Zurich-born 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 reputed for its experimentalism. Behind every Studiowinkler 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.