Flying High, Longlist - Fashion

Amir AW21 Runway Show

Cara Stricker

Brandon Zagha

AMIRI’s Autumn-Winter 2021 menswear collection pays homage to the cultural history of Downtown LA, where the city's burgeoning arts and fashion districts are located, and where Mike Amiri’s first studio was situated in 2009.

Australian-born Cara Stricker is a director, photographer and music producer whose award-winning work has been showcased at film festivals, music and art venues around the globe. Stricker has collaborated with world-renowned brands and artists including Chanel, Gucci, Missoni, Alexander Wang, A$AP Rocky, Cara Delevingne, Kirsten Dunst, and Gap, among many others, and has directed music videos for artists such as Chloe X Halle, Kelsey Lu, and Kadja Bonet. Her latest includes the visual sonic experience “Show Me Love” for Alicia Keys featuring Miguel, starring Michael B. Jordan, Zoe Saldana & Marco Perego Saldana; the soulful dreamscape “Competition” for Amber Mark; and the short film Ever Step is a Prayer, created for the Miami innovative arts venue Superblue, which honors the land and people the center aims to engage with. Her photography and film projects have been featured in publications including Nowness, Fader, Interview Magazine, Dazed, Vogue US, i-D, The New York Times, Vice, MTV and Rolling Stone. Stricker has brougth her distinctive intimate, playful visuals to commercials and branded entertainment, with her first project for Lime scooters, “Carlos,” a short film that explores how micromobility is transforming the lives of its users. The branded film was shortlisted for Entertainment: Non-Fiction Film at this year’s Cannes Lions Awards. She also works in the narrative space; her short film MAVERICK, starring Abbey Lee and Rhys Coiro, which she wrote and directed, premiered on Nowness. Stricker is passionate about championing women’s art. In 2016, she launched the collective PET, a platform for women filmmakers, musicians and artists focused on bringing the most compelling and unique voices to the foreground. PET focuses on nurturing the collaborative space for passionate female creative professionals, releasing film, music, art, showcase curated events and exhibitions. Cara Stricker