Lutz Huelle

German born Lutz moved to London, England, to enter the fashion design course of Central Saint Martins. Whilst still a student, he was featured in “i-D magazine” with photographs by his childhood friend Wolfgang Tillmans.

Upon graduating with a first class degree, Lutz moved to Paris in 1995. Here, he would take on the role of assisting Martin Margiela for 3 years, where he was in charge of the knitwear and artisanal lines.

Two-time winner of the Andam prize, he decided to launch his eponymous brand with his partner David Ballu in 2000.

He had his first show at Fabrice Hybert’s studio during Paris fashion week. The collection was an immediate success attracting the attention of the best-known multi-brand stores worldwide like L’éclaireur, Maria Luisa or Penelope. It combined the ease of sportswear with the complexity and creativity of a designer’s collection.

Since the creation of his brand, Lutz has shown his collections in Paris and has been an active member of the “Fédération Française de la Couture” since 2002.

Lutz’s approach to fashion has been described as “recontextualisation”. Taking things out of context, mixing and matching, working on structure and identity. A trench coat is draped to become a dress, a dress is cut in heavy cotton to double as a coat, knit is worked to resemble a fur coat and a leather bag is draped and worn on the shoulder to become part of the silhouette, thus creating an identity that is multifaceted, conceptual and personal.

His pieces have been acquired and shown
 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, FRAC, Musée Galliera, and at the Goethe Institute in Tokyo.