Monday, January 15, 2018
BEAUTY: Clothing--Diesel Black Gold
Perhaps as some kind of antidote to the world's current penchant for right-wing isolationism, Diesel Black Gold creative director was inspired by a kind of global, multiculturalism for his FW '18-'19 collection at Milano Moda Uomo. "We riffed on sorts of multicultural references here, rebooted with a free spirit. Peru, Iceland, Africa, Eastern Europe, Navajos, Morocco, Eskimos, Afghanistan, India, you name it!” The inspiration is evident in the patterns of the collection's motorcycle jackets and shearling lined Mongolian coats, but the reboot he refers to must be the fact that these cultures are rendered here in a modern, minimalist, and very neutral color palette. I think I find the idea more attractive than the execution, but it's still an interesting collection.