Reigniting a Revolution: The AMIRI Prize 2023
After igniting a path of innovation and creativity with its maiden voyage in 2021, The AMIRI Prize, an incubator and emblem of progressive fashion recognition, resurfaces in 2023. It beams as a lighthouse of inclusivity in an industry teetering on the edge of a transformative new era. This illustrious award spotlights budding talent from fashion and its intertwined domains, amplifying their unique narratives to sketch a future guided by purpose, individuality, and unmatched creativity. Guided by its founder, Mike Amiri, The AMIRI Prize champions those creative pioneers whose extraordinary journey reflects Amiri’s own path less traveled, building a safety net beyond the often elusive fashion establishment.
Mike Amiri: An Unconventional Visionary
Amiri shares, “We began from scratch—no industry affiliations, no promotions, no schemes, and no financial patrons. We simply had faith in our abilities and understood that extraordinary work would eventually command acknowledgment. The present world offers infinite opportunities for you and your dreams. Outdated gatekeepers no longer dictate the rules. I am living evidence of this reality, and you can achieve it too. All it requires is the boldness to try.”
A Panel of Pioneers: The AMIRI Prize Judges
Together with Mike Amiri’s keen aesthetic eye, an eminent panel will scrutinize the entrants’ proposals. The distinguished jury includes fashion powerhouses such as Colm Dillane, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Law Roach, Lucia Liu, June Ambrose, Rocco Liu, Salehe Bembury, Samuel Ross, and Will Welch.
The AMIRI Prize 2023: A Global Call to Action
Broadening its scope in this second chapter, The AMIRI Prize welcomes submissions from international applicants. The platform for applications can be found at www.amiriprize.com, with the winner due to be announced in early October. The triumphant laureate of The AMIRI Prize 2023 will be rewarded with an esteemed bounty of $100,000, along with a year-long mentorship under the direct guidance of Mike Amiri. This prize offers exceptional access to AMIRI’s extensive infrastructure, resources, and unwavering support—a metamorphic alliance that empowers and elevates.