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April 19 2014

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15 posts tagged "Renzo Rosso"

Nicola Formichetti to Diesel

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After two days of rumors following Nicola Formichetti’s departure from Mugler this week, WWD now confirms that the stylist has been named Diesel’s first artistic director. According to Diesel founder Renzo Rosso, Formichetti—who noted that he’s got a lot of “crazy ideas” for the label—will be responsible for a “total view” of the Diesel brand. His impact will first be seen in the Fall 2013 season. “I finally met somebody as crazy as I am,” Rosso told WWD. “I have replaced myself and can go on vacation.”

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Sophia Kokosalaki To Exit Diesel Black Gold

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After six seasons at the helm of Diesel’s Black Gold women’s line, designer Sophia Kokosalaki (pictured) is set to part ways with the label after her New York fashion week show next month. In a statement released by Diesel, she says, “The last three years I have spent at Diesel Black Gold have been a very interesting and enjoyable experience. I am now looking forward to new challenges and wish Diesel Black Gold every success in the future.” Of her departure, Diesel founder Renzo Rosso says, “I am extremely grateful to Sophia for her work and the achievement of the growth of this line. Also, thanks to her talent, Diesel Black Gold has defined its clear identity as a premium stand-alone label.” The brand’s new designer will reportedly be announced in early October.

Photo: Henry S. Dziekan III / Getty Images

The Oddest News Day In Memory, The Legs Still Have It, And More…

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Do-gooding eyewear guys Warby Parker have announced their newest venture: A chew-resistant optical line for dogs called Warby Barker. The label even has its own spokeswomen, of both human and canine varieties: Moda Operandi’s Taylor Tomasi Hill and Martha the bassett hound (pictured). Strange but true? All we’ll say is we notice the line was announced yesterday, April 1. [Warby Parker]

Speaking of, committed prankster Renzo Rosso put Diesel up for sale on eBay yesterday. WWD reports that Diesel fans immediately responded with offers to buy the company, but an hour after Rosso posted it on eBay, the listing was removed. [WWD]

The Angelina Jolie leg jokes are not over yet—several stars turned up to the Academy of Country Music Awards yesterday showing more than a little leg. Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans, and Luke Bryan’s wife, Caroline Bryan, all had thigh-high slits in their dresses and posed Jolie-style. [Huff Po]

More details are emerging on H&M’s soon-to-launch higher-priced label. According to the Swedish news outlet Dagens Nyheter, the retailer has reportedly registered trademarks and a logo for a new brand called “& Other Stories”—no joke. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy of Warby Parker

On Our Radar: Diesel X Ducati

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Moto enthusiasts, including Adrien Brody, Alexandra Richards, and André Balazs, turned out to the Diesel Soho shop last night to take the new Ducati Monster Diesel for a spin (or at least, sit on it and dream of driving). For those not yet ready to conquer the road, they can at least conquer the wardrobe. The Diesel Style Team, under the guidance of Diesel founder Renzo Rosso, created a capsule collection of biker gear to go along with the collaborative bike. The full collection of jackets (from $340), denim ($240), and T-shirts (from $75) is in Diesel stores now.

Photo: Courtesy of Diesel

Diesel Black Gold Moves Into Soho

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“It’s very Diesel, but a lot sleeker,” says interior decorator extraordinaire Ryan Korban of the new Diesel Black Gold store he’s designed with Renzo Rosso, which is set to be unveiled tonight with a private party following the brand’s runway show this afternoon. “I wanted to take a lot of elements from a luxury store but edit it down so it still feels airy, young, and open. It was very important to the Diesel team that it still feel young and not stuffy.”

And the results of Korban’s work are just that—the Greene Street “contemporary showcase boutique” (the brand’s first), part of several new initiatives the brand is rolling out as it refocuses its attention on womenswear, is sleeker and more open than most of Diesel’s “vintage-y” shops. The look is more grown-up, just like the latest Diesel Black Gold pre-fall collection, thanks to Korban’s use of more premium materials and a luxe black, taupe, and brown color palette. Key design elements of the shop (under 3,000 square feet) include the matte black floors, wall-to-wall gray carpeting, and taupe and brown suede walls.

“The normal Diesel experience is very high-energy, but this gives you a chance to really experience each shoe and each piece of clothing,” says Korban. Here, Style.com has an exclusive first look inside the shop.

Diesel Black Gold, 68 Greene St., NYC.

Photos: Evan Sung