Eli Russell Linnetz is the Guest Designer at the 104th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo (Florence, Fortezza da Basso, 13 -16 June 2023), with a special event promoted by the Fondazione Pitti Discovery.
The Californian designer will be presenting the Spring-Summer 2024 collection of his ERL label with a fashion show in Florence on Thursday June 15. He will also work on a specific project for the occasion to portray his crossover vision among fashion, design, and lifestyle.
Eli Russell Linnetz is an American artist and designer born in Venice Beach, California. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Screenwriting and Narrative Design. In 2020, Eli Russell Linnetz launched his brand ERL which offers colorful and unique takes on all-American staples. ERL has since expanded to include womenswear, suiting, accessories, fragrances and childrenswear. All ERL photography, casting, and campaigns are created in-house by Eli Russell Linnetz. ERL is currently available at over two hundred and twenty global retailers including all Dover Street Market stores. A look from ERL’s Fall Winter 2021 Menswear collection was featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” – along with the upcycled ERL quilt and custom tuxedo worn by A$AP Rocky at the 2021 Costume Institute Gala. Eli Russell Linnetz has received multiple international awards for his designs, including GQ’s Breakthrough Designer of the Year in 2021, and LVMH’s Karl Lagerfeld Prize in 2022. In May 2022, he debuted his collaboration with DIOR, guest designing the Spring 2023 Men’s collection with Kim Jones.