BEKLEIDUNGSWERKE

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hamansutra‘s showroom is open in Munich’s Schwabing district and the location includes a further space known as “Bekleidungswerke“ (Clothing Workshop).

Based on the concept of “No savings – only quality”, the small-scale showroom with minimalist interior will carry only brands from the US, Japan and Germany – plus accessories, freshly made cosmetics and chocolate.

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

all inquiries to
haman@hamansutra.com

PHOTOGRAPHY
Florian Deventer

© 2017 HAMANSUTRA, LLC
NEW YORK . MUNICH

hamansutra‘s showroom is open in Munich’s Schwabing district and the location includes a further space known as “Bekleidungswerke“ (Clothing Workshop).

Based on the concept of “No savings – only quality”, the small-scale showroom with minimalist interior will carry only brands from the US, Japan and Germany – plus accessories, freshly made cosmetics and chocolate.

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

all inquiries to
haman@hamansutra.com

PHOTOGRAPHY
Florian Deventer

© 2017 HAMANSUTRA, LLC
NEW YORK . MUNICH

SHOWROOM MUNICH

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hamansutra’s shoes from the latest collection available. The new classic shoe line is hand-made in Austria.

Only a few craftsman studios in the world still create leather-soled shoes with wooden nails. The machines for these shoes are over 150 years old, and sound like a machine-gun when they’re in full flight. On request we can produce shoes from premium-class Horween horsehide. Horween Leather Company was founded in 1905. For more than 100 years and five generations, its goal has been to make the world’s best leather.

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

all inquiries to
haman@hamansutra.com

© 2017 HAMANSUTRA, LLC
NEW YORK . MUNICH

hamansutra’s shoes from the latest collection available. The new classic shoe line is hand-made in Austria.

Only a few craftsman studios in the world still create leather-soled shoes with wooden nails. The machines for these shoes are over 150 years old, and sound like a machine-gun when they’re in full flight. On request we can produce shoes from premium-class Horween horsehide. Horween Leather Company was founded in 1905. For more than 100 years and five generations, its goal has been to make the world’s best leather.

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

all inquiries to
haman@hamansutra.com

© 2017 HAMANSUTRA, LLC
NEW YORK . MUNICH

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)

all inquiries to
haman@hamansutra.com

*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)

all inquiries to
haman@hamansutra.com

*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.

all inquiries to
haman@hamansutra.com

© 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.

all inquiries to
haman@hamansutra.com

© 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.

NEBBRA . WORK IN PROCESS . PARIS

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hamansutra was asked by DJ and award-winning producer Nebbra from Paris to create a special mask.

hamansutra was asked by DJ and award-winning producer Nebbra from Paris to create a special mask.

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.

QUOTES . SOCIAL MEDIA BULLSHIT

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you have to take the jpeg file to your desktop and print it yourself.

you have to take the jpeg file to your desktop and print it yourself.

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/66980362

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/66980362

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

CREDIT
Photography
Detlef Schneider

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

CREDIT
Photography
Detlef Schneider

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.

CREDITS
Photography
Studio Seidel

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.

CREDITS
Photography
Studio Seidel

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

CREDITS
Director . Florian Seidel
Edit . Franca Hoyer

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

CREDITS
Director . Florian Seidel
Edit . Franca Hoyer

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.

Colophon
Photography Denis Pernath
Model Katie Nescher

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
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.

Colophon
Photography Denis Pernath
Model Katie Nescher

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.

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

Created with love – manufactured in Germany.

Photography
Denis Pernath

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 – manufactured in Germany.

Photography
Denis Pernath

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.

Photography
Denis Pernath

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.

Photography
Denis Pernath

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

PHOTOGRAPHY
detlefschneider.com
mierswa-kluska.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

PHOTOGRAPHY
detlefschneider.com
mierswa-kluska.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