New York Fashion Week Coverage: Diesel Black Gold Spring 2014 Collection

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Diesel Black Gold’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection epitomizes the contrast of the gritty and the gleaming, and symbolizes the journey of a young urbanite traveling from her downtown roots to her uptown hangout.

Set in Grand Central Terminal, the Diesel Black Gold Spring 2014 fashion show was a marvel-worthy spectacle. Apart from being elaborate in nature, the backdrop quintessentially echoed the duality of Andreas Melbostad’s second Diesel Black Gold season.

In the past, Diesel has predominately designed with the modern urbanite in mind, as demonstrated by heavy doses of denim and dark, dusty color palettes. This season, the sharp lines, zippers, buckles, and hardware accents preserved the grittier, utilitarian DNA of the Diesel brand, with the emphasis on edgy practicality in tact and the concept of functionality reflected by the choice of venue, the busiest train station of the country. However, the Diesel design evolved this season with the introduction of lux, lighter, and softer materials and colors. Silk georgette and silk crepe de chine removed some of the stiffness from the collection and gave it a romantic edge, much like the gleaming chandeliers and constellation ceilings illuminating the terminal.

The relaxed ease and coolness of the collection was once more highlighted by a front row that included the King of Cool himself, Kanye West, and bloggers such as Elin King and Chiara Ferragni. All in all, the collection’s transient irreverence was constructed with a noteworthy softness, which makes this collection relevant for both the downtown and uptown girl.

Photos: Courtesy of GoRunway

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