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.
For Diesel Black Gold’s Fall-Winter 2015 collection, creative director Andreas Melbostad conjured up a singular look inspired by the different, contrasting forces behind the multifarious British tradition.
References to England’s impeccable tailoring heritage are combined with the subversive, irreverent influences of the country’s iconic youth subcultures.
Giving cohesiveness to the collection, disparate elements are blended together and unified by an intense research on materials and techniques.
Textures are at the core of the lineup. The brand’s iconic denim pieces are washed, coated, distressed, patched to obtain the same rich hands of traditional tailoring fabrics, such as tweeds, checks, tartans, houndstooth and Prince of Wales. These are worked for signature outerwear pieces, such as a Donegal tweed trench with denim details and industrial zippers.
Tartan wool pants with applied pockets and zips are over dyed to get a darker, faded effect. Their punkish attitude contrasts with the sartorial sensibility of a coat and a blazer layered over a utilitarian nylon zippered vest and a crispy checked shirt.
Military references run through the collection injecting a sense of strong, assertive masculinity into wool jackets and coats, embellished with patches, chains, safety pins for a customized look.
Traditional British school uniforms are re-interpreted through the collections’ signature irreverent lens. A rebellious attitude informs striped blazers and rugby sweatshirts, adding graphic tones to the the palette of black, blue, indigo, charcoal, sage, military green and red.