Under the soaring ceilings of Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall, creative director Andreas Melbostad sent out his latest Diesel Black Gold collection to a crowd that included Kanye West, Iggy Azalea and a Jonas brother.
The leather-and-denim combos that are the cornerstone of the brand were of course there, as was a new development — color. Melbostad is well known for his love of black and white, but for spring, he said he was “thinking about the duality of women.” Enter the soft pinks and greens, mirrored accents and pretty fabrics like cotton eyelet.
The leathers came embellished with mirrors, studs and grommets, and topped dainty silk camisole tops and the handkerchief hems of eyelets dresses. Denim was heavily treated — washed and overdyed, distressed and then embroidered — for an appealing aged look.
These were wearable clothes, and the color was a refreshing addition.