NEW YORK, Sep 12, 2012/ — It was a controlled mayhem backstage at Diesel Black Gold Spring 2013 with make-up artists and stylists going for street style with a contemporary polish, which by the way is the theme of the collection.

The collection was composed of sharply tailored jackets and pants, as well as trim shorts and boldly sexy skirts. Net appears on dresses to create a mysterious hide-and-seek effect, or is bonded with leather for an appealing contrast of transparent and opaque.

The color palette is pared down to black and white, with subtle hints of color. Prints are inspired by the obsessive detail of street art and skate park graffiti. The brand’s rock-chic DNA remains omnipresent, but the functionality of urban sports apparel emerges as tape on pants and strap effects on dresses.

The result is an uncompromisingly contemporary and wearable collection for a demanding audience with a taste for luxury and a youthful spirit.