Dior Men x ERL, the Cruise 2023 “California Couture” unveiled

Dior Men x ERL, the Cruise 2023 “California Couture” unveiled

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Unveiled in May 2022 with a spectacular show at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, Kim Jones’ Dior Men’s Cruise 2023 collection (Resort 2023), created in collaboration with Eli Russell Linnetz’s California-based brand ERL, finally hits stores, with a preview launch at Dover Street Market before arriving in Dior boutiques.

The collection is awash with delicately embroidered Bermuda shorts – a perfect marriage of California cool and Parisian elegance – sexy sheer mohair sweaters, sweaters embroidered with crystals and seashells, crinkled suit pants and jersey pants cut wide enough to straddle the boundaries of Paris and Los Angeles.

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Further symbolizing the captivating dialogue between the two great cities with thriving art scenes, Dior‘s iconic cannage pattern was reinvented in a quilted variation – in satin and leather – used on the new Skaters B9S and the Dior Saddle Venice bag. This famous bag of the house that was born in 1999 is also reinterpreted on this occasion in a precious “men’s minaudiere” golden and made entirely of metal and quartz.

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The way of dressing in California has a huge influence on how people around the world dress”, Jones said at the time. “It’s relaxed, it’s about comfort and outdoor life. There’s a certain dress-up to this collection, but it’s not in the classic formal sense, it’s through rich fabrications…it’s almost eveningwear”.

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