Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week knew exactly how to define the chemical magic that was created by Diesel Black Gold’s Fall 2013 NYFW production: as a “love affair between refined quality and rock & roll”. And indeed the leather and fringe-filled show had plenty of rock to spice up the high style of Diesel Black Gold’s renown.
A plethora of black and white ensembles were strode down the runway, often on the favorite fringed black high heels. Giant zippers featured prominently on sleek black leotards and smooth, tight coats shaped the look into a compact picture of style. No color could be seen on these intrepid walkers, while leather featured prominently in nearly every outfit. Diesel designers took the opportunity presented by sheer black to allow delicate whites to show silently through. Denim even made an appearance, contributing to the “rock & roll” feel, studded and accented with lace to add flair to the ordinary.
The subtle setting of this particular runway used careful lighting to introduce each model from the shadows in suspenseful allure. A shining silver stage added a beautiful accent to the dreaminess of the line and awed all names in fashion who attended. What’s ahead for Diesel Black Gold? Short skirts and long jackets to highlight them, with lots of leather to boot.
By Lindsey K Cook