For the Fall/Winter 2014 season Andreas Melbostad was inspired by the suits of astronauts and futurism, not in shape but details, for Diesel Black Gold. There is slight padded ribbing as well as off centered zippers that you would find on the uniforms. When it came to the color palette, it was futurism. There was a ton of metallics as well as mirrored metal plates embellishing skirts and dresses.
The exceptional pieces didn’t just stop with the clothing, the boots were a statement on their own. Many cap toed, buckled, and zippered while others were kept simple. They are sure to be a constant photographed piece when they become available. You can check out the full collection below.
Kate Upton graces the denim issue of V Magazine in a Nicola Formichetti denim bodysuit for Diesel. When it comes to fun editorials and denim, you can always count on V to take it a step further than the usual.
The new issue also features an editorial (see below) of Willow Smith photographed by Karl Lagerfeld on the streets of Paris in looks that are all her own. Then always one to give life to whatever she does, Kristen Wiig. She was shot by Terry Richardson in pieces from jeans to vests and a Levi’s Trucker jacket.
Not only is this issue featuring what is new, but they also give a bit of a history lesson of the iconic moments like Brook Shields in those Calvins. You can see all of these, along with an interview of girl of the moment and some more artistic takes on denim and more, in the new issue and on their site.
Diesel has always and will continue to amaze me when it comes to their blue washes, which is why I decided to style them three ways for the men this time. I chose their Shioner jeans which have a great dirty wash in a medium blue tone. See the three looks that I came up with below.
This look here is the closest to my own personal style. I can pretty much live in a pair of jeans, a plain t shirt and a military jacket. Then finish everything off with some slip-ons and a cap. I chose this jacket by 3.1 Phillip Lim because it is not the average surplus jacket with tribal wool on the back of it. It feels fresh, yet you can still wear it with everything. I then chose a simple t shirt by BLK DNM and the always classic pair by Vans. Then for the topper, a cap by New Era.
Diesel Black Gold Men’s Fall 2014 collection debuted in Florence, the first collection with Andreas Melbostad at the reins.
He presented a collection full of sleek cotton fabrics, treated to look like leather, patent, and animal skin, in an array of metallic colors. Pants and jackets got an additional treatment of heavy embellishments of studs, zippers, and medals. Check out some of the images from the collection below. What do you think of Melbostad’s first men’s collection?