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Mike Amiri at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards
|Occupation||Founder and Creative Director of AMIRI|
Mike Amiri (Persian: مایک امیری; born on September 6, 1976) is a fashion designer who began his career handcrafting stage pieces for iconic hard rockers such as Axl Rose and Steven Tyler. His rock ‘n’ rock aesthetic led him to design an exclusive capsule collection for the LA-concept store, Maxfield, marking the launch of his eponymous luxury fashion line, AMIRI, in 2014.
With that debut collection, Amiri established a distinct design signature with his deconstructed, hand-embellished denim jeans, leather jackets, grungy flannel shirting and graphic tee-shirts. The designer's early DIY sensibility evolved into a studied and distinct savoir-faire, and today, his menswear and womenswear lines are revered for their refined sense of craftsmanship and recognised for embodying the glamorous ethos of LA's authentic streetwear culture.
Amiri currently presents a collection bi-annually at Paris Fashion Week and the ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories are available from some of the most renowned retailers worldwide, such as Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Selfridges in London and Joyce in Hong Kong.
Since 2018, Mike Amiri has been a member of the CFDA, when he was nominated for the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent at the CFDA Fashion Awards. That same year, he was honored with the Emerging Talent Award at the Footwear News Achievement Awards. In 2019, Mike Amiri was nominated for the Menswear Designer of the Year at the CFDA Fashion Awards.
Awards and nominations
2018, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Mike Amiri was nominated for the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent at the CFDA Fashion Awards.
2018, Mike Amiri was honored with the Emerging Talent Award at the Footwear News Achievement Awards.
2019, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Mike Amiri was nominated for the Menswear Designer of the Year at the CFDA Fashion Awards.
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