FLORENCE, Jan 9, 2014/ — For his debut for Diesel Black Gold men’s collection, Diesel’s Creative Director Andreas Melbostad was inspired by the irreverent attitude of the 21st century gent who dresses with fearless energy.
Designed with the essence of iconic menswear codes, the collection is infused with a bold military and rocker influence. The inspiration turns up as brazen toughness on the pristinely tailored masculine silhouette.
Sharp tailoring in noble menswear flannel, wool and poplin fabrics, some with Prince of Wales and herringbone patterns, are paired with an anatomically constructed pant.
Cut from leathers, encrusted in studs or in denim with a filmy patina – the pants’ textures and edgy engineering articulates the leg, and contrasts against the clean and classic tailoring.
Enameled, metal and leather emblems and badges cover leather and felted wool biker and bomber jackets to recall military ceremony dress. Uniform style cotton and compact nylon parkas are lined in shearling.
Padded and textured knits – some treated with a lacquered finish add a graphic and sporty edge to the lineup. Polished black box calf lace-ups and Chelsea boots are detailed with a military flash of shiny metal inserts on the heel and the toe.
Key Diesel Black Gold materials are given majestic treatments. Leather comes in mirrored silver and gunmetal hues. Patent leather inspires denim’s lacquered, textural garment wash finish.
Photos by Giovanni Giannoni