Amiri’s Men’s Spring 2022 collection is a sophisticated play on prints, textures, and repurposed textiles.
Amiri, helmed by LA-based designer, Mike Amiri, is known for its Californian rock ‘n’ roll and streetwear fusion. In his new spring collection, the luxury designer stuns everyone with his interpretation of a Californian pining for places away from home. The pre-recorded fashion film was held in Wynn Las Vegas— the same location for which the brand will open its new stores later this year.
The runway show was filmed by Cara Striker and boasted Wynn Las Vegas’ luxurious backdrop, complete with the tropical hotel lounge and the gorgeous man-made waterfall. The collection struck as a romantic escapist fantasy; ideal for anyone who wishes for any place but home. The greenery provided a calming background that made the clothes speak for themselves. The lucid feeling of tropical dreamscape was accompanied by Black Coffee’s soundtrack, “Wish You Were Here”.
The new spring collection offers laid-back silhouettes without losing its sophisticated edge. These sophisticated elements came from Amiri’s use of prints and textiles. Prints like paisleys, tropical plants, sunsets, and (funnily enough) the Zig-Zag Man, gave an impression of a rockstar on vacation.
The LA designer is not one to shy away from textile manipulation either–besides, he did not make shotgun-holed T-shirts and jeans for nothing! This time, however, he shredded, braided, and embroidered repurposed bandanas onto knit tops, shorts, and cardigans. And the craftsmanship does not end there, there were also iced-dyed trousers (that took 3 days to make), hand-woven lace shirts, and a lot of patchwork involved in this collection.
Looking at the collection as a whole though, the silhouettes are simple. Just simple. There’s really nothing completely extraordinarily new here but it all came down to the intricacy of the details in each piece. From the collection of leather bags, neck scarves, and covetous espadrilles, the styling elevates the presentation. Amiri also stands out for his use of textiles and textures. The bouclé double-breasted suit is a dream to look at, and the patchwork trousers in all shades pastel looked so soft and buttery despite the rough stitch detailing. One must also commend the art of tailoring exhibited in this collection. The clothes looked relaxed enough without making them look lazy and frumpy.
The new Amiri man is looking to become more comfortable– away from skin-tight clothes, and closer to a relaxed machismo aided with a neck scarf and a man-purse.
Published by HOLR Magazine.