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.
DL1961 kicked off their Spring 2013 runway show during New York Fashion Week with a choreographed dance routine to Diamonds by Rihanna. The models then walked the catwalk showcasing the brand’s new denim which featured super skinny jeans in an array of different jewel tones.
They also featured hip zippers, colour blocking, quilting on their leathers, metallics and even classic blues with distressing. The denim collection was paired with gorgeous essentials like fitted blazers, leather peplum and loose fitted shirts which gave the looks a glamourous, yet really chic vibe.
After the models had shared the new styles, the dancers took to the stage again for a closing number. This was definitely one of the most fun shows I have watched during New York Fashion Week. It was inventive, quirky and just a pleasure to watch! You can watch the live stream video by clicking here and you can see the photos in the gallery below.
J Brand has proven that they are not just a brand that specializes in denim anymore. For their first presentation for their RTW line at Fashion Week, they showed pieces from pants to jackets and everything in between in luxurious fabrics like leather and fur.
Kept in mind was what J Brand has always known since its inception, and that is tailoring. Whether it be oversized or slim, the pieces were cut precisely to flatter the body without sacrificing unique shapes in the shoulders and legs. You can see all the looks from the collection below.
The new Saint Laurent collection is the male adjacent to the gypsy chic of the women’s Spring 2013 collection. Unlike the women’s, the men’s collection went more grunge with a tron of layering, plaid and distressing. To polish up some of the looks, Hedi Slimane paired some of them with leather pants and tailored jackets, as well as bringing back out his signature skinny suits.
I have to admit that I am actually quite proud that Hedi Slimane re-designed the whole aesthetic of the fashion house. I find the current inspirations would look lost with the previous aesthetic. With the current renaming and design, it works together harmoniously without sacrificing the soul of the fashion house. I am also loving that Hedi is filling the void of Christophe Decarnin right now with the distressing and denim for me. Ohh how I missed those days. See the collection yourself below.