Alex Maté and Lee Brooks creations are the perfect combination of chaos and balance, of high fashion transcending folk art. The designs of Alex & Lee are a mixture of passementerie — cording, hand dying and braided materials interwoven with found objects that include fossils, gemstones, mineral specimens, along with organic and antique ornaments. These elements are collage-placed and finished in one-of-a-kind creations.
After the death of Alex Maté in 1992, Greg Franke entered into the artistic partnership with his own unique aesthetic of style and beauty. Alex & Lee creations continue their evolution as one of the most influential American heritage brands and is the essence of imagination and beauty.