Diesel Black Gold has been forging ahead for about five years now, and at a recent pre-fall appointment, executives were excited to announce several new initiatives, including the opening of the label's first "preview boutique" during New York fashion week. (The space will be designed by fashion's favorite interior decorator, Ryan Korban). Additionally, Black Gold is separating menswear and womenswear on the runway (usually they are combined) to reflect the increased attention the team is paying the softer sex.
This season, Sophia Kokosalaki rolled out a grown-up collection that emphasized polished tailoring (think tweed trousers, crisp button-ups, and menswear-y belts) while maintaining the rock 'n' roll edge we've come to expect. Serious outerwear pieces served as the foundation. A utilitarian double-face wool overcoat, patent windbreaker, and oversize pebbled leather jacket were balanced by parachute silk dresses and other lightweight "wear it now" fare for those early deliveries. Treated denim, leather leggings, and motorcycle boots gave the proceedings a shot of brand identity. After a fun Spring show full of high-tech metallics and this tight pre-fall lineup, we're psyched to see what Diesel Black Gold has in store down the road.