Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Mike Amiri has made a name for himself on the fashion scene via his skin-hugging distressed denim and chain-adorned boots, but now it looks like the designer is getting into the world of athletic footwear. Amiri currently offers a handful of sneaker styles , although they all lean toward minimal Vans-inspired and slip-on looks.
Materials are sourced from the finest mills in Italy and Japan, then hand-treated in Los Angeles under the supervision of the team. Much of the line undergoes individual processing, creating a unique and undeniable spirit in every piece. Hawaiian Reconstructed slip-on sneakers. Watercolour Skel Toe slip-on sneakers.
But how did you go from designing custom pieces for Axl Rose and musicians in Los Angeles to starting your own brand? You want them to look as people imagine and as people dream. After doing that for so long, I wanted to create my own language that can adapt to the street. Where people could wear these things offstage and it would have enough balance to be wearable, but still have enough significance to be special. There are elements of that men are more willing to take now. I like to give something to men who are just starting out to really play with fashion and find their own identity and individuality. ESQ: There are a lot of options in the market when it comes to fashion and streetwear. You want them to have the best fabrication so they shine just right, you want the shoulders to look perfect so the silhouette looks heroic, you want every detail to pop.
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 recognized 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 Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Galeries Lafayette in Paris  , Selfridges in London and Joyce in Hong Kong. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mike Amiri. Hollywood , Los Angeles California. Retrieved August 2, Los Angeles Times.