Diesel Black Gold delivers on a third of its name with an all-black collection for Fall/Winter 2015, but is there enough fuel to keep our interest stoked? Yes and no. Designer Andreas Melbostad explores sartorial duality with a boy-meets-girl look that is masculine on top and feminine below. His foppish tomboys sport rockabilly coifs, mannish coats, ribbed oversized sweaters, and James Dean leather jackets. Below, they wear an assembly of skirts spruced up with lace, square studs, bondage buckles, and ruffles or trim pairs of cropped trousers done in plain black or brocade embroidery. There’s nothing innovative about the looks, but Melbostad does proffer some reliable basics that could easily become wardrobe mainstays. The outerwear was nice – simple, straightforward, and well tailored, and it was styled well when layered over cozy, supple turtlenecks or sweater-dresses with lace hemlines. These clean looks erred ever so slightly on the side of the industrial and, when you’re trying to find quality pieces that go well with everything and exude simple modernity, Diesel Black Gold might be a good place to start.
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