Bread & Butter Names Hamansutra Creative Director

by Harry Sheff

HamansutraBread & Butter, the Berlin-based trade show, has hired Haman Alimardani, better known as Hamansutra, as its new creative director.

Hamansutra, 38, was born in Iran and grew up in New York and Munich. He worked under women’s wear designer Kostas Murkudis before launching his own brand in 1996. His design clients have included Kenzo, Mey, Nike, Porsche and Microsoft.

Bread & Butter filed for bankruptcy in December last year after months of scheduling issues for its January show in Berlin. In February, the show announced new summer dates in Berlin to coincide with other apparel shows: July 7-9 (it was previously scheduled for July 2-4).