Menswear Designer and Berliner Patrick Hellmann does things differently. He creates menswear that treads the thin line between being classic and elegant – yet different enough to provide that highly sought after individuality, whilst pushing the boundaries of luxury fabric, creating exquisitely tailored clothes. Men’s Health called him ‘Germany‘s answer to Tom Ford‘ and – in a continual display of boundary pushing – the brand has recently collaborated with Lalique to create some incredible homeware pieces (and a fragrance) and also with Audi to create the limited edition Q7, with skull and crossbones and crocodile skin detail.
What inspires you?
PH: The elegance, the style, the refinement, the attitude – these are the inspiring fortes of my creative, empty side.
The ambience of a place, the soft touch of some objects or materials having a rich soul – full of life and potential.
What’s your typical style?
PH:I love to bring back vivid details from my numerous journeys, so that I can process them to create something…
To turn them into the essentials of the “Art deco” and to redesign them for the present times, for a comfort and functionality that are indisputable.
What makes a great designer?
PH:The great master-tailors with their savoir faire “Maison”, the precision of a stitch, the subtle, hidden interlining of a suit – everything that transfers the magic of the fingers onto a piece of clothing is the mark of a great designer.And when designing for women, the stress is always on their sex appeal.
What made you become a designer?
PH:It is my love for my work and the dream of creating something that have spurred me on to becoming a designer.
Violet is my colour; deep like the gardens of “La Mamounia” of my childhood. One can often see it as an anchor point in my collections.
In my endeavour to achieve elegance lies the strength to turn my ambition into success.
What does the PHC label represent?
PH:The “Patrick Hellmann” label represents a culture where the savoir faire of tailoring and architecture is passed on within the family. It is a must to satisfy the customer’s requirements even in the smallest of details – til absolute sophistication is achieved.
What’s next for you?
PH:2014 will be a particularly evolutionary year, focussing on the development of a product line for women. The men’s collection would showcase innovations that promise to be swank and comfortable.
Find out more at http://www.patrick-hellmann.com/ or if you would like to arrange a media visit to the London store at 54 St. James’s Street, St. James’s London, SW1A 1JT please get in touch. We can show you the current collection over a cocktail or two at the instore bar.
To download/view the Patrick Hellmann lifestyle brochure click here