Juraj Zigman (Rijeka, 1984) studied fashion at the prestigious Italian faculty Istituto Europeo di Design – IED in Milan. After his experience in Milan and working in the fashion house “Roberto Musso”, he returned to Croatia and started his own fashion brand Zigman. Since 2008, he has presented more than 20 collections, cooperated with many foreign and domestic brands, realized various projects that are not only related to fashion design. In addition to pret-a-porter collections, he has released collections for children, sports collections, collections of carpets, shoes, furniture, and watches. He cooperated with the biggest brands; from the tobacco industry to the food industry to the automotive industry and others as the “by ZIGMAN” brand. Over the years, many superstars appeared in his creations: Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, Carol G, Little Mix, Rita Ora, Doja Cat, Ciara… Zigman’s creations are on almost every stage, from MTV Awards, Grammy Awards, Brit Awards, television appearances to advertising campaigns. He is the winner of numerous awards: Best designer at the prestigious fashion event Elle Style Awards, Best designer at the Story Hall of Fame Awards, best fashion collection of the “Ana Lendvaj” Fashion Award and many others. He was nominated three times for the Croatian Theater Award: for the costume design of the opera Šuma Striborova in the production of the Ivan pl. Zajc, the costume design of Carl Orff’s ballet Carmina Burana choreographed by Hugo Viera, and for the sumptuous costume design of Verdi’s opera Aida directed by Dražen Siriščević, performed at the Split Peristyle on the occasion of the opening of the 60th Split Summer Festival. He is the author of the costumes for another direction by Dražen Siriščević, the one for the opera Rigoletto performed at the opening of the 65th Split Summer Festival.