Ernest W. Baker presents the SS23 collection as part of Paris Fashion Week, men’s.
“When we started working on this collection in March, it was hard to avoid the parallel between the pandemic and the succession of crises the world has gone through since, giving us a level of perspective on our work in fashion.
For this season and reason, we wanted to reference Spring 2020: something familiar and comfortable, the sense of innocence, naivety – an impression of sheltering.”
Spring Summer 2023
This exploratory sartorial collection is a refreshing break from the sportswear dominated runways this season. Formal identities are played with, and at times abandoned. Silhouettes depart and instead explore more fun and playful territories. Serene and poetic, this is one of the stronger collections from Ernest W. Baker. Explore the collection below photographed by Ukrainian photographer, Vladimir Kaminetsky.
About Ernest W. Baker
Established in 2017 by designers Reid Baker and Ines Amorim, of the United States and Portugal. Reid was born in Detroit and grew up in rural Park City, Utah, while Ines was born and raised in Viana Do Castelo, Portugal. The designers heritage plays an important role in developing their collections as they blend their cultural influences between European elegance and an American rawness.
Ernest W. Baker, Reid’s Grandfather, and an early Detroit ad man, serves as a muse for the brand’s identity. With a sense of nostalgia, an intention is made to reinterpret classic garments that feel as if they were taken from Ernest’s closet.
With a precise consideration for garment construction, sourcing high quality materials, and combining an in-depth knowledge of the tailoring process, the designers propose collections composed of timeless garments with a contemporary vision.
After releasing only their second collection, the label was shortlisted for the 2018 edition LVMH prize. Ernest W. Baker’s international stockists include 10 Corso Como, Antonioli, SSENSE and United Arrows.