May 20, 2022
For the Dior Men’s Resort 2023 collection the house’s creative director Kim Jones teamed up with California native and designer of ERL Eli Russel Linnetz to combine Parisian couture flair with Californian laid back rock’n’roll attitude. “We have worked with lots of different people on our collections, but this time I wanted to work with someone in a different way; I wanted somebody to see Dior from a different angle. With Eli Russell Linnetz, not only do I like his work but working with a younger designer on Dior Men and seeing things from his perspective, felt incredibly inspiring. It was both familiar and revelatory; reaffirming why we both dreamed about working in fashion in the first place,” said Kim Jones about the collaboration. Taking place at the iconic Venice Beach Winward Avenue, the show is a nod to American film, art and fashion cultures that have originated in this very place and have been a huge influence on Jones. Reinventing the house’s classics, both designers dive into the house’s archives to create this “California Couture” resort collection.