Things are rolling along at a nice clip for Andreas Melbostad at Diesel Black Gold
. First came the news that he'll take on the men's range, and then the announcement that it will get its debut next month at Pitti Uomo in Florence—pretty much the biggest menswear stage in the world. And there's also a new store in the works in London, set to open early 2014. Nearly a year into his tenure at the label, Melbostad continues to sharpen its point of view. By now you know to expect lots of leather, denim, and studs. He had all of that and then some; this is a label shoppers should learn to think of first when in the market for a biker jacket. His have great details, and, more important, a great fit. The goal moving forward is to build a more comprehensive collection around those key pieces. Picking up where things left off for Spring, there are sweet, lace-edged slipdresses in a hybrid camo-animal print, and he's adding other soft items to the lineup, like intarsia sweaters, as well as more tailoring. A crisp, stripe-y button-down with camo-print shoulders looked cool. Also interesting: a pair of stovepipe jeans with a finish that appeared silver-leafed. Melbostad said we should expect to see more metallics for Fall.