Born and raised in Zurich, Julia Winkler graduated with distinction from Berlin’s International University of Art for Fashion (ESMOD) in 2012, with a Diploma in Fashion Design and Pattern-Making. Her approach to design is characterized by a strong sense for abstraction paired with a profilic preference for contrasting themes resulting in a solemnly poetic, yet vivid and slightly quirky elegance. Her graduation collection won the „Annabelle Award“ and the „Prix du Jury“ in 2012 and she subsequently worked at Barbara Bui in Paris. Julia has been a finalist in several other fashion awards such as „Designer for Tomorrow“ or „Bolero’s Choice“ and is currently working and living in Berlin.
„Behind every Studio Winkler collection lies a library of references: though their outlines are abstract and bent out of shape beyond recognition, the aura of each still lingers. The influences are so cleverly entwined that little lucid links shine forth (and that’s the magic of Winkler’s trick). It is the kind of poetic precision that makes Winkler an auteur amongst designers. Abstruse as her influences persist to be, they certainly make for a captivating read.“
(Rebekka Ayres about Studio Winkler in Zoo Magazine No. 47-2015).