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.
A look from ERL’s Fall Winter 2021 Menswear collection is currently on display 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.