F/W 2018

‘..I have a very strong feeling that the whole sportswear thing is not so interesting anymore — and I say this with a great deal of sadness. I love sportswear — it was one of the first things I worked with when I started designing. There’s a beautiful ease about it in a high fashion context, but it’s been so overdone that it’s feeling slightly stale. It’s in danger of becoming one- dimensional. It’s something I’ve been trying to push forward through my last two collections. I’m almost trying to push it into a couture-y realm — an idea of bourgeois chic — and I never really liked the idea of bourgeois very much, but right now, weirdly enough, it seems to me like the freshest thing. I’ve been looking at those really intricate couture garments, and it strikes me that there’s something super interesting there — it has that sense of preciousness that seems to be missing right now.‘ Read Lutz in conversation with Rebekka Ayres in the latest issue of ZOO Magazine

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“..auf den ersten Blick mag es vielleicht verwundern, dass Lutz Huelle begeistert von Dingen wie einer Chanel-Jacke reden kann. Dabei macht er ja genau das Gleiche wie einst Coco Chanel, als sie die Jacke erfand: Er erschafft neue Klassiker aus dem Vorhandenen, das Chanel-Kostüm des 21. Jahrhunderts, wenn man so will.” Hella Schneider on Lutz Huelle’s Show at Berghain, on VOGUE Germany

to read the whole article, please click here Auf Einladung des Fashion Council Germany kam der deutsche Designer, der seit den 90er-Jahren in Paris lebt und arbeitet, nach Berlin, um eine Show in der Halle am Berghain zu zeigen. Es ist immer wieder schön, wie der Zufall (oder das Schicksal – Interpretationssache) die besten Geschichten […]

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“For the designer Lutz Huelle, combining fabrics or garments has become a signature, and a way of expressing difference. “We are not as simple as fashion wants us to be,” he says. “We are more complex. It makes you question.” Huelle founded his own label in 2000, after working closely with Martin Margiela, and his AW18 show had blue denim jackets sliced on the horizontal and matched with black brocade, and wool coats with vertical panels of metallic quilted lining. “It demands the person wearing it to be really open,” says Huelle. “When I first started doing it, it was difficult for people to understand. If you’re wearing these things, it’s about you.” He means the attention that will be received, the way the garment attracts curiosity. Like: “Why are you wearing two pairs of trousers?” Huelle says he also likes how these garments confuse signals. “People judge so quickly. They look at someone and what they’re wearing and think, ‘That’s who they are.’ But if they are wearing something that contrasts, you look at them and think, ‘I want to know this person.’ ” Maybe half-half garments expose the untruth we believe about our bodies — that they are symmetrical. Look in a mirror right now: one eye is higher than the other, shoulders slope differently, hips make us take an angled stance. Human bodies don’t all perfectly line up, why should clothes? ” Charlie Porter writes about “Hybrid” Clothes in the FINANCIAL TIMES

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“…Paris-based designer Lutz Huelle, who was invited by the council to close fashion week with a “best of” his last two collections at Berghain Friday night told Merkel, “As a German living outside of Germany, I can just say we are so proud of you.” To which there came a lively round of “hear, hear.” His praise wasn’t meant as a political party endorsement, he explained to WWD. “You have to be proud of anyone who shows humanity in these times, and you can’t ignore the human aspect of her work.” Melissa Drier on WWD on Angela Merkel meeting with members of the German Fashion Council and Designers at the Chancellory in Berlin

  to read the whole article click here MERKEL À LA MODE: For the three-year old Fashion Council Germany, it was a much-longed-for first: an official invitation for the Council board, select guests and fashion industry opinion leaders to a reception Friday at the Bundeskanzleramt, or Chancellor’s Office, from Dorothee Bär, the German commissioner for […]

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“… as the first model stepped out into the cavernous space -incandescent under the glow of splendid chandeliers – to a virtuoso string composition by Vivaldi, it was clear that nothing about this spectacle would be obvious or expected.” Devon Kaylor in SLEEK Magazine on Lutz Huelle’s Show at Berghain in Berlin

to read the whole article and see photos click here “I don’t like it when it’s obvious,” Lutz Huelle tells me about his designs ahead of his first fashion show in Germany last Friday night. Earlier that day, Huelle met with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, before presenting a selection of his favourite looks from the […]

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