Best of 2019! This year was a strange one- on the one hand it feels that it has never been as important to be forward-looking and modern, on the other it seems that people crave nothing more than security and familiarity in a world that is increasingly less so. Even though there are few things I like less than looking back and holding on to the past, both my collections in 2019 were inspired by a longing for security: The idea of wearing couture-inspired clothes while doing mundane things like travelling (FW19) and my hommage to Paris (SS20) were both born out of a feeling of being grateful for the reassuring things in life. The Lantern Shirt and the Cape-Bomber, the Denim-Trench and the T-Jacket in Checked Cotton Twill over a dotted skirt in transparent tulle were some of this years favourite looks and my personal favourites were the long Fan-Skirts in Jacquard worn with black or white Mohair Sweaters from F/W 19 and the Men’s shirt in white cotton worn under a transparent tulle skirt from the S/S 20 Collection. I’m looking forward to 2020, in spite of everything. It’s always darkest just before dawn. Happy Holidays to all!

‘…He turned his focus on transparency, using an ultralight black mesh, often with polkadots, layering it over short, puffy sleeves, making them larger, or longer, and in one case, adding a chic touch to a light blue cotton shirtdress. Other times the layering felt a bit haphazard — those polka-dotted legs shooting out from under a thick trenchcoat were surprising in a slightly jarring sense —  likely his intention.  Known for his obsession with bombers and jean jackets — which he remakes entirely — for spring, he crafted an attractive and rather dressy version, cutting out the neck of a white jean jacket and replacing it with a sheen of the black see-through mesh, gently gathered and trimmed with a line of tight ruffles.’ Mimosa Spencer on Lutz Huelle SS20 on WWD

French and flirty, in the designer’s description, the collection proved he is not neglecting his namesake label Lest anyone worry…

“The hybridized outerwear that’s become such an important part of Huelle’s repertoire didn’t necessarily jibe with the nostalgia of the rest of the collection, but it’s hard to let go of your biggest sellers. And so he didn’t. In one case, he stripped jean vests of their yokes and spliced in ruffled netting, giving them a more polished feel than usual. In another case, he combined jean jackets with trench coats. They looked great. You can’t take the German deconstructionist out of this Parisian.” Nicole Phelps on LUTZ HUELLE S/S 20 on VOGUE RUNWAY

Lutz Huelle’s new Spring collection is his love letter to Paris. Backstage, he explained that he’s lived here for 20…

‘Le créateur allemand particulièrement parisien compose chaque saison un vestiaire innovant et complémentaire de pièces inscrites dans l’air du temps, futur et présent (…) Vêtements conçus pour porter nos journées, avec une signature décalée absolument intégrée à la modernité. Des adjonctions de tulle et des épaules soulignées, des classiques revus et corrigés, Lutz mixe les influences, transcende les tendances, exalte l’époque sans oublier que ses collections devront nous raconter, et finir par se fondre à nos personnalités.’ Elisabeth Clauss on Lutz Huelle S/S 2020 in ELLE Belgique

to read the whole article and see the pictures click here Lutz Huelle : les essentiels réinventés Le créateur allemand…