Diesel Black Gold is the second of three collections by Diesel that were on view when they opened their showroom last week (see In the Showrooms: Diesel Spring/Summer 2014).
This has probably been stated already but, wow, what a departure from the past. After six seasons of Sophia Kokosalaki's strategically distressed denim and worked leathers, Andreas Melbostad, on his second season as Creative Director, is putting his own stamp on the label.
The collection is described by Diesel as showing both strength and fragility and, you know, there really is no better way to describe it. Although if I had to try I'd say it was both soft and hard or both weightless and solid.
Four distinct color palettes define the women's range into natural groups of pale pinks, pale blues, white and black. They add a light quality to dense textures such as heavy leathers and denim. I can't be certain if it was the afternoon light filtering through the many windows or the color palette itself, or both, but there was an ethereal quality to the collection which added to the mood.
The men's range had a similar quality with an all white palette for much of it. Although, an assortment of indigos, browns and grays could still be found for the remainder.
See pics of the rest of the collection after the jump.