MILAN — Diesel Black Gold, the contemporary line under the Diesel umbrella, will combine its men’s and women’s shows starting next June.
“Our men’s and women’s collections are really interlocked and I think this decision is a nice reflection of modern times and cultural changes,” said Diesel Black Gold creative director Andreas Melbostad, who was tapped in 2012 to design the brand’s women’s lineups and, a year later, took on responsibility for the men’s wear division as well. “The co-ed show will also allow us to stress the idea of individuality of the young generations, which are more free from certain established divisions.”
Melbostad also highlighted that “the show won’t be unisex. We will continue having a men’s collection and a women’s collection, even if there are already certain pieces which have a genderless attitude.” The co-ed shows will feature 50 percent of men’s looks and another 50 percent of women’s outfits, according to the designer. Men’s wear and women’s wear currently account 60 percent and 40 percent of Diesel Black Gold’s total business, respectively.
Renzo Rosso and Andreas Melbostad
“This is not something totally new for us. In 2008, we decided to show Diesel Black Gold collections in New York, because it was
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