- YeEun Kim
Here's a Closer Look at the Dior Men's Spring 2023 Collection Guest Designed by ERL
After making its runway debut in May 2022, ERL's guest-designed Spring 2023 collection for Dior Men's is finally in stores now.
Having received a special release at Dover Street Market ahead of the official launch, the collection is a blend of Kim Jones' vision for the fashion brand and Eli Russell Linnetz's recognizable color palettes and ocean wave-inspired motifs.
Described to be a tribute to freedom, Linnetz's wave designs are incorporated into everything from sweatshirts to handbags. Standouts include Dior's iconic Saddle Bag, which is reinterpreted with quilted fabric in pastel blue and pink shades. The handbag is also spotted in a more minimalist look with all-black, while ERL's flower graphic accentuates the overall design.
Elsewhere in accessories, Dior and ERL's logos are fused together on chain necklaces, rings and earrings. Acetate glasses feature pink-tinted lenses, while other eyewear designs come with red acetate frames.
In ready-to-wear, Linnetz and Jones have created an expansive range of knit sweaters, suits and more. Bermuda shorts are adorned with cut thread detailing as well as newspaper print, and pearls are applied all over cable knit sweaters. The collection is rounded out with footwear, which includes the new B9S sneaker.
Take a closer look at the collection above. The Spring 2023 menswear range guest-designed by ERL is now available in Dior stores with prices going up to $5,700 USD for a Venice Saddle Bag.