“History is like an old house at night, with all the lamps lit. And ancestors whispering inside. To understand history, we have to go inside and listen to what they’re saying. And look at the books and the pictures on the wall. And smell the smells.”Arundhati Roy.
In PICHULIK ́s SS23 Algiers Collection, Creative Director, Katherine-Mary, embarks upon a deeply personal odyssey to explore her family roots and heritage, starting in a remote region of the Aures mountains in the NorthEast of Algeria, where her paternal grandmother, Helene Marie Rime, was born. The Algiers Collection is an allegory for memory, ancestry, and the layered tapestry of life and identity. “We are the accumulation of the dreams of generations.