The Best of 2018 .. this year we did the ‘New Look’ Bomber and the ‘Starbomber’. We exaggerated the volume of sleeves of coats and shirts and cut them close to the neckline, calling them Oversleeves . There were Bellcoats and Waterfall Dresses, Denim and Lace and Lurex Jacquard. Prints of Roses, Dots and Crocodile. And there was a T-Shirt printed with ‘First and Last and Always’ intercut with pieces of Lace, our favourite piece of 2018.

LUTZ HUELLE S/S 2013 ‘Gestures’ I was thinking of gestures, poise – how a simple tilt of the head, a flick of the shoulders, the way one leg advances to balance the body, hands in pockets, can transform the most mundane situation into one of grace and beauty . The staples of an everyday wardrobe, infused with a “couture like” spirit : lowering the neckline and raising the waist, turning embroidered crystals into graphic prints, elongating a baseball jacket with silk organza, and cutting a parka in fluid crocodile print georgette.

LUTZ HUELLE F/W 2013 ‘Egon Schiele’ Inspired by the paintings of Egon Schiele, this collection is about surface and movement. I wanted clothes that are easy but in a complex way, formal but comfortable, extreme clothes for everyday life – in a way the essence of what my collections have always been about. I also wanted an underlying sensuality, showing the body in unexpected ways.

LUTZ HUELLE No.25 F/W 2012 ‘THE RAIN’ Inspired by watching people covering themselves in a sudden burst of rain – pulling the collar of a jacket closer together, or even up over the head or draping a scarf or sweater over the shoulders, this collection became all about the silhouette : Volume on top, highwaisted, with a line drawn just under the bust by pants and long gloves. It also became very much about everything I have always loved : The draping of everyday garments (in this case a biker jacket that is elongated and oversized in the front, or has it’s sleeves shortened to be worn with zipped gloves, and a tailored overcoat that has its’ volume in the front tripled) Then there are the sportswear influences : elastic cutouts in pleated dresses – turning the pleats into a graphic motif – and in tailored pants. In the knitwear, Alpaca worked with Lycra in a jaquard turns cardigans into featherlight, highly extensible Overcoats. The superhighwaisted pants from my Debut is back, this time tapered at the leg and finished with a large elastic hem. Capes are zipped open and worn as shortsleeved coats, widening the shoulder. Fabrics are partly coated with a rainproof film to protect and add shine to matt surfaces. Finally, Ankleboots are made of smocked leather.