Hamansutra: ‘A Thousand Moves in the Game of Fashion’



An overall is something inseparable, as the name implies – the upper and lower body are welded together. There’s nothing that feels more human.
Hamansutra cut his teeth in military tailoring – and has the chops to incorporate these elements into his costumes.
Created with love from New York City, manufactured in Germany.

Photography . Denis Pernath
Retouching . Grossmeister Blitz


I developed my own philosophy from my passion for instructions, and the endlessly changing positions in the game of fashion.




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.”

Photography Tetsuo Hamamoto

More information and projects at www.hamansutra.com

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The Hamansutra label was launched in Munich, Germany, in 1996 and the company was formed in London in 2004. The Hamansutra brand presents clothing as art objects, focusing on a holistic view of external changes which in turn necessitate designs to be aligned in keeping. See some of his latest project below like the CMYK by Hamanstutra X Philip Hanske shoe collection and his Amos custom outfits…

Formative influences included the clothing division of the German Military Forces, where hamansutra learnt to appreciate the value of timeless design, and the wardrobe department of the Bavarian State Opera, located in King Ludwig’s former bedroom, where hamansutra worked on theater costumes and shoes for productions including Richard Wagner’s ‘Twilight of the Gods’ and ballets by Jacopo Godani.

Armed with a formidable range of skills in top-to-toe fashion creation, the hamansutra brand engages the imagination in an exploration of the thin line between art and fashion.

The slogan ‘a thousand moves in the game of fashion’ expresses this conceptual approach – the desire to provide an artistic backdrop for people as actors in the play of their own lives.

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  • eric

    wow – overalls look great!

  • Jason

    Who produced your shoes and videos? The qualities are amazing.

  • eddy

    Glad to see some new work, I went to henrik vibskov coincidentally last week in New York and bought a Shoe. The shoes are still looking good!


  • Elle

    …seems like everything is going great for you. so happy.
    outstanding showcase – great feature.

    ciao for now

  • Rebecca

    This is a great understanding and passion for design.
    it`s time to start and interesting and challenging conversation with you.

  • Bast

    Nothing Beats Made in Germany, And yes, Your Overalls, It’s a Uniform, not a costume.
    well dun Mr. Hamansutra – tough as leather!

  • Reich

    “cut his teeth in military tailoring” …very interesting.

  • Melle

    Hey hamansutra, dein Film 7112…
    Junge, du machst mich nachdenklich. (im positiven Sinne)
    NY für Kreativität und Deutschland für Technologie.

    7000 Jahre in die Zukunft – das ist viel, aber wahrscheinlicher als 14 Milliarden…wir empfangen 14 Millarden Jahre Signales vom Rand des Univesums, d.h. unsere Post hat Verspätung!

    da was du da machst, das nimmt Dir keiner mehr weg! .

    ..you do it while you’re young!


  • tuesday

    I always love your creations, great presentation too, happy to see them coming!
    Cheers and keep on


  • fan ferry

    He Haman, Superman,

    Just keep going, because you so fly. your fan ferry

  • shedgy

    hamansutra shoes I think that is pretty clever, just adorable.

  • ellie

    Theoretically, you and your honeybunch could each get a pair of the hamansutra shoes, and attach. How cute is that?

    male and female lace tips! What next?

  • Johnson

    coole sache das interview, gut gemacht…. jetzt versteh ich was du so treibst….. haha

    alles wird gut

  • helena

    HAMANSUTRA is simply fab
    seems to me there used to be a party game where we tied out shoes laces together and raced – not an easy feat (or should I say feet)!

    what a great creation.

  • Simon

    great portrait Video, are there any english subtitles?

  • uptown Girl

    I can’t get that picture out of my head of some man dragging a woman with their shoelaces attached! Fantastic set! Well Dun Haman

  • jenny

    Gorgeous look and I Love the hamansutra shoes

  • JJ

    the cmyk shoes are just adorable I’d love to discuss ways to help market your line.


  • downtown girl

    So Kick off ur CMYK shoes, drop ur pants, smile, & stay a while…Let your pleasure begin

  • henrik

    respectfully, The world is not ready for the mind of Hamansutra