Diesel Black Gold SS 2016
Diesel Black Gold presented its Spring/Summer 2016 collection during Milan Fashion Week. For this collection, creative director Andreas Melbostad reworked an adventurous safari inspiration setting it in an industrial, metropolitan scenario.
Through a modernist approach, the utilitarian and the urban are combined in the collection, which is rooted in a stark, masculine aesthetic. The cold color palette, ranging from chalk white and pale gray to black and blue, enhances the sharp attitude.
New volumes are introduced in the outerwear. Survival jackets, bombers and parkas featuring pockets, flaps and adjusters, are cut for an oversized fit. These contrast with the skinny silhouettes of denim pants, which are cut extra long to achieve a crushed effect. They also come in textured versions with horizontal patches stitched all the way up the leg or are coated for a glossy vinyl-like effect.
Layering is at the core of the collection. Elongated utility vests, as well as iconic leather biker jackets embellished with grommets and lace-up details, are worn over sweatshirts trimmed with striped details and the season’s new shirts – long zippered poplin styles with funnel necks and long sleeves.
Everything is infused with an irreverent feel, also echoing in tailoring, where suits feature safari pockets and utilitarian details.
Emphasizing the urban, adventurous and functional spirit of the collection, footwear includes chunky basketball-inspired high-tops, as well as canvas desert boots with rubber soles, new biker styles and suede chukka boots.
Minimal, utilitarian bags, worn across the body or hunkered down the waist, are perfectly incorporated into the looks.