The goal of Diesel Black Gold’s latest collection–Andreas Melbostad’s second for the label–was, as the program put it, to “express a new duality.” A series of opposites emerged on the runway as tough accents: Mirrored sequins, zippers, and grommets were juxtaposed against lighter materials like silk crepe de chine, cotton voile and cotton poplin. The color palette put a series of soft pastels–pink, mint green and light periwinkle–before an array of tough black.
The first set of looks were light and airy, including the denim and leather that makes up the DNA of Diesel Black Gold. Midway through the collection the mood changed into a tougher kind of biker chic. Sequins and zippers accented a short-sleeved leather dress and the leather motorcycle jackets got edgier. At the same time, there was an appealing ease to it that we’ve been seeing a lot of this season. Yet another instance of duality.