Designer Karim Adduchi was born in Imzouren, Morocco, in 1988. Raised in a family of tailors he grew up between the sewing machines of his parents. While his father was searching for prosperity in Barcelona, the rest of the family stayed behind. In 1993 Karim moved to Barcelona, to reunite with his father. For the first time he started to receive primary education, opening up a new world for him. Because he did not speake the native language, communication troubles were resolved by expressing himself through drawings. This being the start of his development in visual expression.
After seeing his drawings, the ones he was using to talk with the surroundings, his mentor at the convent school, strongly suggested to send Karim to the fine arts Cal’Oller institution, to make him to create somekind of essential human language. As a medicament for a child without verbal language and context awareness.
For ten years Karim developed his techniques in Italian Renaissance painting and drawing. Intrigued by contemporary art after the Italian school, Karim continued his studies for two years at the Pompeu Fabra Academie (P.F.A), where he started to find his own way of working which he devolped further studying at the Fine Arts University in Barcelona (UB). While studying in Barcelona Karim increased his experience working in the Macba, Fundació Miro, and CCCB. Seeing how the people were moved by art, made him realise the intention of his own work.
In 2010 he moved to Amsterdam to pursue his education, in the fashion department, at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Searching for ways to open his visual expression. Karim is graduating next year from Gerrit Rietveld. At the same time he creates from empty surfaces and fashion windows from the past to future.
Young designer Karim Adduchi opens the 25th edition of the Amsterdam Fashion week.Read & see more