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How to live together?

For her final project for the Master program Fashion Matters at the Sandberg Instituut, interdisciplinary Mexican-born designer Karime Salame’s project HOW TO LIVE TOGETHER? presents coats as mobile homes and spaces of interaction. The performance video shows the coats worn by a group of models and dancers in an extraordinary urban setting, reminder of the old tabernacle and the desert's earthy tones.“Every time you wear the coats, you have a homey feeling, and you carry with you those memories of the experiences you have shared on them”.

  • Karime Salame
    Art Direction
  • Rahel Pasztor
  • Sophia Van der Putten
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2017
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Director Biography - Karime Salame, Rahel Pasztor, Sophia Van der Putten

Karime Salame Sainz is a Mexican textile and fashion designer based in Amsterdam. She studied in Mexico, Spain and Germany. After working in fashion for several years (Ute Ploier 2012, Hugo Boss 2014) she focused on developing her own designs and reformulating her practice towards a more socially- engaged fashion. Karime reinterprets the wearing of clothes, taking into account the individual needs of the consumer. She is currently researching into a wide array of materials to bring HOW TO LIVE TOGETHER? to new scenarios.

Rahel Pasztor is a photographer and filmmaker.Born and raised in Budapest. Lives and works between Berlin, Bremen and Amsterdam.

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Director Statement

For the last two years, Karime has been taking a critical look at the role of clothes in our society. In her work fashion becomes a powerful tool, not only to create your own identity, but also to relate to a social space and create a sense of belonging. “HOW TO LIVE TOGETHER ? came from my own experience but also my admiration of nomad culture and the concept of the old tabernacle - a mobile temple used by the Jews to travel in the desert. This temple refers to the idea of not destroying a space after moving around and instead creating a temporary one, of keeping the smoothness of it, and not owning something, only borrowing it, while showing respect for the environment.”