Igniting a trailblazing legacy after its triumphant debut in 2021, The AMIRI Prize, an avant-garde fashion accolade and incubator, returns in 2023 as a beacon of inclusivity within an industry ripe for transformation. This award celebrates emerging talents from the world of fashion and its adjacent fields, amplifying their voices to shape a future defined by purpose, individuality, and unrivaled flair. With founder Mike Amiri at the helm, The AMIRI Prize empowers those creatives whose extraordinary journey mirrors his own unconventional path, creating a support system outside the confines of an often-elusive establishment.

We started with nothing—no industry connections, no endorsements, no gimmicks, and no financial backers. We simply believed in ourselves and knew that exceptional work would inevitably demand recognition. Today’s world offers boundless opportunities for you and your dreams. The antiquated gatekeepers are no longer relevant. I am living proof of this, and you can achieve it too. All you need is the audacity to try.” – Mike Amiri

In tandem with Mike Amiri’s discerning eye, a distinguished panel will evaluate the applicants’ submissions:

Colm Dillane, Founder and Creative Director, KidSuper
Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Global Contributing Fashion Editor-at-Large, Vogue
Law Roach, Image Architect
Lucia Liu, Stylist/Founder, theBallroom
June Ambrose, Creative Director/Designer
Rocco Liu, Editorial Director, GQ China
Salehe Bembury, Designer
Samuel Ross, Founder and Creative Director, SR_A SR_A Ltd. & A-COLD-WALL*
Will Welch, Global Editorial Director, GQ USA

Expanding its horizons in this second installment, The AMIRI Prize opens its doors to international applicants. Applications are accessible at www.amiriprize.com, with the winner set to be unveiled in early October. The chosen laureate of The AMIRI Prize 2023 will be awarded an esteemed prize of $100,000, along with a yearlong mentorship guided by Mike Amiri himself, granting unparalleled access to AMIRI’s infrastructure, resources, and unwavering support—a transformative alliance that emboldens and uplifts.