Diesel Black Gold – Pre Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear
Andreas Melbostad lightened things up at Diesel Black Gold this season. A trip to Los Angeles will do that to you. At the company’s Chelsea headquarters this morning, Melbostad said a visit to L.A.’s Saks Fifth Avenue, which recently picked up the label, got him thinking about the ways that street and surfer culture intersect in Southern California. And so, he treated DBG’s staple leather jackets with bonded jersey linings and ergonomic scuba seaming; they looked very much like the top half of a wet suit, but you wouldn’t want to wear them into the waves. Jeans, the brand’s proverbial bread and butter, came oversized and cuffed for a real tomboy vibe, or were as skinny as ever with doodle-like scribbles meant to evoke the ways a surfer would personalize her denim. The dresses that rounded out the collection had fewer studs than usual and more eyeleting for results that felt more delicate and feminine. Jean jackets and cotton poplin shirts with rounded shoulders and kimono-style sleeves pushed the collection further into fresh territory.
Fashion has seen its fair share of biker jackets and ripped and shredded jeans lately. This was a well-timed shift for Melbostad and the Diesel Black Gold label.