She Lives Behind The Courtyard Door – Fashion Show
Pictures by Team Peter Stigter
In collaboration and support from Stimulerings Fonds, Afk Amsterdam and Fonds Kwadraat.
KARIM ADDUCHI by VIRGINE DESPENTES
Covered, is how authenticity moves forward. Strength, beauty and resistance remain untouched only when smuggled. That is the story Adduchi tells us with his latest runway show, “She lives behind the courtyard door”. He imagines a contemporary figure that is so intricate, it becomes impossible to dissociate what it inherits from the future and how it reinvents tradition. Adduchi matches inspirations to fabrics. He conceals, covers, weaves, and mixes in one single gesture. A gesture that is of the utmost sophistication. Or, of the utmost rawness. His silhouettes seem to be emerging from the scenery, suddenly appearing from the walls to seize the movement. That same contemporary movement brings bodies from the desert inside of the city’s center, intertwining contradictory influences. Thus, fabrics we thought couldn’t be weaved together are at the root of our new identities : it’s a fabric made of changeable embraces. For Adduchi, doors are borders built to dissimulate, escape, separate – though they always eventually open up. Unto what? The unknown, the past, the secret. The creatures inhabiting his realm are powerful and fragile, flexible and solemn, mysterious and extravagant. They are hybrid warriors.”