DIESEL BLACK GOLD 2016 MFW Fall-Winter
For Fall, Diesel Black Gold dives in deep arrays of Blues where designer Andreas Melbostad creates a utilitarian nocturnal, urban attitude.
Coming on time (aka 30 min late) to the shows is always very difficult, especially at 9.30 am in the morning ( in Milan traffic), however the Diesel show was definitely worth it. Arriving in an industrial compound, there were handsome men with espressos and croissant greeting us at the door.
While the “European” KOLs of the Patricia Manfield and Giotto, Linda Tol, Chiara Capitani and the such were trying to bump others for their already very crowded front row seats, a swarm of Chinese media were jam packing themselves over 2 Chinese “大陆” Celebrities, where other media then followed to join the overwhelming crowd of « clicks and flashes ».
Suzie Menkes, Patricia and Giotto, Lina Tol, Chiara Capitani
Boxycropped jackets, high wasted dresses, skirts and pants, emphasized by large belts are accentuated to create a slim and lean silhouette. Embroideries and graphic structures are paired with shimmering leather prints and embroided materials. The strong appeal of leather, nylon, denim and felt is contrasted to the richness of velvet, lurex, and sequined apparel.
A big trend this season that cannot be overlooked; wide-legged straight pants cropped over the ankle have appeared in most of the shows this season. The power denim mastership is also showcased on the runway through contrasting materials, patchworks and feminine black laces attached on the jeans.
Sharp pleats, rib knitted sweaters, velour shirts, wool/flannel skirts and sequins create a dynamic and sporty feel mixed with a rough but feminine biker look. Extra short skirts, and short “shool girl” dresses are strongly emphasized in the collection making me already cold for next winter brrrr…….
The collection’s key accessories, including tall, lace-up biker and combat boots with buckles, big belts and mini clutches with studs or round metallic badges also appear on the leather belts and apparel.
Photos by Mattia Greghi
Photos above courtesy of Camera Moda Milano