Diesel Black Gold walked the runway at New York Fashion Week for Fall 2013 and the theme behind their collection was: The need for speed, the open road and the ambiance of a classic gas station. I have included 9 images in the gallery below, featuring 5 of their key looks and 4 of my favourites, as well as some information from the press release. I found the collection was quite consistent in colour, every look was black and white. What do you think of the Fall 2013 styles?
Diesel Black Gold gets its motor running as the thrill of speed and the clothing and architecture of gas stations fire up the imagination of new womenswear creative director Andreas Melbostad. Iconic motoring, biker, denim and tailored garments have been fused to create new hybrid designs.
With velocity as a core theme, the clothes are tailored closely to create an aerodynamic and anatomical silhouette. Diesel Black Gold’s irreverence and rock chic run through pieces whose streamlined lines suggest craftsmanship, textures research and finishes.
A leather and waxed cotton hybrid motor jacket and coat, drawing inspiration from iconic motoring garments and collaging them together. Structured shoulders, lean fit, belted and pocketed, with zipper, buckle and snap closures. The leather sleeves and shoulder have quilted details with leather, used to bind, trim and finish the garment.
Engineered biker pants are lean and fitted, anatomically seamed to sculpt and articulate movement. Multiple fabrications, combinations and finishes: raw or treated denim, wool flannel, leather and waxed cotton.
A tailored hybrid jacket cuts denim and leather into wool. Lean shape with leather biker shoulder and sleeves and quilted zipper and snap details. The torso is pocketed and stitched in raw denim merged with grey wool m├®lange flannel.
The tailored racer jacket in military green wool is coated with a black leather finish. An essential jeans jacket juxtaposed with the sophistication of black corded lace. Leather biker dress encrusted with metal studs.
ÔÇÿ’I want to capture a variety of materials and designs within one singular look’’, says Andreas Melbostad. ÔÇÿ’Above all, I want to create a collection for the strong, confident and sexy new Diesel Black Gold woman.”
Images courtesy of Diesel.
Written by Lorna Burford