Arab 30 Under 30: Class Of 2018

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Age

29

Category

Art & Culture

Title

Founder, Karim Adducchi

Origin

Moroccan

Residence

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam-based illustrator, painter and fashion designer Karim Adduchi was born in Imzouren, Morocco, in 1988 and moved at the age of five to Barcelona. Unable to speak Spanish or Catalan, Adduchi turned to drawing as a means of self-expression. Seeing great talent in his drawings, his tutors urged him to attend the Institute of Fine Arts in Barcelona. In 2011 he moved to Amsterdam to pursue his education in fashion; he graduated in 2015 with a striking collection called "She Knows Why the Caged Bird Sings." In 2016 Adducchi presented "She Lives Behind the Courtyard Door," to critical acclaim. He’s on the Forbes 2018 30 under 30 list.

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