Clothes expressly for a fashion-alert individual very much aware of his own style identity.
That’s the concept behind the N°21 collection this season.
Twenty-one looks where eclectic taste meets bourgeois equilibrium, classic and sporty moods intersect, the men’s wardrobe finds points of interest in the women’s. And details play with a fanciful sense of surprise.
Doublebreasted coats, parkas, duffel-coats, aviator jackets. Pants the sleek slimfit way, sweatshirts and jaspé sweaters in unusual yarns.
Prints drawing inspiration from decorative arts and classic upholstery fabrics: all for hunting-scene failles, toile de jouy cotton poplins. Shirts, sweats and tees with a Pop Art flair. Flannels in plaid and check patterns.
Classic, reassuring colors sweeping from camel to cadet green. And then navy blue, sky blue, melange gray and black with bright touches of hunter red.
An equestrian spirit for prints and for embroidery and/or micro sequin designs on sweatshirts and bomber jackets. Alpine socks with gorgeous ornamental stitching.
DIESEL BLACK GOLD FW 2014 MENSWEAR
He dresses with fearless energy. His subversive mix of authentic pieces are carefully constructed with engineered precision and researched modern fabrics.
For his debut Diesel Black Gold men’s collection for fall-winter 2014, creative director Andreas Melbostad is inspired by the irreverent attitude of this man.
Designed with the essence of iconic menswear codes, the collection is infused with a bold military and rocker influence. The inspiration turns up as brazen toughness on the pristinely tailored masculine silhouette.
Sharp tailoring in noble menswear flannel, wool and poplin fabrics, some with Prince of Wales and herringbone patterns, are paired with an anatomically constructed pant.
Cut from leathers, encrusted in studs or in denim with a filmy patina – the pants’ textures and edgy engineering articulates the leg, and contrasts against the clean and classic tailoring.
Enameled, metal and leather emblems and badges cover leather and felted wool biker and bomber jackets to recall military ceremony dress. Uniform style cotton and compact nylon parkas are lined in shearling.
Padded and textured knits – some treated with a lacquered finish add a graphic and sporty edge to the lineup. Polished black box calf lace-ups and Chelsea boots are detailed with a military flash of shiny metal inserts on the heel and the toe.
Key Diesel Black Gold materials are given majestic treatments. Leather comes in mirrored silver and gunmetal hues. Patent leather inspires denim’s lacquered, textural garment wash finish.
At its third season, the Onitsuka Tiger X Andrea Pompilio represents the perfect union between the sportswear heritage of the Japanese brand and the Italian creativity of Andrea Pompilio.
For the SS2014 the designer took inspiration from the musicians, artists and break-dancers that enliven the streets of the most underground neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
The prints, Andrea Pompilio’s signature feature, blend together with Onitsuka Tiger’s Collection in a kaleidoscope of computerized, sprayed and tattooed graphics that recall the artworks of urban writers.
The tiger, icon of the Japanese brand, keeps being reinterpreted as if it was free to express all its strength, and applied to outerwear, sweatshirts, trousers, shorts and t-shirts.
For the first time, a capsule collection for women is added to the traditional men’s line, maintaining its strong street style personality.
The colors recall the freshness of California, with clear references to Downtown L.A.’s graffitis.
The accessories line of backpacks, caps and visors has a touch of the original Los Angeles ’80s Hip Hop style revisited with a contemporary vision.