Dior is no stranger to limited-edition collaborative releases. And while the designer label has at times announced some rather unexpected collabs — previously joining forces with companies including Birkenstock, Vans, and Stüssy — its latest joint effort is almost certainly its most unusual and unique to date, with the French fashion firm this time teaming up with American tactical and everyday carry bag purveyor MYSTERY RANCH for a limited edition range of bags.
Comprised of three items in total, the release is known as the MYSTERY RANCH x Dior 2023 Summer Men’s Collection. Offered in either black, sand, or OD green color options, all three Dior x MYSTERY RANCH bags are crafted from CORDURA re/cor fabric. The first of the three items is the Dior by MYSTERY RANCH Saddle Bag. Starting with a Dior staple, this carry solution has been redesigned and repurposed for outdoor use, gaining a nylon jacquard shoulder strap that’s supplemented via an additional strap for attaching various accessories, plus an aluminum “CD” buckle, a Cobra buckle, and a FIDLOCK V-buckle.
Anchoring the collection is the Dior by MYSTERY RANCH Gallagator — a 19-liter backpack that’s equally conducive to urban and off-grid use. Dior was drawn to the Gallagator primarily due to its cleverly-designed Y-shaped 3-ZIP design — a setup that’s been supplemented via a Cobra-style buckle and a Dior x MYSTERY RANCH patch. This same 3-ZIP design also appears on the collab’s final item, the Dior by MYSTERY RANCH Belt Pouch. Both MYSTERY RANCH and Dior branding also adorn all three items that comprise the collaborative release.
While pricing has yet to be revealed, the MYSTERY RANCH x Dior 2023 Summer Men’s Collection is slated for a release on February 16th.