Diesel Black Gold
May 02, 2013 New York
The collection's black-and-white print was designed, Melbostad said, to resemble an "aggressive bandanna." As graphic as the printed jeans, T-shirts, and paneled sweaters looked, they were the least persuasive, mostly because they looked somewhat familiar. A hybridized tuxedo jacket combining silk twill and denim played to the brand's strengths, and the designer's. Other likely hits: denim separates that combined three different washes, and a fitted, almost strict indigo utility jacket. More of a surprise was a chunky fisherman sweater that gave off an almost preppy vibe. That was something new from Melbostad. Alluding to his upcoming show in September, he promised he'll be expanding the Black Gold vocabulary even further.