Patricia Hofstede is a costume designer and painter based in Amsterdam.

Fueled by her love and interest for color, natural textiles and spirituality she creates stage costumes with a classic yet modern twist emphasizing simplicity, understated elegance and symbolism. Her studio, which is part gallery part laboratory is nestled in Amsterdam. This hybrid home-base serves as a backdrop for her design work and her paintings and has enabled Patricia to open her door to interdisciplinary collaborations in the fields of the arts, music and theatre.

In 2017 she designed costumes for the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir, led by John Eliot Gardiner, for their landmark project to experience all three surviving operas by Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di Poppea, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and L’Orfeo. In 2019 she was the costume designer for their tour of Handel’s Semele to Paris.

Patricia has been working with director Sjaron Minailo on several projects. She was designing for Future Opera on the Bergen National Opera, The arrival of Mr Z by Meriç Artaç and most recent for the opera Notwehr, composed by Annelies van Parys at the Biennale in Venice.

In realizing her costume design, she always works closely together with patternmaker Kim Jansen.