The source of inspiration of Julian Zigerli‘s Fall/Winter 2013/14 collection ‘Happy Tears‘ is the concept of Tears of Joy. It is about feelings, which result out of the antithesis between restriction and release – for example the feeling of coming home where we can freely show our emotions and find release from our daily tensions.
These feelings of power, irritation and liberation are reflected in his prints, which show magnetised iron powder and inked veins. Functionality, colours and great attention to detail provide this collection with its harmony and special identity.
Cover story captured by Matt Irwin and art directed by Nicola Formichetti with actor and singer Olly Alexander, an openly gay singer who doesn’t use ambiguity in his lyrics to make him pass for straight, in order to entice a legion of screaming girls. FY! also analyse various points of view of what an outsider is through editorials, texts and interviews with among others Ahmed Abdelrahman, Demna Gvasalia and Henrik Silvius.