Patricia Hofstede (b.1983) is a (costume) designer and painter based in Amsterdam. With her love for color, patterns and symbolism she creates pieces that contain merely textile and paint. Her garments and costumes have an ancient - modern twist in which simplicity, elegance, and spirituality play an important role. Patricia is a self–thought designer. In 2009 she started the label Bravoure .This label participated in the Amsterdam Fashion Week and produced several collections. With this great learning experience, Patricia decided not to continue in the vast rhythm of fashion and collections but instead to focus on the essence of creating. That year she also started to study at the Academy of Applied Humanities in Utrecht. In 2015 'Atelier Paradis' was born ; a new studio/boutique with productions locally made and using durable materials. It also created the possibility for wider collaborations in the fields of arts, music, and theater. Atelier Paradis is located in the Jordan area in Amsterdam.