Juxtaposition. A new aesthetic sensibility emerges from the combination of contrasting elements incorporated under the fearless, assertive aesthetic of Diesel Black Gold.
For the brand’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection, creative director Andreas Melbostad portrayed a powerful, confident woman, who feels free to unveil her feminine side in a bold and courageous manner.
Putting the accent on her innate duality, strong utilitarian references are incorporated into a range of leather pieces and exalted by the use of metal hardware juxtaposed to delicate, soft lingerie influences in her diverse wardrobe.
Creating an intriguing game of seduction, a camisole is built into a fluid crepe cadi dress which, constructed with floating panels held together by industrial metal details, reveal a slip dress trimmed with lace.
Layering is key in the definition of each piece. Sweaters, showing off chunky ribbed patterns , feature side-slits, cropped cuts and low necklines allowing lace camisoles and crepe de Chine slip dresses to peek out for a sexy, confident mood.
Creating a contrast with the lean silhouettes of skirts and dresses, Melbostad upped the volume in outerwear, focusing on shoulders. Super squared or hyper rounded, these echo an Eighties’ feel in oversized wool felt blazers, merino shearling jackets and Herringbone coats.
The same mood informs the tailored power suits, showing boxy jackets worn over ribbed knits and matched with wool skirts and trousers. Their geometric and sharp shapes emphasize the collection’s resolutely confident attitude.
Exploring new feminine territories, the five pocket jeans are worked in denim brocade and damask jacquard motifs with deep hues of indigo blue and black, combined with contrasting pops of color when feeling bold and daring.
Graphic shapes give a strong attitude to accessories. Beauty bucket case-inspired bag squared double straped and top handle bags, worked in leather or suede, are embellished with studs and metallic discs. These appear as decorative elements on leather belts, which also come in webbing and leather versions wrapped around the torso for a utilitarian look.
Blending together different, contrasting forces, the collection blurs out a fine line of strength and fragility, toughness and delicacy, conjuring up a very singular and unique look for the woman of today.
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