Kostume Brings Fashion to Switzerland

Kostume is the effort to show young designers from all over the world in Zurich, Switzerland. After the first show in November 2009 and the second one in April 2010. The success of these shows has made Kostume one of the most important fashion shows for young national and international talents in Switzerland. Kostume was launched by Lisa Mettier and Jonas Hegi in late summer 2009, shortly after, Evangelos joined the team. Since then they have worked together for the upcoming shows. See this years runway here

Miriam Schwarz (Berlin) above

Miriam Schwarz studied fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. After participating in several projects and exhibitions in London & Antwerp she now lives in Switzerland and currently works on her new collection.

Kielo (Tokyo)

Kielo is Yuta Yajima and Erika Mizuno. The two designers studied in Antwerp. Now they founded their own label and will show their first collection at Kostume.

AVÉE (Paris)

AVÉE is a collaboration between two fashion designers: Juliette Alleaume and Marie Vial, who have both studied at Paris’s Atelier Chardon Savard and ESSA Duperré (Superior School of Applied Art).In April 2011, the two stylists presented their first collection titled ‘Artifact’, at the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography.

Julian Zigerli (Berlin/Zurich) Link

Julian Zigerli’s debut autumn/winter collection 2011, “Sugar, spice, and everything nice“, found it’s followers all around the globe (Milan, Tokyo, Hongkong, Seoul, Zurich, Berlin) building the foundation to the upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 Collection “Over stick and stone“. His innovative and detail-loving signature look sprawls from lichens and mutualism, to the strong, lonesome hiker and his journeys. A collection full of longings, which last beyond the mountains and canyons of the big city. Julian Zigerli’s men’s collection stands for useful, smart and technical high-class pieces with a sporty touch. There is always a lot of love, color, humour and positivity involved in his designs.

N2TF (Basel)

N2TF by Julia Föry. Materiality is very significant for the young, swiss designer. Leather and coat are the main properties of N2TF. Important to say, all the coats are from Switzerland and made respectively shot under strict requirements.

More information at www.kostume.ch