WORDS Kara Douglas

     Diesel Black Gold reinforced the notion that there is strength in unison this fashion week as they presented their first ever co-ed show. Andres Melbostad’s latest designs took inspiration from the unifying dynamics of the SS18 show, sieving heavy nineties grunge through techno sport luxe to produce a fleet of contemporary, urban looks that celebrated the most striking aspects of both masculinity and femininity.

     Layering was a distinguished catalyst within the collection with each of the menswear looks incorporating multiple garments to create robust silhouettes. A combination of oversized tops, flannels and outerwear all sat above flowing, knee length shorts and relaxed cargo pants. The shorts overlapped leather leggings, adding texture to the otherwise minimalistic individual pieces and understatedly paying homage to the brands past biker-chic driven leathered foundations.

     Mints, turquoises and aquas added a fresh luminosity to the muted beiges, greys and dominant reoccurrence of black found woven throughout the collection. Melbostad played with the versatility of colour in each look, adding subtle contrasts to stitching and footwear, as he accentuated the finer details to construct a luxurious frame for each ensemble.

    Diesel Black Gold’s SS18 collection was a spectrum of crisp chic designs. Each look moulding a powerful street style aesthetic that exuded the alluring element of stylish effortlessness we all aspire to achieve.