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Karim Adduchi joins the 2018 Forbes ranking of 30 Under 30 List

Written by FDM

Moroccan fashion designer, Karim Adduchi was listed among the 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 for Arts and Culture. He has thus secured a place among the most promising young creative artists of Europe.

“I am extremely honored to be selected by the prestigious Forbes magazine, after only 3 collections, and I think this is only the beginning,” the 29-year-old artist told HuffPost Maroc.

The Amsterdam-based illustrator painter and fashion designer was born in Imzouren, Morocco in 1988. Hailed by critics in each of his collections, Karim Adduchi pays tribute to his Moroccan heritage expressing femininity in a surprising mix of eastern fashion and a touch of modernity.

“I am proud to see my Moroccan roots and culture put forward in such a platform, and I know that I still have a lot more to show and tell the world,” he said.

His inspirations? The avant-garde and feminist vision of Yves Saint Laurent and the unique and sculptural approach of Azzedine Alaïa. But what inspires most this young prodigy are without a doubt the women who surround him. He likes to express their complexity, their incredible strength that makes them heroines everyday, but also their great fragility, softness and tenderness.

An artist and a storyteller at a heart. Adduchi lets everyone know of his Amazigh influences he holds on to so well. The designer, who unveiled “She Has 99 Names” last November, a collection made in collaboration with Syrian refugees, developed a responsible and social vision of fashion. He ensures to use the strong voice of fashion to bring people together, make them dream or remember the past.