The Diesel Black Gold pre-fall 2017 collection was shown in a distinctly industrial lookbook thanks to the shoot actually being done inside a massive industrial warehouse. This was the perfect background for this collection, which consists of several very strong multipurpose looks.
The Diesel Black Gold creative director, Andreas Melbostad, has steered the brand aesthetics beautifully well, keeping things on course and even adding in much appreciated and sought after updates. The Black Gold style is distinctive and worked amazingly well with the setting. This same warehouse that is slated to serve as the backdrop is also the location for the upcoming Diesel menswear show that will take place in January 2017.
The silhouettes vary but not wildly, as the overall cohesion is not negatively affected. There are a distinct few shapes employed here, but they are very flattering and it is a joy to see pleats again. As anticipated from a confident brand like Diesel, Diesel Black Gold is polished and cleanly innovative.
The appearance of the collection is clearly featuring a goal of hybridizing the ensembles, as many of the outerwear pieces are clearly unisex styles. There are the ever-popular bomber jackets, biker jackets, pea coats and parkas, styles that appear ever year in one form or another, updated one way or another. In the Diesel Black Gold pre fall 2017 collection, these consistently popular outerwear items are convertible, easy-to-pair items that are standalone gorgeous pieces for either men or women.
The tailoring is intricate and strong creating a subtle architectural note to the style that worked well with the industrial background of the shoot. The hints and drops of color throughout the collection gave it another notch of visual appeal that did not overpower or change the intended direction or overall look and feel of the pieces within the Diesel Black Gold pre fall 2017 collection. They served as enhancement only, creating treats for the eye within the already interesting looks.
Unlike with other brands, Diesel did not shell out all the style to the womenswear items and gave a few accent pieces for the men. Both the menswear and womenswear are distinctive, aesthetically pleasing and sure to sell a lot. The clothes are on trend, the pants for the men coming in several different cuts, colors, fabrics and so on. The women’s collection was flattering and interesting, and the outerwear was the bridge in between the two.
According to Andreas Melbostad the look was intended to bring the brand back to the core values and aesthetics. “I’m using the same ingredients for both genders, playing on a similar aesthetic approach. The soul of the brand is so strong that it just needs a fresh spin,” he said, which Melbostad delivered on beautifully.
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