Architecture and structure was at the forefront of the Lutz show for SS12. Lutz cut into fabric like one would cut through a plaster wall- creating lines and holes to reveal the body in unexpected places. Knife pleats, off-kilter seams were set to a running theme of graphic prints inspired by dripping paint.

The German designer went to Central Saint Martin’s College in London, then moved to Paris to the house Maison Martin Margiela. In 2000, he decides to launch « Lutz » with David Ballu. The first collection is presented at the studio of Fabrice Hybert, attracting the attention of press and boutiques such as Maria Luisa and L’Eclaireur in Paris and Lift in in Tokyo. Lutz is awarded the « ANDAM » Award – biggest Fashion Award worldwide – in 2000 and again in 2002. Key pieces are acquired and shown by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Musée Galiéra in Paris and the Goethe Institute in Tokyo. Lutz’s approach to fashion has been described as « decontextualisation ».


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