Urban bike messengers served as inspiration for creative director Andreas Melbostad to design Diesel Black Gold Fall/Winter 2016 collection.
A renegade, rebellious spirit informs the attitude of the lineup, which finds an ideal backdrop in an industrial, urban setting.
References to bike messengers’ functional and practical outfits echo in the collection, where cycling pants and the new “double trousers,” consisting of shorts stitched with narrow-cut styles, are topped with pieces cut in generous volumes for bold silhouettes.
Everything is infused with a utilitarian feel adding a more elegant, metropolitan attitude to the collection. Shirts show outwear-inspired details, such as zippers, straps and mock necks. These are layered under the hybrid outwear pieces. The season’s iconic capes incorporate some of Diesel Black Gold’s most signature staples, including bombers, field jackets and parkas.
Leather and inside-out shearling biker jackets come also cut in oversized shapes.
Elongated nylon vests are worn over jackets, which reveal ribbed knits or jersey sweatshirts with nylon quilted inserts.
Bike messengers’ equipment also inspires the accessories range, featuring leather pouches to wrap around the arm and padded cross body bags.
Leather combat boots with zippers enhance the sharp, strong attitude of the collection.