“This collection is about a rockabilly girl gone New Wave,” cited designer Andreas Melbostad backstage at the Diesel Black Gold Spring 2015 show.
Melbostad channeled the 1950s era meets post-punk, late seventies, early eighties spirit with a collection of cropped pants, bra tops, and rock’n’roll denim. It’s about “tough elegance,” he explained to Savoir Flair backstage. Lean silhouettes and biker jackets with studs paid tribute to Diesel Black Gold’s tough and androgynous core, while A-line skirts and slim-fitting pants suggested more classic, timeless silhouettes. “It was a lot about the waist to me,” the designer said of his pieces. “The waist gave a controlled femininity to the collection. I looked at a lot at performers from this period – their very stylized look.”
The black high-wasted calf-length slacks secured with a metallic skinny belt and paired with a baby-doll collar cap-sleeve t-shirt with studs in look 1 was one such example of the stylized look Andreas envisioned. Luckily, for those seeking just a touch of masculine cool and not the entire stylized rock-’n’-roll shebang, you have your pick of minimalist silhouettes to turn to from Diesel Black and Gold, making the collection a very dynamic lineup come spring.
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