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THE ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Swiss Design Awards 2021

Congrats to our Alumnis for being selected for the Swiss Design Awards 2021!

AFTER WORK STUDIO
AFTER WORK STUDIO
AFTER WORK STUDIO

The FW20/21 Homeoffice collection is a sequel to After Work Studio’s focus on knit and outdoor pieces. Their feeling for bold graphics and feminine silhouettes combined with Swiss-made knitwear- and sportswear-inspired elements turns the collection into a unique vision. The collection found its inspiration in the increasing number of people working from home, as well as the constant urge to convey the impression of a work career akin to perfection.

Homeoffice stands for an overly polished LinkedIn profile that could be updated while lingering in the warmth of the bed sheets in a hotel room or at home. The main silhouettes are influenced by business suits and outdoor jackets infused with a very casual and cosy attitude and a sporty leisurewear feeling. The collection focuses on contemporary and functional looks comprising pieces that make a statement yet are still wearable.

OTTOLINGER
OTTOLINGER
OTTOLINGER

Ottolinger AW21 is fundamentally a grand tale of both realism and futural magic; a melding of past- reinterpretation and future-hope crafting that draws on themes of rebellion, resistance, transformation of tradition, and a defiance of authority: all key pillars of the “future-elf” aesthetic.

Hi, we’re Ottolinger! Ottolinger AW21 is a collection for a drastically changed world. We have lost and renewed our faith in the power of creativity. A duality that is embedded in our “future-elf” collection which features healing knits, comforting dresses, exaggerated and dreamlike prints by Cheyenne Julien, business suits for the third dimension, and shielding outerwear intuitively sculpted as if by nature, after a billion years of random mutations. The clothes have the ability to convey a variety of effects, from comfort to happiness or intense curiosity — often at the same time.

JULIA SEEMANN
JULIA SEEMANN
JULIA SEEMANN

In December 2019, Swiss fashion designer Julia Seemann published a statement on Instagram in which she stated that she no longer believed in the biannual fashion calendar and is searching for new ways to present and distribute her projects independently of the established fashion system. This statement appeared when nobody expected that the crisis we are facing today would develop on this scale, necessitating regulations on social distancing, the cancellation of all events and the shutdown of stores worldwide. Both the designer’s attitude towards the fashion system and its processes as well as her urge to convey new values to society in connection with consumption have never been more appropriate than today.

Julia Seemann’s recent collaboration with photographer and friend Jean- Vincent Simonet offers a well-curated range of handcrafted garments and accessories including pieces made from damaged second-hand clothing as well as from leftover scraps of fabric from the project.

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SWISS DESIGN AWARDS 2021