LONG JOHN . NETHERLANDS

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Meet The Person

This new episode of Meet the Person is with Haman Alimardani, founder of Hamansutra. Thanks for sharing your great denim story.

By Wouter Munnichs
long-john.nl/hamansutra

Meet The Person

This new episode of Meet the Person is with Haman Alimardani, founder of Hamansutra. Thanks for sharing your great denim story.

By Wouter Munnichs
long-john.nl/hamansutra

DENIM HUNTERS . INTERVIEW

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THE BUSINESS OF DENIM BY DENIM HUNTERS

How Hamansutra Made an Homage to Levi Strauss by Customising 501s

Haman Alimardani aka Hamansutra is a sewing machinist, a master tailor, and a design director. Thomas Stege Bojer, founder of Denimhunters, met hamansutra at Bluezone in January 2019 where he was showing a few of his vintage sewing machines and his latest collaborations, including his homage to Levi Strauss.

LINK
vimeo.com/hamansutra/levistrauss

THE BUSINESS OF DENIM BY DENIM HUNTERS

How Hamansutra Made an Homage to Levi Strauss by Customising 501s

Haman Alimardani aka Hamansutra is a sewing machinist, a master tailor, and a design director. Thomas Stege Bojer, founder of Denimhunters, met hamansutra at Bluezone in January 2019 where he was showing a few of his vintage sewing machines and his latest collaborations, including his homage to Levi Strauss.

LINK
vimeo.com/hamansutra/levistrauss

BEKLEIDUNGSWERKE . TUESDAYS

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Behind this door is where the magic happens.

Tuesdays are appointment days
hamansutra‘s showroom is open in Munich’s Schwabing district and the location includes a further space known as “Bekleidungswerke“ (Clothing Workshop). We’ll take another look at the products in a few years. Great success comes from great support. Sorry, no super knock down bargain basement sale prices, because quality is never on sale. And holding a sale is nothing more or less than destroying a collection. One man – one machine. That’s why we call ourselves The Man Machines and listen to electro tracks. Every machine focuses on one detail, produces a product that is not open to discussion.

by appointments only
HAMANSUTRA, LLC
Hohenzollernstrasse 14 / RGB
80801 Munich
Germany

© 2019 HAMANSUTRA, LLC
NEW YORK . MUNICH

Behind this door is where the magic happens.

Tuesdays are appointment days
hamansutra‘s showroom is open in Munich’s Schwabing district and the location includes a further space known as “Bekleidungswerke“ (Clothing Workshop). We’ll take another look at the products in a few years. Great success comes from great support. Sorry, no super knock down bargain basement sale prices, because quality is never on sale. And holding a sale is nothing more or less than destroying a collection. One man – one machine. That’s why we call ourselves The Man Machines and listen to electro tracks. Every machine focuses on one detail, produces a product that is not open to discussion.

by appointments only
HAMANSUTRA, LLC
Hohenzollernstrasse 14 / RGB
80801 Munich
Germany

© 2019 HAMANSUTRA, LLC
NEW YORK . MUNICH

PROJECT MANAGER . 2019

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HAMANSUTRA Needs You!
Do you have a business management background and great contacts in the fashion/design industry?

Your duties:
– Acquisition and quotations
Win jobs, prepare quotations

– Negotiations and contracts
Customer contact – diplomatic, yet assertive
Negotiate fees, draw up and sign contracts

– Ideas and realization
Document ideas, source suitable producers and partners, plan and realize projects,
control budgets

– Public Relations & Media
All aspects of public relations, from newsletters to award entries and organizing trade show presence

Your skills:
– You have a deep understanding of creativity and can market it effectively
– You can effectively translate ideas into practice: brainstorming, writing sales profiles, conducting professional correspondence with producers, sponsors and collaboration partners
– You are skilled at establishing new leads and managing existing contacts
– You purposefully acquire sales, listings and contracts, and execute them successfully
– You are meticulous at preparing quotations, offers and contracts
– You are thoroughly familiar with all aspects of PR

HAMANSUTRA Needs You!
Do you have a business management background and great contacts in the fashion/design industry?

Your duties:
– Acquisition and quotations
Win jobs, prepare quotations

– Negotiations and contracts
Customer contact – diplomatic, yet assertive
Negotiate fees, draw up and sign contracts

– Ideas and realization
Document ideas, source suitable producers and partners, plan and realize projects,
control budgets

– Public Relations & Media
All aspects of public relations, from newsletters to award entries and organizing trade show presence

Your skills:
– You have a deep understanding of creativity and can market it effectively
– You can effectively translate ideas into practice: brainstorming, writing sales profiles, conducting professional correspondence with producers, sponsors and collaboration partners
– You are skilled at establishing new leads and managing existing contacts
– You purposefully acquire sales, listings and contracts, and execute them successfully
– You are meticulous at preparing quotations, offers and contracts
– You are thoroughly familiar with all aspects of PR

LEE & WRANGLER . VFC . 2019

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LEE & WRANGLER – A COMMON ENERGY UNIT FOR ITS PREMIUM LINES

As a tribute to Henry David Lee and Hudson Overall Company, we were invited to design and present a new design focus for target groups like department stores, denim specialists and apparel generalists, and including opportunities, key cities etc. Otherwise all is strictly confidential, top secret and a complete mystery. Our aim is to launch a global Lee and Wrangler Premium Line. We’ll see, and hopefully understand. When C.C Hudson (founder of Wrangler) was 20 and sewing overalls to make a living, he was in the same position as me; a factory went bust, and he snapped up the old sewing machines, rented a room over a grocery store and started to make overalls himself. Believe it or not, I have the exact same machines. Today they produce vintage and authentic clothing as they always have. Heavy duty clothing and old school truth.

LINK
vfc.com

LEE & WRANGLER – A COMMON ENERGY UNIT FOR ITS PREMIUM LINES

As a tribute to Henry David Lee and Hudson Overall Company, we were invited to design and present a new design focus for target groups like department stores, denim specialists and apparel generalists, and including opportunities, key cities etc. Otherwise all is strictly confidential, top secret and a complete mystery. Our aim is to launch a global Lee and Wrangler Premium Line. We’ll see, and hopefully understand. When C.C Hudson (founder of Wrangler) was 20 and sewing overalls to make a living, he was in the same position as me; a factory went bust, and he snapped up the old sewing machines, rented a room over a grocery store and started to make overalls himself. Believe it or not, I have the exact same machines. Today they produce vintage and authentic clothing as they always have. Heavy duty clothing and old school truth.

LINK
vfc.com

VIRGIL ABLOH . LVMH . 2019

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So it’s time to leave you a preview. Virgil Abloh’s Alphabet was designed and presented as a morning briefing. Each page is like a slap in the face. right, left, right, left…

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us.louisvuitton.com

So it’s time to leave you a preview. Virgil Abloh’s Alphabet was designed and presented as a morning briefing. Each page is like a slap in the face. right, left, right, left…

LINK
us.louisvuitton.com

SKETCHBOOK . ARCHIVE

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ILLUSTRATIONS

Dare to fire ideas onto the page, as precise as a sharpshooter. Here are a few examples of my private, personal drawings from a variety of projects.

ILLUSTRATIONS

Dare to fire ideas onto the page, as precise as a sharpshooter. Here are a few examples of my private, personal drawings from a variety of projects.

MUNICH FABRIC START . 2019

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SPRING SUMMER 2020. DENIM FAIR WITH HAMANSUTRA on H6 | CATALYZER #B06

hamansutra‘s booth presentation at the Munich Fabric Start on January 29th and 30th 2019. The location include a further space known as “Bekleidungswerke“ (Clothing Works) with old sewing machines and the beautiful Candiani Denim. Hamansutra’s workshop live in the Catalyzer Hall for buyers, press and industry creatures.

LINK
munichfabricstart.com
candianidenim.it

SPRING SUMMER 2020. DENIM FAIR WITH HAMANSUTRA on H6 | CATALYZER #B06

hamansutra‘s booth presentation at the Munich Fabric Start on January 29th and 30th 2019. The location include a further space known as “Bekleidungswerke“ (Clothing Works) with old sewing machines and the beautiful Candiani Denim. Hamansutra’s workshop live in the Catalyzer Hall for buyers, press and industry creatures.

LINK
munichfabricstart.com
candianidenim.it

INSTAGRAMAZINE . PRINT IDEA

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LINK
instagram.com/hamansutra

How about a printed newspaper for Instagram?

What I mean is a kind of newspaper to bring a dose of reality to the digital take world. Every photo from an Instagram account costs EUR 1.49, the costs of printing out 1 photo by the account owner. The printed version can be used as PR for Instagram because, hey, there are people out there that never use social media. With 10,000 customers you could have the newspaper printed and send it out to customers by olde worlde mail or sell it in magazine stores. One day we’ll see and understand.

Talk to us.

LINK
instagram.com/hamansutra

How about a printed newspaper for Instagram?

What I mean is a kind of newspaper to bring a dose of reality to the digital take world. Every photo from an Instagram account costs EUR 1.49, the costs of printing out 1 photo by the account owner. The printed version can be used as PR for Instagram because, hey, there are people out there that never use social media. With 10,000 customers you could have the newspaper printed and send it out to customers by olde worlde mail or sell it in magazine stores. One day we’ll see and understand.

Talk to us.

501 UPDATED BY HAMANSUTRA

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501 ORIGINAL UPDATED BY HAMANSUTRA

The Homage to Levi Strauss involves a 501 jeans design updated and customized by fashion designer hamansutra

available at QUICKSHOP.NYC

Levi’s turned 145 years old on 20th of May 2018.

I hereby present my own Homage to Levi Strauss with my private collection of LEVI’S with Rare Big E. For me, denim is nothing less than clothes for life, and I’ve been wearing Levi’s jackets and pants since I can remember.

Also as double denim, like a suit – a tradition in Texas. I and likeminded aficionados were already prowling flea markets in the 80s and 90s, seeking out the selvedge denim pants with the BIG E label, very aware of the value of what we found. After my research showed that no true homage was ever paid to Levi Strauss, I decided to launch my own project.

And because Levi Strauss came from Bavaria, Germany, I thought it was fitting to incorporate the baby-blue diamonds of the Bavarian flag, in the screenprinted pocket linings and the packaging. Here it is.

The „501 – Original/Updated“ by Hamansutra is limited to 100 pieces, which will be available only on QUICKSHOP.NYC or in our Showroom in Munich and at a price of Euro 349 with packaging.

501 ORIGINAL UPDATED BY HAMANSUTRA

The Homage to Levi Strauss involves a 501 jeans design updated and customized by fashion designer hamansutra

available at QUICKSHOP.NYC

Levi’s turned 145 years old on 20th of May 2018.

I hereby present my own Homage to Levi Strauss with my private collection of LEVI’S with Rare Big E. For me, denim is nothing less than clothes for life, and I’ve been wearing Levi’s jackets and pants since I can remember.

Also as double denim, like a suit – a tradition in Texas. I and likeminded aficionados were already prowling flea markets in the 80s and 90s, seeking out the selvedge denim pants with the BIG E label, very aware of the value of what we found. After my research showed that no true homage was ever paid to Levi Strauss, I decided to launch my own project.

And because Levi Strauss came from Bavaria, Germany, I thought it was fitting to incorporate the baby-blue diamonds of the Bavarian flag, in the screenprinted pocket linings and the packaging. Here it is.

The „501 – Original/Updated“ by Hamansutra is limited to 100 pieces, which will be available only on QUICKSHOP.NYC or in our Showroom in Munich and at a price of Euro 349 with packaging.

HOMAGE TO LEVI STRAUSS . 2018

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HOMAGE TO LEVI STRAUSS BY HAMANSUTRA . 2018

After my research showed that no true homage was ever paid to Levi Strauss, I decided to launch my own project. And because Levi Strauss came from Bavaria, Germany, I thought it was fitting to incorporate the baby-blue diamonds of the Bavarian flag, in the screenprinted pocket linings and the packaging. I hereby present my own Homage to Levi Strauss with my private collection of LEVI’S with Rare Big E. We were already prowling flea markets in the 80s and 90s, seeking out the selvedge denim pants with the BIG E label, very aware of the value of what we found. For me, denim is nothing less than clothes for life, and I’ve been wearing Levi’s jackets and jeans since I can remember. Also as double denim, like a suit – a tradition in Texas.

Bekleidungswerke
master tailor in the technical construction of clothing.

This shoot was made with love using analog photography Andrew Williams, SF, USA

© 100% hamansutra

HOMAGE TO LEVI STRAUSS BY HAMANSUTRA . 2018

After my research showed that no true homage was ever paid to Levi Strauss, I decided to launch my own project. And because Levi Strauss came from Bavaria, Germany, I thought it was fitting to incorporate the baby-blue diamonds of the Bavarian flag, in the screenprinted pocket linings and the packaging. I hereby present my own Homage to Levi Strauss with my private collection of LEVI’S with Rare Big E. We were already prowling flea markets in the 80s and 90s, seeking out the selvedge denim pants with the BIG E label, very aware of the value of what we found. For me, denim is nothing less than clothes for life, and I’ve been wearing Levi’s jackets and jeans since I can remember. Also as double denim, like a suit – a tradition in Texas.

Bekleidungswerke
master tailor in the technical construction of clothing.

This shoot was made with love using analog photography Andrew Williams, SF, USA

© 100% hamansutra

CLAX BY HAMANSUTRA

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Yo welcome to my Planet Soul,

“The idea behind this workshop, which I call “Bekleidungswerke” or „clothing works“, is to create a manufacturing centre with old sewing machines. I’m at its heart, as the mechanic, the master tailor in the technical construction of clothing, and the Design Director.”

I like going to visit customers personally, because customers are like patients. I transport the products with my CLAX…

LINK
VIMEO.COM/HAMANSUTRA/CLAX

Yo welcome to my Planet Soul,

“The idea behind this workshop, which I call “Bekleidungswerke” or „clothing works“, is to create a manufacturing centre with old sewing machines. I’m at its heart, as the mechanic, the master tailor in the technical construction of clothing, and the Design Director.”

I like going to visit customers personally, because customers are like patients. I transport the products with my CLAX…

LINK
VIMEO.COM/HAMANSUTRA/CLAX

BOXING BOOTS BY HAMANSUTRA

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HISTORY
A shoe that was long in in the making. Based on old boxer boot styles, it became a shoe designed for situations where you need to be on your guard. The problem with boxer boots was always all those laces. So much time spent just on lacing up your boots. I wanted to keep the laces, but added a zipper as a core update. The classic laced style is retained, but the zipper allows you to be out of the dressing room and into the ring in an instant. This combination of laces and zipper is known as a “double safety unit” and originally came from the field of jet aviation. If an emergency occurs in aviation, nobody has time to fumble with laces. This is a really functional design that makes it easy to take your place promptly if there’s an alert. The laces adjust the fit of the shoe to the contours of your foot; once the shoe fits, you need only zip up or down to don and remove it. Couldn’t be faster. The zipper tab is detachable and replaceable for an added style detail. As with all Hamansutra shoes, we recommend using a boot jack to remove the boot. From 0-100 in 0.2 seconds. Available in 100% Black, suitable as a leisure shoe and for going out. Manufactured in Austria

Pre-Order Only

HISTORY
A shoe that was long in in the making. Based on old boxer boot styles, it became a shoe designed for situations where you need to be on your guard. The problem with boxer boots was always all those laces. So much time spent just on lacing up your boots. I wanted to keep the laces, but added a zipper as a core update. The classic laced style is retained, but the zipper allows you to be out of the dressing room and into the ring in an instant. This combination of laces and zipper is known as a “double safety unit” and originally came from the field of jet aviation. If an emergency occurs in aviation, nobody has time to fumble with laces. This is a really functional design that makes it easy to take your place promptly if there’s an alert. The laces adjust the fit of the shoe to the contours of your foot; once the shoe fits, you need only zip up or down to don and remove it. Couldn’t be faster. The zipper tab is detachable and replaceable for an added style detail. As with all Hamansutra shoes, we recommend using a boot jack to remove the boot. From 0-100 in 0.2 seconds. Available in 100% Black, suitable as a leisure shoe and for going out. Manufactured in Austria

Pre-Order Only

QUICKSHOP.NYC

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hamansutra’s online store is open.

Jam in the center so you can enter.

I am the founder of the “virtual New York online store” QUICKSHOP.NYC, which operates from Munich. My clothing brand – HAMANSUTRA, founded 1996 – makes jackets, pants and shirts inhouse, as authentic as 150 years ago. The HAMANSUTRA “clothing works“ is equipped with a formidable array of vintage sewing machines – battered, yet still going strong. I am its heart, as design director, (clothing) mechanic and master technical tailor. As well as clothing with brands from the US, Japan and Germany, my small-scale showroom with minimalist interior carries a selection of handmade shoes with special historical wooden nails in the soles, “Created with Love from New York City and Manufactured in Austria”. There are also accessories, freshly made cosmetics and chocolate. My motto is “No Savings – Only Quality”, because quality outlasts the biggest global trends, and quality is never on sale. My online store was inspired by my vision of the US Army, with soldiers holed up in 8 sqm containers sending drones into war which were controlled from somewhere or other in the world.

LINK
QUICKSHOP.NYC

hamansutra’s online store is open.

Jam in the center so you can enter.

I am the founder of the “virtual New York online store” QUICKSHOP.NYC, which operates from Munich. My clothing brand – HAMANSUTRA, founded 1996 – makes jackets, pants and shirts inhouse, as authentic as 150 years ago. The HAMANSUTRA “clothing works“ is equipped with a formidable array of vintage sewing machines – battered, yet still going strong. I am its heart, as design director, (clothing) mechanic and master technical tailor. As well as clothing with brands from the US, Japan and Germany, my small-scale showroom with minimalist interior carries a selection of handmade shoes with special historical wooden nails in the soles, “Created with Love from New York City and Manufactured in Austria”. There are also accessories, freshly made cosmetics and chocolate. My motto is “No Savings – Only Quality”, because quality outlasts the biggest global trends, and quality is never on sale. My online store was inspired by my vision of the US Army, with soldiers holed up in 8 sqm containers sending drones into war which were controlled from somewhere or other in the world.

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QUICKSHOP.NYC

POLICE GERMANY . 1940’s SHOES

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POLICE GERMANY . 1940s SHOES BY HAMANSUTRA

available at QUICKSHOP.NYC

Way back in 2002 I had an important phone call from the German arms industry about designing new uniforms for the German police. It didn’t work out for various reasons, because I’d lived in London and had a mission there – but now in 2017, the new hand-crafted shoes for the police force are an ongoing thing. Just to show you how long some projects take to develop to maturity. 15 years later, this one is continuing smooth as you like. Back in the Second World War, uniforms were produced as bespoke tailoring for the mass market. I’m reviving this idea and this aim today as a passion of mine, and look forward to receiving orders. Today there are almost 400,000 police in Germany, civil servants of the state. No problem. Companies like Harley Davidson, Hugo Ferdinand Boss, Ferdinand Porsche, Thyssen, Krupp, Burberry, Robert Bosch only got started by producing for the arms industry. And the factories went up, converted into lofts today if they’re still standing.

Handmade Shoes with special historical wooden nails on the sole.

“Created with Love from New York City and Manufactured in Austria”

© 100% hamansutra

POLICE GERMANY . 1940s SHOES BY HAMANSUTRA

available at QUICKSHOP.NYC

Way back in 2002 I had an important phone call from the German arms industry about designing new uniforms for the German police. It didn’t work out for various reasons, because I’d lived in London and had a mission there – but now in 2017, the new hand-crafted shoes for the police force are an ongoing thing. Just to show you how long some projects take to develop to maturity. 15 years later, this one is continuing smooth as you like. Back in the Second World War, uniforms were produced as bespoke tailoring for the mass market. I’m reviving this idea and this aim today as a passion of mine, and look forward to receiving orders. Today there are almost 400,000 police in Germany, civil servants of the state. No problem. Companies like Harley Davidson, Hugo Ferdinand Boss, Ferdinand Porsche, Thyssen, Krupp, Burberry, Robert Bosch only got started by producing for the arms industry. And the factories went up, converted into lofts today if they’re still standing.

Handmade Shoes with special historical wooden nails on the sole.

“Created with Love from New York City and Manufactured in Austria”

© 100% hamansutra

NO SCANDAL, NO PRESS.

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Graffiti in Munich – Grassed up, jailed and reconciled

Alois Spies and Haman Alimardani were once bitterly opposed. A quarter of a century later, Germany’s first graffiti hunter and the ex-sprayer meet again.

Fashion designer and ex-sprayer Haman Alimardani aims to make a book out of the photos collected by Germany‘s first official graffiti hunter, Alois Spies.

–> We are looking for publishers interested in printing and selling the book.

LINK
Sueddeutsche-Zeitung/Haman-Alimardani

ABOUT
Süddeutsche Zeitung, founded 1945, also known as SZ, Germany’s largest broadsheet newspaper, publishes articles of international interest.

Credit
by Jasmin Siebert

© 100% hamansutra

Graffiti in Munich – Grassed up, jailed and reconciled

Alois Spies and Haman Alimardani were once bitterly opposed. A quarter of a century later, Germany’s first graffiti hunter and the ex-sprayer meet again.

Fashion designer and ex-sprayer Haman Alimardani aims to make a book out of the photos collected by Germany‘s first official graffiti hunter, Alois Spies.

–> We are looking for publishers interested in printing and selling the book.

LINK
Sueddeutsche-Zeitung/Haman-Alimardani

ABOUT
Süddeutsche Zeitung, founded 1945, also known as SZ, Germany’s largest broadsheet newspaper, publishes articles of international interest.

Credit
by Jasmin Siebert

© 100% hamansutra

ADIDAS . MEMORY OF JAM MASTER JAY

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IN MEMORY OF JAM MASTER JAY . 15TH REMEMBRANCE YEAR

There are no words. This Adidas Ultrastar Sneaker was originally launched as the Adidas Superstar in 1969 – and here it is in my redesign, with headphone cables as the laces. I used this lace idea for my first shoe collection, CMYK by hamansutra, in 2010. I designed the laces to fit any shoe in the world. And now it’s official: an idea that I’ve had for a long, long time has now become reality. For our Homie and Brother Jam Master Jay. Now the RUN DMC DJ has his own shoe with headphone laces – at long last. In the 90s I had special authorization to meet him at a DJ gig in Munich, with photo and autograph. Rest in Paradise Homie. (*1965 – 2002)

*This shoot was made with love and is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise approved by the Adidas company or his estate.

IN MEMORY OF JAM MASTER JAY . 15TH REMEMBRANCE YEAR

There are no words. This Adidas Ultrastar Sneaker was originally launched as the Adidas Superstar in 1969 – and here it is in my redesign, with headphone cables as the laces. I used this lace idea for my first shoe collection, CMYK by hamansutra, in 2010. I designed the laces to fit any shoe in the world. And now it’s official: an idea that I’ve had for a long, long time has now become reality. For our Homie and Brother Jam Master Jay. Now the RUN DMC DJ has his own shoe with headphone laces – at long last. In the 90s I had special authorization to meet him at a DJ gig in Munich, with photo and autograph. Rest in Paradise Homie. (*1965 – 2002)

*This shoot was made with love and is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise approved by the Adidas company or his estate.

CASH CLIP CAP . No risk nothing new

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You buy jewelry with money – and I turn money into jewelry.

Interesting encounters in NYC when I took to the streets with my wad of notes on my cap. Some people laughed out loud, some people on Broadway asked if they could take my picture, some just took the picture without asking. The paparazzi effect! And the hard side of street life in the US – all the homeless and crashed-and-burned veterans out begging. I presented money as jewelry, an odd concept for these fragile existences. “Spare change, homie? God bless, but hold on!?! You have some money on your cap!” Look at all the people loaded with silver jewelry, antlers, headphones, all that stuff. Incredible how people run around with blinkers and my idea is suddenly regarded as unusual, weird or strange. NYC is conservative too.

No risk, nothing new. May I introduce: Cash Clip for caps.

© 2017 HAMANSUTRA, LLC
NEW YORK . MUNICH

You buy jewelry with money – and I turn money into jewelry.

Interesting encounters in NYC when I took to the streets with my wad of notes on my cap. Some people laughed out loud, some people on Broadway asked if they could take my picture, some just took the picture without asking. The paparazzi effect! And the hard side of street life in the US – all the homeless and crashed-and-burned veterans out begging. I presented money as jewelry, an odd concept for these fragile existences. “Spare change, homie? God bless, but hold on!?! You have some money on your cap!” Look at all the people loaded with silver jewelry, antlers, headphones, all that stuff. Incredible how people run around with blinkers and my idea is suddenly regarded as unusual, weird or strange. NYC is conservative too.

No risk, nothing new. May I introduce: Cash Clip for caps.

© 2017 HAMANSUTRA, LLC
NEW YORK . MUNICH

CAZAL 951 . MEMORY OF CARI ZALLONI

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CAZAL 951 . IN MEMORY OF CARI ZALLONI . 5TH REMEMBRANCE YEAR

In 2013 a presentation with eyewear designers was planned in New York and because I was working with Cazal as creative partner and in Special Marketing and Sales at the time, I was asked to redesign the Cazal 951. I had always wanted to continue updating the design of the Cazal 951 – it’s so much more than eyewear, and I’m familiar in depth with all of the details and all the sources of inspiration that Cari Zalloni had drawn on. When I presented my designs and ideas to the then owner of Cazal in Passau, Germany, he had to laugh when he saw one of my ideas; he recalled Cari Zalloni coming up with exactly the same idea in the 80s and putting it on hold because it was too difficult to realize. He might also have been persuaded to leave it be, under the “no such thing as can’t” philosophy that rules among designers. And now it’s official: Cari, this one’s for you, 32 years on. This is your design, updated by me and implemented as a simulation. Rest in Paradise good old friend. (*1937-2012)

*This shoot was made with love and is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise approved by the Cazal eyewear company or his estate.

CAZAL 951 . IN MEMORY OF CARI ZALLONI . 5TH REMEMBRANCE YEAR

In 2013 a presentation with eyewear designers was planned in New York and because I was working with Cazal as creative partner and in Special Marketing and Sales at the time, I was asked to redesign the Cazal 951. I had always wanted to continue updating the design of the Cazal 951 – it’s so much more than eyewear, and I’m familiar in depth with all of the details and all the sources of inspiration that Cari Zalloni had drawn on. When I presented my designs and ideas to the then owner of Cazal in Passau, Germany, he had to laugh when he saw one of my ideas; he recalled Cari Zalloni coming up with exactly the same idea in the 80s and putting it on hold because it was too difficult to realize. He might also have been persuaded to leave it be, under the “no such thing as can’t” philosophy that rules among designers. And now it’s official: Cari, this one’s for you, 32 years on. This is your design, updated by me and implemented as a simulation. Rest in Paradise good old friend. (*1937-2012)

*This shoot was made with love and is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise approved by the Cazal eyewear company or his estate.

NIKE x HAMANSUTRA x TINT STORE

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TINT STORE IN COOP WITH NIKE AND HAMANSUTRA

What started last year with an exhibition and lookbooks is now complete. May I present my Nike Marathon High Hell, Made with Love in Germany.

Hamansutra was booked as Coordinator & Sneaker Transformer for Tint Store Munich, with the involvement of 2 major companies – Nike and Red Bull. I was asked to curate the choice of artists. An incredible team and a great event.

TINT STORE IN COOP WITH NIKE AND HAMANSUTRA

What started last year with an exhibition and lookbooks is now complete. May I present my Nike Marathon High Hell, Made with Love in Germany.

Hamansutra was booked as Coordinator & Sneaker Transformer for Tint Store Munich, with the involvement of 2 major companies – Nike and Red Bull. I was asked to curate the choice of artists. An incredible team and a great event.

CMYK BY HAMANSUTRA . SHOES

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CMYK Shoe by hamansutra
The hamansutra think tank now expands with the launch of hamansutra high top shoes

Form
The shoe, a unisex design, has an aesthetic form reminiscent of classical ballet and dance shoes. It is made from quality cowskin leather, with featherlight heel and toe caps that fit closely to the foot like rugged tailor-made socks. The broad lacing and thin sole provide the flexibility and freedom required for acting and dance, yet the special material of the sole ensures that the shoe is suitable for all terrains and provides sufficient protection to prevent foot deformation in everyday wear.

Name
The name indicates a nod to the roots of fashion designer Haman Alimardani, who began his promising career in the field of graphic design. CMYK stands for the four basic colors of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (black), used in printing as the basis of all colors. The shoe will be produced in these four shades plus white – as the basic color of paper. „My shoes are to the world as paint is to a picture. I view myself not only as their designer, but also as the creator of a body which constantly rearranges itself from dancing atoms.“

Shoe
Ultra-supple, comfortable sock-like shoe, based on traditional dancers‘ shoes. Available in all colors, suitable as a leisure shoe and for going out.

Photography
Mierswa Kluska

CMYK Shoe by hamansutra
The hamansutra think tank now expands with the launch of hamansutra high top shoes

Form
The shoe, a unisex design, has an aesthetic form reminiscent of classical ballet and dance shoes. It is made from quality cowskin leather, with featherlight heel and toe caps that fit closely to the foot like rugged tailor-made socks. The broad lacing and thin sole provide the flexibility and freedom required for acting and dance, yet the special material of the sole ensures that the shoe is suitable for all terrains and provides sufficient protection to prevent foot deformation in everyday wear.

Name
The name indicates a nod to the roots of fashion designer Haman Alimardani, who began his promising career in the field of graphic design. CMYK stands for the four basic colors of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (black), used in printing as the basis of all colors. The shoe will be produced in these four shades plus white – as the basic color of paper. „My shoes are to the world as paint is to a picture. I view myself not only as their designer, but also as the creator of a body which constantly rearranges itself from dancing atoms.“

Shoe
Ultra-supple, comfortable sock-like shoe, based on traditional dancers‘ shoes. Available in all colors, suitable as a leisure shoe and for going out.

Photography
Mierswa Kluska

CMYK BY HAMANSUTRA 2ND EDITION

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LOVELETTER

the hamansutra think tank now expands with the launch of hamansutra high top shoes, designed to be independent of fashion seasons. They are timeless. creator haman alimardani is a fashion designer, graphic artist and dj. this unisex shoe in quality leather features a supple, ultra-comfortable design modeled on classical ballet and dance shoes and fitting as flexibly as a sock — yet the CMYK is also rugged enough for everyday wear. the CMYK is a go-anywhere shoe that takes you from dance studio or stage to club and city. hamansutra’s message is „My shoes are to the world as paint is to a picture.“

created with love from new york city, manufactured in brazil.
© 100% hamansutra

Photography
Andrew Williams

LOVELETTER

the hamansutra think tank now expands with the launch of hamansutra high top shoes, designed to be independent of fashion seasons. They are timeless. creator haman alimardani is a fashion designer, graphic artist and dj. this unisex shoe in quality leather features a supple, ultra-comfortable design modeled on classical ballet and dance shoes and fitting as flexibly as a sock — yet the CMYK is also rugged enough for everyday wear. the CMYK is a go-anywhere shoe that takes you from dance studio or stage to club and city. hamansutra’s message is „My shoes are to the world as paint is to a picture.“

created with love from new york city, manufactured in brazil.
© 100% hamansutra

Photography
Andrew Williams

CMYK BY HAMANSUTRA 1st EDITION

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hamansutra’s first shoe range CMYK launches globally in spring/summer 2011/2012. creator haman alimardani is a new york-based avantgarde fashion designer, graphic artist and internationally acclaimed dj. CMYK stands for the four basic print and graphic colors of cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black), complemented by versatile white. this unisex shoe in quality leather features a supple, ultra-comfortable design modeled on classical ballet and dance shoes and fitting as flexibly as a sock — yet the CMYK is also rugged enough for everyday wear. unique laces tipped with stereo mini-jacks reference hamansutra’s hallmark: a communication-based fusion of fashion and music. the CMYK is a go- anywhere shoe that takes you from dance studio or stage to club and city.

hamansutra’s message is “my shoes are to the world as paint is to a picture.”

»created with love from new york city, manufactured in brazil.«

hamansutra’s first shoe range CMYK launches globally in spring/summer 2011/2012. creator haman alimardani is a new york-based avantgarde fashion designer, graphic artist and internationally acclaimed dj. CMYK stands for the four basic print and graphic colors of cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black), complemented by versatile white. this unisex shoe in quality leather features a supple, ultra-comfortable design modeled on classical ballet and dance shoes and fitting as flexibly as a sock — yet the CMYK is also rugged enough for everyday wear. unique laces tipped with stereo mini-jacks reference hamansutra’s hallmark: a communication-based fusion of fashion and music. the CMYK is a go- anywhere shoe that takes you from dance studio or stage to club and city.

hamansutra’s message is “my shoes are to the world as paint is to a picture.”

»created with love from new york city, manufactured in brazil.«

HAMANSUTRA POSTERS IN ADK BERLIN

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HAMANSUTRA POSTER COLLECTION IN ADK BERLIN ARCHIVE
Hamansutra’s imagination and passion know no bounds – and neither does his graphic design work. A limited run of posters created by Hamansutra with other designers are now on display in the Berlin Academy of Arts (ADK) Archive as limited original screenprints and offset prints. It’s a great honour. Thank you, ADK Berlin.

About ADK
The Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts)
The Berlin Akademie der Künste, founded in 1696, is one of the oldest cultural institutes in Europe. It is an international community of artists and has a current total of 400 members in its six Sections (Visual Arts, Architecture, Music, Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Media Art).

In December 2015 the ADK archives went online for browsers and researchers at archiv.adk.de

Academy address
Akademie der Künste, Archiv
Luisenstr. 60
10117 Berlin
Tel. +49(0)30 200 57- 4040

LINK
adk.de

HAMANSUTRA POSTER COLLECTION IN ADK BERLIN ARCHIVE
Hamansutra’s imagination and passion know no bounds – and neither does his graphic design work. A limited run of posters created by Hamansutra with other designers are now on display in the Berlin Academy of Arts (ADK) Archive as limited original screenprints and offset prints. It’s a great honour. Thank you, ADK Berlin.

About ADK
The Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts)
The Berlin Akademie der Künste, founded in 1696, is one of the oldest cultural institutes in Europe. It is an international community of artists and has a current total of 400 members in its six Sections (Visual Arts, Architecture, Music, Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Media Art).

In December 2015 the ADK archives went online for browsers and researchers at archiv.adk.de

Academy address
Akademie der Künste, Archiv
Luisenstr. 60
10117 Berlin
Tel. +49(0)30 200 57- 4040

LINK
adk.de

HAMANSUTRA PENHOLDER CAP

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Let me introduce my latest accessory.

Join the idea of wearing a cap with a penholder! I’m always travelling and noting ideas, so it’s great to have a pen handy at all times. Take note – as long as you keep hacking away at your smartphones, nothing will come of it. Keep romance alive and start writing your name in graffiti on the wall.

Let me introduce my latest accessory.

Join the idea of wearing a cap with a penholder! I’m always travelling and noting ideas, so it’s great to have a pen handy at all times. Take note – as long as you keep hacking away at your smartphones, nothing will come of it. Keep romance alive and start writing your name in graffiti on the wall.

MODELISM III

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MADE WITH PANIK IN NEW YORK DIZZY

A shoot that turns the spotlight on a fashion designer and photographer on the streets of New York.

*This shoot was made with love using analog photography and is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise approved by the Cazal eyewear company or his estate.

CREDITS
Photography
Andrew Williams

Fashion

CMYK Shoes by hamansutra . Denim by hamansutra . Cazal eyewear

Street Cast
Edwin Bethea . Erin Gross . Maddie James . James Gripper . Elijah Pryor . Mike Manolo

Ford Models

Austin Szalkowski

All reproduction in any form and to any extent requires express prior written permission.

© 100% hamansutra

New York 2014

MADE WITH PANIK IN NEW YORK DIZZY

A shoot that turns the spotlight on a fashion designer and photographer on the streets of New York.

*This shoot was made with love using analog photography and is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise approved by the Cazal eyewear company or his estate.

CREDITS
Photography
Andrew Williams

Fashion

CMYK Shoes by hamansutra . Denim by hamansutra . Cazal eyewear

Street Cast
Edwin Bethea . Erin Gross . Maddie James . James Gripper . Elijah Pryor . Mike Manolo

Ford Models

Austin Szalkowski

All reproduction in any form and to any extent requires express prior written permission.

© 100% hamansutra

New York 2014

MODELISM II

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MADE WITH PANIK IN NEW YORK DIZZY

“I was sitting on the corner just a wasting my time, When I realized I was the king of the style”

A shoot that turns the spotlight on a fashion designer and photographer on the streets of New York. hamansutra reports on what he’s seen on the streets of New York, going up to people and giving them an on-the-spot cutting edge style boost.

Whatever they were wearing, styling tips like CMYK Shoes, hamansutra Denim pants and jackets and Cazal* eyewear gave them the feeling of being inside the heartbeat of the city. No more experiments, no more phases – time to be serious and get down to work.

*This shoot was made with love using analog photography and is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise approved by the Cazal eyewear company or his estate.

CREDITS
Photography
Andrew Williams

Fashion

CMYK Shoes by hamansutra . Denim by hamansutra . Cazal eyewear

Street Cast
Maddie James . Elijah Pryor . Mike Manolo

Ford Models

Austin Szalkowski

All reproduction in any form and to any extent requires express prior written permission.
© 100% hamansutra
New York 2013

MADE WITH PANIK IN NEW YORK DIZZY

“I was sitting on the corner just a wasting my time, When I realized I was the king of the style”

A shoot that turns the spotlight on a fashion designer and photographer on the streets of New York. hamansutra reports on what he’s seen on the streets of New York, going up to people and giving them an on-the-spot cutting edge style boost.

Whatever they were wearing, styling tips like CMYK Shoes, hamansutra Denim pants and jackets and Cazal* eyewear gave them the feeling of being inside the heartbeat of the city. No more experiments, no more phases – time to be serious and get down to work.

*This shoot was made with love using analog photography and is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise approved by the Cazal eyewear company or his estate.

CREDITS
Photography
Andrew Williams

Fashion

CMYK Shoes by hamansutra . Denim by hamansutra . Cazal eyewear

Street Cast
Maddie James . Elijah Pryor . Mike Manolo

Ford Models

Austin Szalkowski

All reproduction in any form and to any extent requires express prior written permission.
© 100% hamansutra
New York 2013

MODELISM . MUSIC BY EGYPTIAN LOVER

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a fashion inspiration by hamansutra
A short film that turns the spotlight on a fashion designer and photographer on the streets of New York seeking models that have the extra motivation lacked by agency models. Model agencies are quick to send out setcards and websites for models that turn out to be very different – or don’t even exist.

Photographer and I will rove from downtown to Upper East Side and include you in our deepest thoughts with voiceovers and subtitles. Welcome to “Modelism”!

LINK
vimeo.com/hamansutra/modelism

CREDITS
Fashion Designer . hamansutra
Music . The Egyptian Lover (Greg Broussard)
Featuring . Claire Anderson
Cinematography . Atsushi Nishijima
Editor . Uli Schoen
Intro Animation . Flin
Recording Studio . Jan Krause and 58Beats
Motion Graphics Color Grading . Jacub Moravek . Studio Seidel
Translation . Alison Moffat
Street Cast . Maddie James, Ashley Arico, Erin Schumaker, Heather Jones, Danielle Black, Caroline Collins, Nicky Jackson, Amelie Alkan.

Location at hamansutra studio, New York 2010

© 100% hamansutra

ITUNES . The Egyptian Lover

a fashion inspiration by hamansutra
A short film that turns the spotlight on a fashion designer and photographer on the streets of New York seeking models that have the extra motivation lacked by agency models. Model agencies are quick to send out setcards and websites for models that turn out to be very different – or don’t even exist.

Photographer and I will rove from downtown to Upper East Side and include you in our deepest thoughts with voiceovers and subtitles. Welcome to “Modelism”!

LINK
vimeo.com/hamansutra/modelism

CREDITS
Fashion Designer . hamansutra
Music . The Egyptian Lover (Greg Broussard)
Featuring . Claire Anderson
Cinematography . Atsushi Nishijima
Editor . Uli Schoen
Intro Animation . Flin
Recording Studio . Jan Krause and 58Beats
Motion Graphics Color Grading . Jacub Moravek . Studio Seidel
Translation . Alison Moffat
Street Cast . Maddie James, Ashley Arico, Erin Schumaker, Heather Jones, Danielle Black, Caroline Collins, Nicky Jackson, Amelie Alkan.

Location at hamansutra studio, New York 2010

© 100% hamansutra

ITUNES . The Egyptian Lover

HOMAGE TO CARI ZALLONI . NYC

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New York November 21st, 2010
Pablo’s Birthday Gallery was pleased to present the New York debut of hamansutra’s CAZAL Sunglasses Project.

Foreword by Cari Zalloni
(Austria, Kleinstuebing, Tuesday October 26 2010)
The project “Homage to Cari Zalloni” arose from hamansutra’s passion for CAZAL products, which he collects. In the late eighties Cari Zalloni (head designer of CAZAL) created two sunglasses styles that changed the hiphop community. Denis Pernath and hamansutra present Cazal portraits and collages. London, 2003.

LINK
vimeo.com/17459381

MUSIC
Harlem Nights

NO SUPPORT

MEMORY OF CARI ZALLONI . BORN 1937 DIED 2012 . REST IN LOVE PEACE AND SOUL

CAZAL . eyewear . face . a design symbiosis
Friend, Partner, Mentor, Visionary and Idol. “The world was not ready for the mind of Cari Zalloni”. As a community of Cazal collectors and wearers, we spent years contacting the CAZAL company, trying to get them to issue your Vintage series – a pioneering idea in the late 1990s. We were laughed at, ignored, not taken seriously, while your eyewear landed with the wrong people – the wrong models, the wrong tasteless ad agencies…

Quote from Cari Zalloni’s Foreword
“hiding eyes behind dark glasses is a way of saying “look at me,” expressing the precise opposite of the action, and successful sun eyewear has a function which extends far beyond mere eye protection. for me, the eyewear market in the USA is and always has been my special market.”

As the saying goes, the prophet is without honor in his own country. Wake up, Germany! I’m happy that I could add some honor by staging a homage to you in New York City, with a foreword written by you that I waited years to get. Not an easy undertaking, but a very valuable one. We miss you, dear Cari. We had such plans. But we’ll continue to honor your work.

Cari Zalloni was an eyewear designer of outstanding reputation. His Cazal sunglasses – a name derived by combining the first syllables of his first and last names – are characterized by aggressive styling, unique detailing and unparalleled craftsmanship and express his uncompromising design attitude.

He says, “A designer eyewear line that pleases everyone is unlikely to inspire. Good design must be thought-provoking.”

Cazal eyewear
Today the eyewear and sun eyewear designed by Cari Zalloni is a success story spanning 40 years and acclaimed all over the world Cazal eyewear is associated with old school hiphop, graffiti, breakdance, DJs, record collectors and a host of other personalities like EGYPTIAN LOVER, MICHAEL JACKSON, RUN DMC, MELANIE GRIFFITH, RODNEY O & JOE COOLEY, ELVIS PRESLEY, BARRY NEWMAN, STEVIE WONDER, FAT BOYS, MIKE TYSON, GWEN STEFANI and JAY Z.

New York November 21st, 2010
Pablo’s Birthday Gallery was pleased to present the New York debut of hamansutra’s CAZAL Sunglasses Project.

Foreword by Cari Zalloni
(Austria, Kleinstuebing, Tuesday October 26 2010)
The project “Homage to Cari Zalloni” arose from hamansutra’s passion for CAZAL products, which he collects. In the late eighties Cari Zalloni (head designer of CAZAL) created two sunglasses styles that changed the hiphop community. Denis Pernath and hamansutra present Cazal portraits and collages. London, 2003.

LINK
vimeo.com/17459381

MUSIC
Harlem Nights

NO SUPPORT

MEMORY OF CARI ZALLONI . BORN 1937 DIED 2012 . REST IN LOVE PEACE AND SOUL

CAZAL . eyewear . face . a design symbiosis
Friend, Partner, Mentor, Visionary and Idol. “The world was not ready for the mind of Cari Zalloni”. As a community of Cazal collectors and wearers, we spent years contacting the CAZAL company, trying to get them to issue your Vintage series – a pioneering idea in the late 1990s. We were laughed at, ignored, not taken seriously, while your eyewear landed with the wrong people – the wrong models, the wrong tasteless ad agencies…

Quote from Cari Zalloni’s Foreword
“hiding eyes behind dark glasses is a way of saying “look at me,” expressing the precise opposite of the action, and successful sun eyewear has a function which extends far beyond mere eye protection. for me, the eyewear market in the USA is and always has been my special market.”

As the saying goes, the prophet is without honor in his own country. Wake up, Germany! I’m happy that I could add some honor by staging a homage to you in New York City, with a foreword written by you that I waited years to get. Not an easy undertaking, but a very valuable one. We miss you, dear Cari. We had such plans. But we’ll continue to honor your work.

Cari Zalloni was an eyewear designer of outstanding reputation. His Cazal sunglasses – a name derived by combining the first syllables of his first and last names – are characterized by aggressive styling, unique detailing and unparalleled craftsmanship and express his uncompromising design attitude.

He says, “A designer eyewear line that pleases everyone is unlikely to inspire. Good design must be thought-provoking.”

Cazal eyewear
Today the eyewear and sun eyewear designed by Cari Zalloni is a success story spanning 40 years and acclaimed all over the world Cazal eyewear is associated with old school hiphop, graffiti, breakdance, DJs, record collectors and a host of other personalities like EGYPTIAN LOVER, MICHAEL JACKSON, RUN DMC, MELANIE GRIFFITH, RODNEY O & JOE COOLEY, ELVIS PRESLEY, BARRY NEWMAN, STEVIE WONDER, FAT BOYS, MIKE TYSON, GWEN STEFANI and JAY Z.

DENIM BY HAMANSUTRA

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TWO POWERS: HAMANSUTRA AND POLTRONA FRAU
hamansutra’s male / female RAW DENIM Line, incorporating the manufacturing techniques of Poltrona Frau, offers a range of reversible basic pants and jackets. Inspired by authentic vintage work clothing. Crafted from materials influenced by traditional Japanese denim quality and produced in Italy, the home of superb fabrics. Featuring exclusive Poltrona Frau buttons from the high-end Italian furniture manufacturer. Known as “Cuff Links” and originally designed for furnishings, these buttons hold the key to the hamansutra RAW DENIM Line’s reversible function – just remove, reverse, replace. hamansutra RAW DENIM is simple, rugged and handmade. A protective “armor” for the wearer’s skin that lets the wearer feel the finishing. Because perfection is protection.

created with love from New York City and handmade in Italy and Munich

All reproduction in any form and to any extent requires express prior written permission.

© 100% hamansutra
New York 2013

LINK
poltronafrau.com

TWO POWERS: HAMANSUTRA AND POLTRONA FRAU
hamansutra’s male / female RAW DENIM Line, incorporating the manufacturing techniques of Poltrona Frau, offers a range of reversible basic pants and jackets. Inspired by authentic vintage work clothing. Crafted from materials influenced by traditional Japanese denim quality and produced in Italy, the home of superb fabrics. Featuring exclusive Poltrona Frau buttons from the high-end Italian furniture manufacturer. Known as “Cuff Links” and originally designed for furnishings, these buttons hold the key to the hamansutra RAW DENIM Line’s reversible function – just remove, reverse, replace. hamansutra RAW DENIM is simple, rugged and handmade. A protective “armor” for the wearer’s skin that lets the wearer feel the finishing. Because perfection is protection.

created with love from New York City and handmade in Italy and Munich

All reproduction in any form and to any extent requires express prior written permission.

© 100% hamansutra
New York 2013

LINK
poltronafrau.com

DENIM BY HAMANSUTRA . MAKING OF

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The production of the Denim Line, featuring unique shots of hamansutra‘s styling and fashion shoot process in Studio Seidel, Munich 2013. 

Model Katrin Biller, winner of the 2012 ”Miss Munich“ with charm, charisma and perfect curves, was hamansutra’s Pure Girl like a statue. We loved working with her and edging her out of her comfort zone.

Louisa Models
Katrin Biller . Robert Lohmeyer

The production of the Denim Line, featuring unique shots of hamansutra‘s styling and fashion shoot process in Studio Seidel, Munich 2013. 

Model Katrin Biller, winner of the 2012 ”Miss Munich“ with charm, charisma and perfect curves, was hamansutra’s Pure Girl like a statue. We loved working with her and edging her out of her comfort zone.

Louisa Models
Katrin Biller . Robert Lohmeyer

Portrait videographed

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What is time?
1000 years are a single day.

Portrait of Fashion Designer hamansutra

hamansutra is taken in for questioning and his evidence is taken down, videographed in a video conference. Exploring the truth and exploring decisions about visions of the future. How can we speak so lightly of the future? Under the original Persian calendar we operate in a different age. We discuss what life will be like in thousand years.

Welcome to 7112!

LINK
vimeo.com/48855566

What is time?
1000 years are a single day.

Portrait of Fashion Designer hamansutra

hamansutra is taken in for questioning and his evidence is taken down, videographed in a video conference. Exploring the truth and exploring decisions about visions of the future. How can we speak so lightly of the future? Under the original Persian calendar we operate in a different age. We discuss what life will be like in thousand years.

Welcome to 7112!

LINK
vimeo.com/48855566

A TRIBUTE TO KRAFTWERK

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“A Tribute to Kraftwerk – Suits by hamansutra”
We are proud to present the 2012 launch of our menswear line “suits by hamansutra“ with visible silver magnet button. The suits by hamansutra are “A Tribute to Kraftwerk”

Created and manufactured with love in New York City.

Note
hamansutra cut his teeth in military tailoring – and has the chops to incorporate these elements into his suits.

Delivery
Pre-order 2-3 weeks
hamansutra creations are personally tailored. For this reason, please allow a minimum of two weeks for production and delivery.

The pioneering electronic music band KRAFTWERK
kraftwerk.com

Release Date
April 10th, 2012

Many memories. Another world. Another time.
Over the last quarter-century they’ve worked at the famous Kling Klang Studio in various ways – sometimes by daylight, sometimes by night. From composition and design to absolute silence, they’ve always kept the golden thread firmly in their hands. “The Man Machine” aka Ralf Huetter, Karl Bartos, Wolfgang Fluer and Florian Schneider.

“A Tribute to Kraftwerk – Suits by hamansutra”
We are proud to present the 2012 launch of our menswear line “suits by hamansutra“ with visible silver magnet button. The suits by hamansutra are “A Tribute to Kraftwerk”

Created and manufactured with love in New York City.

Note
hamansutra cut his teeth in military tailoring – and has the chops to incorporate these elements into his suits.

Delivery
Pre-order 2-3 weeks
hamansutra creations are personally tailored. For this reason, please allow a minimum of two weeks for production and delivery.

The pioneering electronic music band KRAFTWERK
kraftwerk.com

Release Date
April 10th, 2012

Many memories. Another world. Another time.
Over the last quarter-century they’ve worked at the famous Kling Klang Studio in various ways – sometimes by daylight, sometimes by night. From composition and design to absolute silence, they’ve always kept the golden thread firmly in their hands. “The Man Machine” aka Ralf Huetter, Karl Bartos, Wolfgang Fluer and Florian Schneider.

VIRGIN BY HAMANSUTRA

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Virgin – untouched clothing by hamansutra
Virgin. The first shirt waiting to be deflowered by its owner. It has been cunningly designed without a neck hole to put you in control of every cut. Don’t be shy. Get out your scissors and get to work.

Pattern
The shirt has only two seams and two darts. It is designed to feel like a second skin.

Men’s Shirt
Soft, supple short-sleeved shirt in 100% quality soft cotton. No neck hole.

Women’s Shirt
Soft, supple short-sleeved shirt in 100% quality soft cotton. No neck hole.

Colour
White

Fabric
100% cotton

Care instructions
Washable at 95 C . Can be bleached . Tumble dry at level 1 . Warm, not hot iron . Do not dry clean

LINK
virgin.hamansutra.com

COLOPHON
Fashion · hamansutra
Creative Director · Corinna Falusi
Art Director · Maite Albuquerque
Copywriter · Justin Via
Photographer · Charles Williamson
Make-Up · Joel Angel
Models · Marie LeClair · Alex Lugosi · Julia Johnson · Erin Gross · Lenka Dayrit · Samuel Sorrels
IT · Mr Y
English translation . Alison Moffat

Virgin – untouched clothing by hamansutra
Virgin. The first shirt waiting to be deflowered by its owner. It has been cunningly designed without a neck hole to put you in control of every cut. Don’t be shy. Get out your scissors and get to work.

Pattern
The shirt has only two seams and two darts. It is designed to feel like a second skin.

Men’s Shirt
Soft, supple short-sleeved shirt in 100% quality soft cotton. No neck hole.

Women’s Shirt
Soft, supple short-sleeved shirt in 100% quality soft cotton. No neck hole.

Colour
White

Fabric
100% cotton

Care instructions
Washable at 95 C . Can be bleached . Tumble dry at level 1 . Warm, not hot iron . Do not dry clean

LINK
virgin.hamansutra.com

COLOPHON
Fashion · hamansutra
Creative Director · Corinna Falusi
Art Director · Maite Albuquerque
Copywriter · Justin Via
Photographer · Charles Williamson
Make-Up · Joel Angel
Models · Marie LeClair · Alex Lugosi · Julia Johnson · Erin Gross · Lenka Dayrit · Samuel Sorrels
IT · Mr Y
English translation . Alison Moffat

ARTIFICIAL SKIN COLLECTION 2060

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BUY lookbook at Printed Matter New York
195 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

LINK
printedmatter.org/catalog/27048

hamansutra presents unique custom accessories with Vertu – pioneering luxury mobile phones. Full-body overalls made from stretch and stocking fabrics symbolize an artificial second skin. The mobile phones represent the chips of the future, transplanted the skin. The idea behind the designs: today’s ultimate transparency as everything we do is observed and documented CCTV, Internet sites, Google…

Giving birth in a matter of seconds thanks to a system of zippers; disco balls modeled as gigantic nipples, a Russian woman soldier serving for Germany, a shoe with integrated compass that shows you the way as you walk it …

I want my designs to be people – not just sketches. Movies that combine fantasy with practical guidelines for creating change.

Copyright hamansutra New York 2010
All rights reserved

About Vertu
Vertu is a British-based manufacturer and retailer of luxury mobile phones.
The company is an independently run, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia.

BUY lookbook at Printed Matter New York
195 Tenth Avenue
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hamansutra presents unique custom accessories with Vertu – pioneering luxury mobile phones. Full-body overalls made from stretch and stocking fabrics symbolize an artificial second skin. The mobile phones represent the chips of the future, transplanted the skin. The idea behind the designs: today’s ultimate transparency as everything we do is observed and documented CCTV, Internet sites, Google…

Giving birth in a matter of seconds thanks to a system of zippers; disco balls modeled as gigantic nipples, a Russian woman soldier serving for Germany, a shoe with integrated compass that shows you the way as you walk it …

I want my designs to be people – not just sketches. Movies that combine fantasy with practical guidelines for creating change.

Copyright hamansutra New York 2010
All rights reserved

About Vertu
Vertu is a British-based manufacturer and retailer of luxury mobile phones.
The company is an independently run, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia.

OVERALL UNIFORMS

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An overall is something inseparable, as the name implies – the upper and lower body are welded together. There’s nothing that feels more human.

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hamansutra cut his teeth in military tailoring – and has the chops to incorporate these elements into his costumes.

Created with love in New York City – manufactured in Germany.

An overall is something inseparable, as the name implies – the upper and lower body are welded together. There’s nothing that feels more human.

Note
hamansutra cut his teeth in military tailoring – and has the chops to incorporate these elements into his costumes.

Created with love in New York City – manufactured in Germany.

SONIQUE . COSTUME DESIGN

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Costume design for a video by singer Sonique, in cooperation with Design Liga Munich “Another World”, Cosmo Records Munich got awarded twice. The IF communication design award 2005 – GOLD and the animago award 2005 – SILVER.

Costume design for a video by singer Sonique, in cooperation with Design Liga Munich “Another World”, Cosmo Records Munich got awarded twice. The IF communication design award 2005 – GOLD and the animago award 2005 – SILVER.

SATURN STAFF UNIFORMS

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It’s time to give you a preview.

It’s a truism that opinions differ – but it’s always fun when the patient tells the doctor what to do.

I was one of the originators and creators working on “Germany’s most successful advertising campaign” (according to Der Spiegel), Jung von Matt Hamburg’s “Geiz ist Geil” (Cheap is Cool) campaign for media giant Saturn in 2002-2011, and contributed the Blu figure.

In 2015, now in the role of freelance creative director for Saturn, I was asked to design new staff uniforms; the commission came from an agency which was involved with a design team with lots of energy (but zero experience). The plan was to gradually produce the new uniforms – a total of 335,000 altogether – over the coming years and build up a new image step by step. Eventually, after blood, sweat, tears, screams, head-tossing and a sacking, the design team was knocked into shape to complete the project and the result finally complied with the agency’s many, many changes and demands, with the help of my input of endless patience, guidance, assertiveness and straight talking in all directions (and a little help from a lawyer – hey, not every demand is justified…).

You can see the results in a Saturn near you in the coming years. Just to warn you in advance: it was all about a blue shirt.

LINK
saturn.de

It’s time to give you a preview.

It’s a truism that opinions differ – but it’s always fun when the patient tells the doctor what to do.

I was one of the originators and creators working on “Germany’s most successful advertising campaign” (according to Der Spiegel), Jung von Matt Hamburg’s “Geiz ist Geil” (Cheap is Cool) campaign for media giant Saturn in 2002-2011, and contributed the Blu figure.

In 2015, now in the role of freelance creative director for Saturn, I was asked to design new staff uniforms; the commission came from an agency which was involved with a design team with lots of energy (but zero experience). The plan was to gradually produce the new uniforms – a total of 335,000 altogether – over the coming years and build up a new image step by step. Eventually, after blood, sweat, tears, screams, head-tossing and a sacking, the design team was knocked into shape to complete the project and the result finally complied with the agency’s many, many changes and demands, with the help of my input of endless patience, guidance, assertiveness and straight talking in all directions (and a little help from a lawyer – hey, not every demand is justified…).

You can see the results in a Saturn near you in the coming years. Just to warn you in advance: it was all about a blue shirt.

LINK
saturn.de

SATURN . COSTUME DESIGN

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May I present Blu, one of the most famous TV characters in Europe. Costume design for “Geiz ist Geil” campaign of the German HIFI Company “Saturn” involving 3 different TV commercials, in cooperation with Jung von Matt Hamburg 2003/04.

“Germany’s most successful advertising campaign” (according to Der Spiegel)

LINK
saturn.de

May I present Blu, one of the most famous TV characters in Europe. Costume design for “Geiz ist Geil” campaign of the German HIFI Company “Saturn” involving 3 different TV commercials, in cooperation with Jung von Matt Hamburg 2003/04.

“Germany’s most successful advertising campaign” (according to Der Spiegel)

LINK
saturn.de