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RESUME Haman Alimardani

Professional career
Fashion designer since 1996
1996: Launch of own „hamansutra“ labels in Munich
2004: Company launched at London Central St Martins College of Art and Design
2011 “hamansutra, LLC” registered as trademark in New York at United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

September 2008 – present, New York and Munich
hamansutra’s second shoe range CMYK launched globally in Fall/Winter 2015
Bread and Butter Berlin appoints Haman Alimardani as Creative Director (March 2015)
Lecturer at Akademie Mode Design (AMD), Munich fashion design academy (Sept 2014 – present)
Cazal Eyewear names Haman Alimardani Creative Partner (2013 – 2014)
hamansutra’s male / female RAW DENIM Line with Poltrona Frau (May 2013/14)
hamansutra’s first shoe range CMYK launched globally in Fall/Winter 2011/12
Lecturer at the Miami Ad School, New York (2011 – 2012)
Lecturer at the Parsons New School of Design, New York (August 2011)
Exhibition of hamansutra lookbook at Pablo’s Gallery (527 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013) (Nov 2008)
Exhibition of New York debut of hamansutra’s CAZAL Sunglasses Project at Pablo’s Birthday (November 2010);
a fashion celebration for and about fans of Cazal sun eyewear with personal support by Cari Zalloni
Exhibition at the fifth annual NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, presenting my full range of fashion CI, focusing on graphic design (November 2010)

Move to New York; establishment and operation of hamansutra company in New York

2005 – 2008, Munich
Lectureships at Blocherer Schule (art and design college, Munich, 2005-2007), Miami Ad School (Hamburg, 2006) and Academy of Fashion and Design (AMD, Munich, 2006-2008).

Areas of focus:
Blocherer Schule: Visualization and Illustration
Miami Ad School, Hamburg: Lecture on Hardcore Fashion (2006)
AMD: Visualization

Professional activity during this period:
Appearance on Chinese TV in bid to design and produce the fastest jacket in the world
Freelance design projects with Porsche Design (men’s accessories)
Costume design for singer Amos (music video “I Can’t Stop My Feet”)
Publication of hamansutra fashion lookbook and distribution to selected art and design bookstores in London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Munich and New York
Design of T-shirt collection for Xbox
Costume design for World Snowboard Tour

1999 – 2004, London
Study at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London: Fashion Design with Marketing
Graduation in 2004 with a BA Hons in Fashion Design with Marketing, with final fashion show and exhibition of finalists‘ portfolios.

Professional activity during this period:
Design work for deepend, London (characters for computer games and 3D visualizations)
Design work for MTV (illustrator)
Design work for Nike (project Scorpions Team Posters)
Costume design for major project at London International Film School
Costume design for Jung von Matt (Hamburg), major German advertising agency, for TV and print campaign for international consumer electronics giant Saturn
Costume design for designliga (Munich), video for singer Sonique (video won gold in 2005 IF Communication Design Award)
Assistantships at Bavarian State Opera costume department, Tailoring Department of German military forces, Kostas Murkudis

Specialist interests in history of technology in fashion and history of functional clothing were intensified during and after the Central St Martins course.

1994 – 1998, Munich
Study of graphic design at Blocherer Schule
Graduation in 1998 with a Diplom in Graphic Design, grade 1.4

© 100% hamansutra

hamansutra
Haman Alimardani (hamansutra) was born in 1977 in Tehran, Iran. He grew up in New York and Munich and lived for long periods in Hamburg and London.

Alimardani began his artistic career as a DJ and graffiti artist. After initially studying graphic design in Munich, he completed a degree in fashion design in 2004 at the elite Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.

Alimardani’s inexhaustible curiosity about fashion drew him to explore its every aspect during his studies. Powerful influences during this period were his time as an assistant to designer Kostas Murkudis (2002) and his internship in the Munich-based Clothing Department of the German Military Forces, where he learnt to appreciate the value of timeless design.

A further key stage in his development was his training in the costume department of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (2003), where he worked on productions including Richard Wagner’s „Twilight of the Gods“, Handel’s „Saul“ and ballet pieces by Jacopo Godani. He gained experience in the theatre costume department – located in the former bedroom of King Ludwig – and the men’s and women’s tailoring departments before finally landing in the venerable shoe department. During this progress he not only familiarized himself with the skills of the trade necessary to fashion entire costumes from top to toe: he also began to explore the thin line between art and fashion, a line he has never left since that time.
„All the world’s a stage for me“, affirms Alimardani today, expressing his desire to provide an artistic backdrop for people as actors in the play of their own lives.

As a fashion designer under his own hamansutra label, he has worked for clients including Poltrona Frau, Kenzo, Mey,
Cazal Eyewear, Nike, Porsche, Microsoft, Jung von Matt etc.

Since 2003, Alimardani has been a guest speaker at design institutions including Parsons New School of Design in New York, and a lecturer at the Miami Ad School in Brooklyn.

Alimardani’s affinity to music – he is still a professional club DJ – is reflected in his tireless search for new routes in his design.

Haman Alimardani lives and works in Munich and New York.

hamansutra
Haman Alimardani wurde 1977 in Teheran, Iran, geboren. Er wuchs in New York und München auf und lebte längere Zeit in Hamburg und London.

Alimardani begann seine künstlerische Laufbahn als DJ und Graffiti-Writer. Er studierte zunächst Graphik-Design in München, um 2004 an der Elite-Universität Central Saint Martins in London sein Studium in Modedesign zu absolvieren.

Alimardanis unerschöpfliche Neugier ließ ihn in der Zeit seiner Ausbildung alle Facetten des Modedesigns ergründen. So wurde er nachhaltig geprägt durch die Zeit als Assistent von Modemacher Kostas Murkudis (2002) sowie durch seine Lehrzeit in der Münchner Militärschneiderei, in der er den Wert zeitloser Entwürfe zu schätzen und zu verinnerlichen lernte.

Als wichtigste Etappe seines bisherigen Werdegangs gilt jedoch die Ausbildung an der Bayerischen Staatsoper in München (2003). Dort arbeitete Alimardani an Produktionen wie Richard Wagners „Götterdämmerung“, Händels „Saul“ und Ballettstücken von Jacopo Godani. Er durchlief der Reihe nach die Repertoireschneiderei – die sich im ehemaligen Schlafzimmer König Ludwigs befand, die Herren- und Damenschneiderei sowie die Modisterei und landete schließlich in der altehrwürdigen Schuhmacherei. Auf seinem Weg lernte er nicht nur das nötige Handwerk zur Maßanfertigung ganzer Kostüme. Er bewegte sich auch erstmals auf dem schmalen Grat zwischen Kunst und Mode, den er seither nicht wieder verließ.

„Die ganze Welt ist eine Bühne für mich“, sagt Alimardani noch heute und offenbart seinen Anspruch, die Menschen – Darsteller ihres Lebens – kunstvoll in Szene zu setzen.

Als Modedesigner hat er unter seinem Label hamansutra bisher für Poltrona Frau, Kenzo, Mey, Cazal Eyewear, Nike, Porsche, Microsoft, Jung von Matt u.a. gearbeitet. Alimardanis Affinität zur Musik – bis heute legt er professionell in Clubs auf – spiegelt sich auf immer neuen Wegen in seinem Design wider.

Seit 2003 hält Alimardani in Designschulen wie der Parsons New School of Design in New York Vorträge und ist Dozent an der Miami Ad School in Brooklyn.

Alimardanis Affinität zur Musik – bis heute legt er professionell in Clubs auf – spiegelt sich auf immer neuen Wegen in seinem Design wider.

Haman Alimardani arbeitet und lebt in München und New York.

hamansutra
ハーマン・アリマルダニは、イランのテヘランで1977年に生まれた。ニューヨークとミュンヘンで育ち、ハンブルグやロンドンでも長い時間を過ごした。

DJ、そしてグラフィティのアーティストとして活動を始めたことがアリマルダニのアーティスティックなキャリアの出発点となった。ミュンヘンでグラフィクデザインを勉強し、ロンドンのセントラル・セント・マーチンズ・カレッジ・オブ・アート・アンド・デザインで2004年にファッション・デザインの学位をとった。

ファッションに対するあくなき好奇心によって、アリマルダニは、ファッションのあらゆる側面について探求した。当時、アリマルダニに大きな影響を及ぼしたのは、デザイナーであるコスタス・ムルクディスのアシスタントを務めたこと(2002年)、そしてミュンヘンでドイツ軍の制服部でインターンを務め、時代に流されないデザインの価値を知ったことだった。

その後、アリマルダニは、ミュンヘンのバーバリアン州立オペラの衣装部で訓練を受けた(2003年)。ここではワグナーの「神々の黄昏」、ヘンデルの「サウル」、ヤコポ・ゴダーニのバレー作品などを手がけ、ルートヴィッヒ王の寝室だった場所にあった劇場衣装部、女子と男子のテーラリング部で経験を積んだあと、最終的には靴の部門に異動した。この間、アリマルダニは、衣装の頭からつま先まで、ファッション業界における職業に必要なスキルを身につけるだけでなく、アートとファッションの間に薄いながらも存在する境界線について考え始めた。以来、アリマルダニ、それについて考え続けている。

「この世は僕にとって舞台なんだ」、アリマルダニは言う。自分の人生という舞台において、キャラクターを務める人々にアーティスティックな背景を提供したいのだそうだ。

アルマルダニは hamansutra レーベルのファッションデザイナーとして、これまでにポルトローナ・フラウ、ケンゾー、Mey、カザール、ナイキ、ポルシェ、マイクロソフト、ユング・フォン・マットなどといったクライアントと仕事をしてきた。

また、2003年からはニューヨークのパーソンズ美術大学でレクチャーを行い、ブルックリンのマイアミ広告学校で講師を務める。

ハーマン・アルマルダニはミュンヘンとニューヨークを拠点に活躍中。
hamansutra.com

RESUME Haman Alimardani

Professional career
Fashion designer since 1996
1996: Launch of own „hamansutra“ labels in Munich
2004: Company launched at London Central St Martins College of Art and Design
2011 “hamansutra, LLC” registered as trademark in New York at United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

September 2008 – present, New York and Munich
hamansutra’s second shoe range CMYK launched globally in Fall/Winter 2015
Bread and Butter Berlin appoints Haman Alimardani as Creative Director (March 2015)
Lecturer at Akademie Mode Design (AMD), Munich fashion design academy (Sept 2014 – present)
Cazal Eyewear names Haman Alimardani Creative Partner (2013 – 2014)
hamansutra’s male / female RAW DENIM Line with Poltrona Frau (May 2013/14)
hamansutra’s first shoe range CMYK launched globally in Fall/Winter 2011/12
Lecturer at the Miami Ad School, New York (2011 – 2012)
Lecturer at the Parsons New School of Design, New York (August 2011)
Exhibition of hamansutra lookbook at Pablo’s Gallery (527 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013) (Nov 2008)
Exhibition of New York debut of hamansutra’s CAZAL Sunglasses Project at Pablo’s Birthday (November 2010);
a fashion celebration for and about fans of Cazal sun eyewear with personal support by Cari Zalloni
Exhibition at the fifth annual NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, presenting my full range of fashion CI, focusing on graphic design (November 2010)

Move to New York; establishment and operation of hamansutra company in New York

2005 – 2008, Munich
Lectureships at Blocherer Schule (art and design college, Munich, 2005-2007), Miami Ad School (Hamburg, 2006) and Academy of Fashion and Design (AMD, Munich, 2006-2008).

Areas of focus:
Blocherer Schule: Visualization and Illustration
Miami Ad School, Hamburg: Lecture on Hardcore Fashion (2006)
AMD: Visualization

Professional activity during this period:
Appearance on Chinese TV in bid to design and produce the fastest jacket in the world
Freelance design projects with Porsche Design (men’s accessories)
Costume design for singer Amos (music video “I Can’t Stop My Feet”)
Publication of hamansutra fashion lookbook and distribution to selected art and design bookstores in London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Munich and New York
Design of T-shirt collection for Xbox
Costume design for World Snowboard Tour

1999 – 2004, London
Study at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London: Fashion Design with Marketing
Graduation in 2004 with a BA Hons in Fashion Design with Marketing, with final fashion show and exhibition of finalists‘ portfolios.

Professional activity during this period:
Design work for deepend, London (characters for computer games and 3D visualizations)
Design work for MTV (illustrator)
Design work for Nike (project Scorpions Team Posters)
Costume design for major project at London International Film School
Costume design for Jung von Matt (Hamburg), major German advertising agency, for TV and print campaign for international consumer electronics giant Saturn
Costume design for designliga (Munich), video for singer Sonique (video won gold in 2005 IF Communication Design Award)
Assistantships at Bavarian State Opera costume department, Tailoring Department of German military forces, Kostas Murkudis

Specialist interests in history of technology in fashion and history of functional clothing were intensified during and after the Central St Martins course.

1994 – 1998, Munich
Study of graphic design at Blocherer Schule
Graduation in 1998 with a Diplom in Graphic Design, grade 1.4

© 100% hamansutra

hamansutra
Haman Alimardani (hamansutra) was born in 1977 in Tehran, Iran. He grew up in New York and Munich and lived for long periods in Hamburg and London.

Alimardani began his artistic career as a DJ and graffiti artist. After initially studying graphic design in Munich, he completed a degree in fashion design in 2004 at the elite Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.

Alimardani’s inexhaustible curiosity about fashion drew him to explore its every aspect during his studies. Powerful influences during this period were his time as an assistant to designer Kostas Murkudis (2002) and his internship in the Munich-based Clothing Department of the German Military Forces, where he learnt to appreciate the value of timeless design.

A further key stage in his development was his training in the costume department of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (2003), where he worked on productions including Richard Wagner’s „Twilight of the Gods“, Handel’s „Saul“ and ballet pieces by Jacopo Godani. He gained experience in the theatre costume department – located in the former bedroom of King Ludwig – and the men’s and women’s tailoring departments before finally landing in the venerable shoe department. During this progress he not only familiarized himself with the skills of the trade necessary to fashion entire costumes from top to toe: he also began to explore the thin line between art and fashion, a line he has never left since that time.
„All the world’s a stage for me“, affirms Alimardani today, expressing his desire to provide an artistic backdrop for people as actors in the play of their own lives.

As a fashion designer under his own hamansutra label, he has worked for clients including Poltrona Frau, Kenzo, Mey,
Cazal Eyewear, Nike, Porsche, Microsoft, Jung von Matt etc.

Since 2003, Alimardani has been a guest speaker at design institutions including Parsons New School of Design in New York, and a lecturer at the Miami Ad School in Brooklyn.

Alimardani’s affinity to music – he is still a professional club DJ – is reflected in his tireless search for new routes in his design.

Haman Alimardani lives and works in Munich and New York.

hamansutra
Haman Alimardani wurde 1977 in Teheran, Iran, geboren. Er wuchs in New York und München auf und lebte längere Zeit in Hamburg und London.

Alimardani begann seine künstlerische Laufbahn als DJ und Graffiti-Writer. Er studierte zunächst Graphik-Design in München, um 2004 an der Elite-Universität Central Saint Martins in London sein Studium in Modedesign zu absolvieren.

Alimardanis unerschöpfliche Neugier ließ ihn in der Zeit seiner Ausbildung alle Facetten des Modedesigns ergründen. So wurde er nachhaltig geprägt durch die Zeit als Assistent von Modemacher Kostas Murkudis (2002) sowie durch seine Lehrzeit in der Münchner Militärschneiderei, in der er den Wert zeitloser Entwürfe zu schätzen und zu verinnerlichen lernte.

Als wichtigste Etappe seines bisherigen Werdegangs gilt jedoch die Ausbildung an der Bayerischen Staatsoper in München (2003). Dort arbeitete Alimardani an Produktionen wie Richard Wagners „Götterdämmerung“, Händels „Saul“ und Ballettstücken von Jacopo Godani. Er durchlief der Reihe nach die Repertoireschneiderei – die sich im ehemaligen Schlafzimmer König Ludwigs befand, die Herren- und Damenschneiderei sowie die Modisterei und landete schließlich in der altehrwürdigen Schuhmacherei. Auf seinem Weg lernte er nicht nur das nötige Handwerk zur Maßanfertigung ganzer Kostüme. Er bewegte sich auch erstmals auf dem schmalen Grat zwischen Kunst und Mode, den er seither nicht wieder verließ.

„Die ganze Welt ist eine Bühne für mich“, sagt Alimardani noch heute und offenbart seinen Anspruch, die Menschen – Darsteller ihres Lebens – kunstvoll in Szene zu setzen.

Als Modedesigner hat er unter seinem Label hamansutra bisher für Poltrona Frau, Kenzo, Mey, Cazal Eyewear, Nike, Porsche, Microsoft, Jung von Matt u.a. gearbeitet. Alimardanis Affinität zur Musik – bis heute legt er professionell in Clubs auf – spiegelt sich auf immer neuen Wegen in seinem Design wider.

Seit 2003 hält Alimardani in Designschulen wie der Parsons New School of Design in New York Vorträge und ist Dozent an der Miami Ad School in Brooklyn.

Alimardanis Affinität zur Musik – bis heute legt er professionell in Clubs auf – spiegelt sich auf immer neuen Wegen in seinem Design wider.

Haman Alimardani arbeitet und lebt in München und New York.

hamansutra
ハーマン・アリマルダニは、イランのテヘランで1977年に生まれた。ニューヨークとミュンヘンで育ち、ハンブルグやロンドンでも長い時間を過ごした。

DJ、そしてグラフィティのアーティストとして活動を始めたことがアリマルダニのアーティスティックなキャリアの出発点となった。ミュンヘンでグラフィクデザインを勉強し、ロンドンのセントラル・セント・マーチンズ・カレッジ・オブ・アート・アンド・デザインで2004年にファッション・デザインの学位をとった。

ファッションに対するあくなき好奇心によって、アリマルダニは、ファッションのあらゆる側面について探求した。当時、アリマルダニに大きな影響を及ぼしたのは、デザイナーであるコスタス・ムルクディスのアシスタントを務めたこと(2002年)、そしてミュンヘンでドイツ軍の制服部でインターンを務め、時代に流されないデザインの価値を知ったことだった。

その後、アリマルダニは、ミュンヘンのバーバリアン州立オペラの衣装部で訓練を受けた(2003年)。ここではワグナーの「神々の黄昏」、ヘンデルの「サウル」、ヤコポ・ゴダーニのバレー作品などを手がけ、ルートヴィッヒ王の寝室だった場所にあった劇場衣装部、女子と男子のテーラリング部で経験を積んだあと、最終的には靴の部門に異動した。この間、アリマルダニは、衣装の頭からつま先まで、ファッション業界における職業に必要なスキルを身につけるだけでなく、アートとファッションの間に薄いながらも存在する境界線について考え始めた。以来、アリマルダニ、それについて考え続けている。

「この世は僕にとって舞台なんだ」、アリマルダニは言う。自分の人生という舞台において、キャラクターを務める人々にアーティスティックな背景を提供したいのだそうだ。

アルマルダニは hamansutra レーベルのファッションデザイナーとして、これまでにポルトローナ・フラウ、ケンゾー、Mey、カザール、ナイキ、ポルシェ、マイクロソフト、ユング・フォン・マットなどといったクライアントと仕事をしてきた。

また、2003年からはニューヨークのパーソンズ美術大学でレクチャーを行い、ブルックリンのマイアミ広告学校で講師を務める。

ハーマン・アルマルダニはミュンヘンとニューヨークを拠点に活躍中。
hamansutra.com