Author Mike Amiri and Wes Lang, Photographs by Hart Lëshkina, Contributions by Dan Thawley and Andrew Berardini
An extravagant monument to a unique collaboration in the worlds of art and fashion: the Autumn-Winter 2022 collection of the luxury brand AMIRI, created in partnership with the painter Wes Lang.
Rooted in the culture of Los Angeles—the place both designer and artist call home—AMIRI’s Autumn-Winter 2022 collection is an exploration of the city’s aesthetic heritage. Mixing high with low, extravagance with subtlety, the collection reflects the intersection of worlds—rock, skate, luxe, craft, art, glam—that defines Los Angeles style. Throughout the collection, Wes Lang’s painterly interventions introduce elements of subversion and energy to AMIRI’s pieces.
The book meticulously documents the creative process, from the design of key silhouettes to the hand-painting of original works onto individual garments. Hundreds of photographs, taken specially for the book by the artist duo Hart Lëshkina, go behind the scenes in AMIRI’s atelier and Lang’s studio, revealing the collection’s evolution from sketches to clothing and finally to the star-studded runway show, cinematically illuminated with Lang’s artwork, at which the line debuted in the spring of 2022.
Elaborately designed with spectacular gatefold pages and booklets, and with texts by fashion editor Dan Thawley and art critic Andrew Berardini alongside the voices of Mike Amiri and Wes Lang, this book is a testament to the power of collaboration and an impressive record of an iconic moment in contemporary art and fashion.
About The Author
Mike Amiri is the founder and creative director for his eponymous AMIRI label, based in Los Angeles. Wes Lang is a painter and sculptor living and working in Los Angeles. Hart Lëshkina are a Los Angeles–based interdisciplinary artist duo working within the fields of art, fashion, and advertising. Dan Thawley is a journalist whose writing has appeared in journals from Vogue to Wallpaper, and the editor in chief of A Magazine Curated By. Andrew Berardini is a writer, art critic, and curator based in Los Angeles.