Dior Men’s Artistic Director Kim Jones invites celebrity guests to attend her spring / summer 2023 Venice Beach show in Los Angeles, launching a new capsule collection method for the brand, which will employ guest designers to combine with their own creative DNA icons. French fashion house. Working with LA-based creative director Eli Russell Linnetz, who directed the music video for Connie West’s “Fed”, designed the costume for Lady Gaga, and created the multicolored quilted costume she wore to the A $ AP Rocky 2021 Met Gala. Jones provided a 90s-inspired lineup that channeled the aesthetics of a skater-meet-boy band. Among those in attendance was Christina Aguilera, an undisputed 90’s and 90’s fashion icon in her own right, who finished the khaki style with an olive bodysuit, a keyhole cutout across the bust, white pointed toe shoes, and a Dior box clutch. And oversized shield sunglasses.
Meanwhile, newlyweds Nicola and Brooklyn Peltz coordinated Beckham off-the-runway pieces: she wore a shiny wave-effect hoodie, black silk logo-printed slacks and sneakers, while she chose a summer sea-foam pantsuit and Bag. Other notable participants included “Sheets Creek” stars Dan Levy, Jaden Smith, Kid Cody, Jordin Woods and Winnie Harlow, who put their own personal spin on the nostalgic aesthetic reflected on the runway.
The opening look – a loose, oversized gray suit – sets the tone of the comfortable suite trend that was woven into the entire collection. When paired with suede and quilted high-top sneakers, these looks are sure to be a hit with youngsters – who are targeted by Jones and Linetz. “Kids are really into it now, it’s crazy,” Jones told Business of Fashion.
Other standout items in the new Dior men’s collection include the brand’s signature saddle bag in bright colors in a compressed shape such as hot pink and ombre metallic turquoise. These are attached to a chunky chainlink strap made to be worn as a crossbody or waist bag. There were also rolling pastel puffer coats, “California couture” embroidered turtlenecks, and fluffy bucket hats that reflect the careful consideration of texture throughout the collection as a whole.
Together, Jones and Linetz revived an old Dior logo by adding a bold flower and the “ERL” symbol on the side. You can see it in everything from skate shoes and blazer pockets to neon signs that were the backdrop for posing in front of the audience before taking their seats on the show. In front, soak all the vibes from Venice beach.