The post-COVID era sees the return of many designers to the Paris Fashion Week calendar, such as Reese Cooper, Winnie NYC or AMIRI by Los Angeles-based designer Mike Amiri.
To evoke a world of endless possibilities and childlike wonder, Mike Amiri chose the beautiful Jardin des Plantes in Paris to unveil his Spring/Summer 2023 collection that once again demonstrates his sense of showmanship and affection for handcrafting.
Always a cross between West Coast casual and European chic – his collection is now made between the U.S. and Italy – his suits look so light, helped by the weight and grace of jersey, while the blazers are deconstructed and cut casually – their seams removed to free up traditional shapes and create flouncy volumes inspired as much by sportswear as by stagewear.
Leather, silk, suede, cashmere – elegant and noble fabrics – play a full part in elevating the casualness and comfort while beautifully cut shorts, whether in fleece, terry, in cashmere or khaki cotton, whether voluminous, paired with kilts or panty-skirted, evoke the union of casual and crafty as much as a nod to California’s sports fields and skate parks.
While the palette evolves from blue, faded denim blue to pool blue, black, beige, green and old pink, colors as if bleached by the sun or lightened by water, patchwork, tie-dye, tapestry pattern and Pegasus, the mythical winged horse, remain recurring motifs. The latter symbolizes, for the designer, that nothing is impossible and that fantasy can become reality, and vice versa.