Lutz Huelle is a fashion designer born in Remscheid, Germany and based in Paris.

In 1995, after completing his degree in fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Lutz moved to Paris and started working for Maison Martin Margiela where he was in charge of the knitwear and artisanal lines.

In 2000, he decided to launch his own brand named Lutz and had his first show at fabric Hybert’s studio during Paris fashion week which found immediate success. It combined the ease of sportswear with the complexity and creativity of a designer’s collection. One year after, Kate Moss was photographed in a Lutz Huelle’s dress by Jurgen Teller for Purple Magazine.

Lutz’s approach to fashion has been described as ‘de-contextualization’ – taking things out of context, mixing and matching, working on structure and identity. A trench coat is draped to become a dress, knit is worked to resemble a fur coat, a dress is cut in heavy cotton to double as a 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 collections have been shown all around the world including Dunedin fashion week where he was part of the jury, Rome, Beijing, Shanghai, Sao Paolo and Barcelona amongst others. In addition, he has been a teacher at Central Saint Martins and at the Royal College of Art in London.