with snow.
… A painting?
Jonas Burgert, trag früh 2017.
… An animal?
A black cat.
… A sport?
… A book?
“Das weisse Buch” by Rafael Horzon or Rocko Schamoni “Risiko des Ruhms” –
both hilarious. And the Dries Van Noten inspiration book.
… A movie/series?
Comedians in Cars getting Coffee.
… A song?
Moodymann, Sunday Morning.
… A nightclub?
I don’t really go to nightclubs anymore… I tell you my favourite bar – Rias GT in Manteuffelstrasse or Würgeengel.
Your graduation collection made in 2012 has been a springboard given that you won 2 awards for it, and you subsequently worked at Barbara Bui in Paris. How would you describe this experience in France?
Working at Barbara Bui was a very intense experience as I was thrown into embroidery design which I never did before. Luckily, I had the best boss I could imagine and left the company with skills I did not have before. We’re still in contact today and I am grateful for the fact that she let me jump completely into her creative world, teaching me all she knows about embroidery and print design in ready-to- wear, accessories and shoes.
What are your 3 main values?
Patience (which I rarely have so I am practicing), loyalty & live and let live.
Your objectives for 2018?
I am still working on the perfect womens suit so I hope to come close to my expectations within this year. I am working on accessories and of course I want to work on the growth of my label and business.