How to make the familiar appear a tad more unfamiliar — and fresh? Creative director Andreas Melbostad gave a captivating answer to this eternal fashion question with his resort lineup for Diesel Black Gold.

 

Wardrobe staples were deconstructed and reworked — a leather biker jacket transformed into a bustier top; another one elongated like a cutaway jacket; a nylon bomber with rounded edges — making them feel contemporary and young. But there was an early Nineties underground vibe, too, in the many cropped tops and jackets, and color palette of black and white, with a few grays and blues thrown in. The off-the-shoulder look so big on fall runways appeared here as well, in everything from leather jackets to blazers to poplin shirts.

 

It imparted a feminine touch to a collection that otherwise didn’t stray far from its usual industrial, masculine aesthetic. The brand’s signature jeans sported macramé inserts on the five-pocket denim, and cotton tunics in men’s shirt patterns peeped out of flared skirts and dresses. And, as always, functional details — zippers, straps, buckles — were on prominent display.

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