For his first women’s show since shifting Diesel Black Gold to Milan from New York, creative director Andreas Melbostad tapped into the Italian city’s reputation for craftsmanship by embellishing his street-smart looks with sparkling surface details.
Shrunken velvet bomber jackets and quilted nylon crop tops provided a neat counterpoint to wide-leg jeans and A-line miniskirts overlaid with cloque or sequin-embroidered broderie anglaise. Biker-girl silhouettes were given a chic twist, with short Empire-line dresses flashing silver hardware accents on razor pleats.
“We took all the fabrications like the nylon, the denim and the leather, which are for us very core fabrications, and then we injected a lot of new richness,” Melbostad said backstage. “We’re mixing the codes and trying to create a new wardrobe vocabulary.”
It was more of a subtle shift than a radical about-face. Nestling among those decorative pieces were all the essentials a girl-about-town might covet: cool high-rise black pants, ribbed turtlenecks and the ultimate black shearling biker jacket.