Tina Lutz and Marcia Patmos are two fashion designers living in New York. Nearly a decade ago, they became tired of “five minute trends” and longed for clothing with integrity and purity. Looking for the fusion of modernity and tradition, they decided to combine their design talents and to launch LUTZ & PATMOS in September 2000.
LUTZ & PATMOS is now a complete collection sold worldwide to high-end department stores and boutiques, with an emphasis on knitwear. The collection spans from coats to jackets, from dresses to pants, and from sweaters to t-shirts. Tina Lutz and Marcia Patmos strive to work, design and live within the brand philosophy they have established for Lutz & Patmos. An important aspect of their design philosophy is to embrace and collaborate with the design community and the art world. As a result of the brand’s success, large companies such as Coach, VW, and Uniglo have reached out to Lutz & Patmos for design collaborations. Lutz & Patmos has also collaborated with guest designers such as Julianne Moore, Sofia Coppola, Jane Birkin, Richard Meier and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu to support different charities.
More recently, Tina and Marcia have launched a “little sister” line named LEROY & PERRY. The collection uses ecological and sustainable fabrics and yarns, while offering expanded distribution and categories. LEROY & PERRY is also a complete collection including sweaters, knits, and wovens. LEROY & PERRY is challenging spinners, dyers, suppliers, and factories to change to more sustainable production methods.
German-born Tina Lutz graduated from Esmod University in Paris with a degree in fashion design and pattern making. She lived and worked in Paris for a few years until her design career brought her to Tokyo, San Francisco and eventually New York in 1992.
Marcia Patmos, a New York native, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in apparel design. She has lived in and worked in New York since 1991, where she met Tina Lutz.
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