Diesel Black Gold Fall 2013: Low Slung & Leather

If you love leather, you'll love Diesel Black Gold. Nearly every look that trotted down the runway featured leather as a major component, channeling
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If you love leather, you'll love Diesel Black Gold. Nearly every look that trotted down the runway featured leather as a major component, channeling
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If you love leather, you'll love Diesel Black Gold. Nearly every look that trotted down the runway featured leather as a major component, channeling a new, tougher ethos while still managing to retain the sex appeal.

With new designer Andreas Melbostad, formerly of the Taylor Tomasi-loved brand Phi, Diesel revamped its approach, focusing on selling a more streamlined, cool-girl sex appeal. With campaign star Hanneli Mustaparta sitting front row in a crop top and super skinny jeans, Diesel's new identity is already in full swing.

On the runway, pants were slim and low slung with slits around the ankle, and skirts were so short I feared that some of the models' bums might make an appearance. Despite literally dripping in leather, the sexiness of the collection wasn't so overt--it was more utilitarian and motocross-girl-meets Daria Werbowy. Think Uma Thurman's killer wardrobe in Kill Bill.

But perhaps the most convincing testament to Diesel's newfound path was look 23, Maria Bradley in a knit black tee and patched skinny jeans. Maybe it's just Bradley's I-don't-give-a-f*** attitude that makes it work, but the simplest pairing of a tight tee and jeans proved that Diesel's sexy cool attitude is something we could all buy into. Nothing is more beloved in pop culture than a hot girl in a tee and jeans, right?

Photos: IMAXtree