I can’t actually explain how excited I was to finally try the new Diesel Skinzee cut as Diesel has always held a big soft spot in my heart from years ago as they were one of the first brands I loved when I got into premium denim. Those of you who have known me for a while from the blog will know that I used to live in Matic and Lowky as they were two of the best cuts that Diesel ever came out with. Matic 81M was my favourite jean for numerous years and it still is one of them, if only they were stretchier.
Model Amber Le Bon posed for photos for Diesel to promote the new Skinzee 0813C jean from the brands Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The photos were shot by Felix Cooper and look great in my opinion! I have included a little statement below about the new Skinzee cut (which I am trying next week) so you can find out more about it. It’s available online at many retailers and also in store as well!
‘Diesel’s SS13 women’s wear collection adds a new twist to the classic armor of the 21st century woman, adding sensuality and femininity without undermining her innate confidence.“Fit your attitude” is the core theme of the denim collection, as SS13 captures the many attitudes of Diesel woman through iconic styles featuring the brand’s distinctive treatments for the summer time. Great news is the introduction of a new style: the Skinzee. Taking the best from both the comfort world of jeggings and the stylish look of real 5 pocket denim, Skinzee’s stretchy fabric adapts perfectly to the body and springs back to its original shape after use.’
Diesel held a party with EDUN at The Old Selfridges Hotel in London, in celebration of the Diesel + EDUN collaboration last week. Robin Scott-Lawson from My Beautiful City created a gorgeous exhibition space especially for the party, so it was based around the 12 African talents featured in the campaign.
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 mélange 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.
‘’I want to capture a variety of materials and designs within one singular look’’, says Andreas Melbostad. ‘’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