DIESEL BLACK GOLD spring 2013
a sense of young spirited at Diesel Black Gold Spring Summer 2013. Creative director Sophia Kokosalaki catapulted the Diesel girl back to the 90’s for her final collection at the brand, shaking up strict minimalism with inserts of sass. With the edgy tone of the clothes and the skaters as the backdrop, the collection revealed you don’t have to take the girl out of the grind (of skateboarding, that is). Grown-up grunge made its way onto the runway, this time in a monochromatic palette, with the dark blazers and graffiti-printed cigarette jeans [we loved!].
The absence of color created strong sensibilities, but the tassels gave us some freedom. Moments of green and pink peeked out of structured shirts and tailored trousers, rounding out the rocker-girl edge.This season also busted the business-casual tradition with the leather miniskirt + white button-downs and blazer looks- for the executive side of a fun girl’s wardrobe.
Diesel Black Gold incorporated a variety of fabrics that all seemed to be dipped in a solid hue, cleansing its textured combos. Say sayonara to your old cover-ups, as the brand’s gridded skirts+dresses layered over crisp white pieces molded a graphic look overall. Power came from the shoes, as the boots and tasseled+strapped stilettos showed how to kick up your heels. Diesel demonstrated how to take those nighttime looks into the next morning, by throwing on a casual blazer. The white-ish looks were hot, and while underneath the dark shadows of the skateboard ramp as the models made their way to the runway, the clean utilitarian looks seemed to transport back into a not-so-distant time. This season shaped an underground girl with as much grit and gusto as a city slicker with the lean lines but with a sense of ease and free-spirit that we definitely want to rise to the surface. With this collection Kokosalaki shows In order to look forward, girl’s gotta look back sometimes! a nice clean exit. Written by Mary Anderson. fdm selects from DIESEL BLACK GOLD spring 2013 runway by brigitte segura.