Take a look at Andreas Melbostad’s latest futuristic offering for Diesel Black Gold AW14.
For the Diesel Black Gold AW14 show, Andreas Melbostad took us on an adventure of epic proportions, to space and back. The latest Diesel Black Gold show had all the iconic aspects we’ve come to recognise as the brands DNA (a hell of a lot of leather and a hell of a lot of denim) but this time around they were given futuristic treatments of filmy coatings and lacquered finishes.
AW14 is all about futurism for Diesel Black Gold but not as you’d expect; nostalgic ideas of futurism shape the collection along with the romantic and optimistic view of space adventures to create a bold new aesthetic. Melded with the realities of space travel, the look this season explores the tension between the past and the future to create a wardrobe built for survival against the elements.
Andreas plays with textures of laminated lacquered and metallic surfaces against classic wool felt and flannels, Prince of Wales check, leather and silks. Elements of astronauts suits are infused into metallic parkas and hooded jackets constructed from leathers and cotton twill, some pieces adorned with silver studs, metal disks and zippers had a futuristic armour feel to them. It was nice to see Andreas experimenting scuba neoprene amongst all his usual heavy leathers, all kept to a clean monochromatic palette with glistening silver and gunmetal metallics.