Diesel Black Gold embraces a street-wise sensibility for its first co-ed runway show.
Creative Director Andres Melbostad mixed a strong urban influence, with athletic references, to convey a new “techno-grunge” attitude for Diesel Black Gold’s spring/summer 2018 collection. The Italian label’s first co-ed runway show, sported both men’s and women’s pieces that reflect the line’s signature utilitarian spirit.
Multiple layers define the silhouettes, which are mainly lean and elongated in the women’s range, while proportions are exaggerated in the men’s lineup.
Watery tones of aqua, mint and turquoise inject a breezy feel into the collections, where contrast stitching and drawstrings introduce accents of color.
Core men’s staples are re-proportioned and abstracted. Plaid shirts in aqua tones are cut extra-long and are matched with shorts layered over leggings for an athletic-inspired look. A parka and a hoodie are combined in leather short-sleeved hybrid jackets, while an elongated anorak crafted from a shirting fabric is layered under a cropped cotton bomber. While sartorial blazers are worn with sporty tops, and pants, crafted from lightweight nylon and denim, are cut extra baggy or super fitted.
Accessories include men’s shoes with chunky soles and hiking boots, all injected with an urban-combat mood.